You’re leaving already? by Carrina Lacorata

Morondava, 95 degrees Fahrenheit, the middle of November. Classes had just restarted a month ago, and I was already tired. Taking the same dusty, poorly paved road every day, enduring the sun’s oppressive heat starting at eight o’clock in the morning, endlessly breathing in the smell of my classmates with their grey shirts clinging to… More You’re leaving already? by Carrina Lacorata

Things You Did After Your Best Friend Died by Mei Mei Sun

Three years and two personal renaissances ago. You mourn for six weeks, then use her death to excuse all of your shortcomings for the rest of the year. One night, your body full of hunger and youth, you carve her initials into your outer thigh with your father’s razor. Later, at a blazing house party,… More Things You Did After Your Best Friend Died by Mei Mei Sun

Teenage Nostalgia Plus Free Time Equals Writing Prompts

TLDR you can make a writing prompt out of anything By Natalie Baliker After several weeks at home, stuck staring at the walls as if they’re going to change any time soon, I’m desperate for distraction. But at the same time, I’m incapable of sitting down and channelling that energy into my writing. Instead of… More Teenage Nostalgia Plus Free Time Equals Writing Prompts

POV: You’re the Last Person in the World to Read Harry Potter

By Jennie Fetzer Picture this, it’s the early 2000s, and if you’re a millennial or *cusp* Gen-Zer, you’re probably about to get off the bus from school, drink a Capri-Sun juice pouch, and read the Harry Potter series for the third (no, fourth) time through.  A strange reality hit me the other day as I… More POV: You’re the Last Person in the World to Read Harry Potter

Walking in Wallace Stevens’s Footsteps

By Danny Mitola If there’s one thing I’ve noticed that’s different during self-isolation, it’s the amount of people walking, biking, and running on my street. There have certainly been people in the past whose daily routines included these activities, but I’ve noticed many new faces. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise, really. With… More Walking in Wallace Stevens’s Footsteps