Writing 2021

Dear Mom

By Anonymous

Today, I want nothing more than to show my mom the world. To give her the world. To love her. To make her happy.

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Lunch Hour

By Sophia Moore

You and me and your first BBQ chicken pizza.

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That Medicine

By Jose Arturo Venegas

Why? How could something meant to make me feel good be so cruel and foul?

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Dumpling Recipe

By Rachel Lin

I was conflicted about determining which dominates more—my Chinese roots or the American culture I grew up in.

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My Anxiety

By Odelia Lalehzarian

Trigger Warning: Mental Health, Anxiety, Weight, Death/Suicide

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Go with the ’Fro

By Dorbor Tarley

You have taught me patience, unconditional love, and how to go with the ‘fro.

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Celebrating doc h

By Hailey Williams

When a person passes, it is our job to honor that person by celebrating their life.

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Something Dark

By Alaina Triantafilledes

Apparently, Rosie finds something ‘off’ about me.

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He Follows Me

By Sid Carlisle
Trigger Warning: Mention of Stalking

It’s the feeling any woman is familiar with when walking home alone at dusk – I’m being followed.

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Isolated Power

By Zoe Glasser

I lean my head back against the tree and look up at the darkening sky. I think about whatever I want. I don’t miss Evelyn. I don’t miss anyone.

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Spitballin’ Here

By Nina Piazza

As a Dungeon Master, you have all the control in the world, and yet you have none at all.

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Chasing Lizards

By Molly Matheson

I never knew color like that could exist in the dusty browns and greens of the Colorado foothills.

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Sorry

By Tessa Pulgar

I feel like one touch would send her crumbling into dust, leaving me with nothing but regret and an ache for my grandma.

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10 Mirrors

By Sophia Moore

La Raza doesn’t judge because of blood.

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Lola

By Tessa Pulgar

How could someone I look so similar to be so different from me?

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Enough

By Alyssa Gregg

How does one find clarity after loss? Does it even help?

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How Guns Work

By Anonymous

Imagine firing a gun on someone. Straight through their head. Bang.

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