Poetry

One week crying and four months later by Becca Harrington

Today we lost each other,found silhouettes at sunset and rememberedwe don’t know how to smile.And you’ll smoke every Friday, with a brunette boundto your eyes, but still remember mein coffee rings and autumn sun. I’ll hurt for longer than I need,cling to wildflowers until salt soaks my cheeks.I’ll find a body to hold me,kiss me… Continue reading One week crying and four months later by Becca Harrington

Fiction

Bad Decisions, pt. 1 by Emily Simpson

Joss’s phone rings. The notification glows 'Fleur', which surprises him. The vibrations rock into his hand and he taps the green circle to answer.  “Hey,” he says. He can hear her breath first, deep and slow. Then there’s the low rush of the night; cars pass, electricity hums. Her voice shakes. “Something’s happened, can you… Continue reading Bad Decisions, pt. 1 by Emily Simpson

Poetry

Support of Loneliness by Aparna Mohapatra

Fed up with suggestions of paths constantly lit with brightness,  Now I am set to search my way through night's other face. No one could make me achieve what I am born for, Because from mother's womb my only strength is my loneliness. Had got many peers once, Now I'm left with some Of parents'… Continue reading Support of Loneliness by Aparna Mohapatra

Poetry

We Are Strong, We Shall Rise by Kimberly McAfee

These are difficult timesChaos spreads like wildfireUncertainty blankets us all like a thick covering of ashBut even though times have been difficultWe will surviveWe have grown strongerWe will be able to meet these challengesWe have survived so many difficulties this past yearOnes we couldn't have imagined in earlier timesSo even though chaos and uncertainty surround… Continue reading We Are Strong, We Shall Rise by Kimberly McAfee

Poetry

If I Could Bottle My Sadness by Jayda Marí

Words pour from me In my darkest hours  A storm within me spilling Onto pages dedicated to my  Deepest feelings  An ocean of unshed tears  Filling my lungs  Waves of emotions, deep  Enough to drown me  Strong enough  To wash away everyone and everything  Around me  Some days calm  Soothing  Healing Always unpredictable If I… Continue reading If I Could Bottle My Sadness by Jayda Marí

Fiction

Where the Gutter Flowers Wilt, pt.2 by Kyle Summerall

I ask him what he likes to do. He tells me that he likes to kayak with his dad. He tells me he lives with his parents. He says he puts a good portion of his cheque every week towards his student loans and that they will be paid off soon. I tell him that… Continue reading Where the Gutter Flowers Wilt, pt.2 by Kyle Summerall

Poetry

Together by Aimee Barry

Stumbling, past each day. Crumbling, is the world around me. Facing it, braving today, comfort in the togetherness, of the mess we’re in, a together-mess? Engulfed by a loneliness, too difficult to suppress. How long will this hell last, has the worst of it already passed? Do you think life will return to normal? Or… Continue reading Together by Aimee Barry

Fiction

Cut by Abi Silverthorne

Cut up, was the body was on the sofa. Where it had been left. Its leg was bent at the knee and turned slightly outwards. An ankle dangled over the edge of the seat, the arch of a bare foot just grazing the fibres of the carpet.  There were tights that started at the hem… Continue reading Cut by Abi Silverthorne