Not The Girl That You See- Diya Kapri

Today we’re featuring the poem “Not The Girl That You See” by Diya Kapri. This piece brings up the common misconception that the face the world sees is the person that you are. Enjoy! She isn’t the girl I used to know. The girl you see smiles all the time,Hiding her feelings behind a wall;TheContinue reading “Not The Girl That You See- Diya Kapri”

A Bird With Small Bones – Tan Ruey Fern

Today we have a dystopian short story by Tan Ruey Fern. In this version of the future, main character Songthrush tries to cope with her guilt and climate anxiety. Up and down the garden fence, she strung up the corpses of cans. Cans from the vending machine, cans from the stores, cans from every streetContinue reading “A Bird With Small Bones – Tan Ruey Fern”

The Dragon – Tey Phinesse

Today we’re sharing a short story, “The Dragon” by Tey Phinesse. This story is an intriguing exploration of the dark side of heroism. Enjoy! There once was a knight in the Land of Wonder. Now, in this Land, there was a city, or a small village if we’re being particular. A dragon had terrorized thisContinue reading “The Dragon – Tey Phinesse”

First Frost – Libby P.

Today we’re featuring a lovely essay entitled “First Frost” by Libby. We love how this piece showcases Libby’s masterful use of vocabulary to express her ideas. Enjoy! The ice-frosted grass glistens in the soft light of dawn.  Glassy beads of dew bend the slender, white blades—bowing, as it seems, to hail the morning. Thrills ofContinue reading “First Frost – Libby P.”

Grief and Gifts – Ashley B.

Today we’re featuring the essay “Grief and Gifts” by Ashley. This piece is the author’s reflection on the nuanced feelings that come with adoption, and what that has meant for her. Whether or not you were adopted, you’ll connect with some part of this essay. Enjoy! Today it truly hit me, adoption is the bestContinue reading “Grief and Gifts – Ashley B.”

Call for Submissions: Fall 2020

Submissions are open for our Fall 2020 issue. If you’re a young writer, we can’t wait to see your piece. Submit by 11/02/20, and your piece will automatically be considered for our official fall issue. Whether or not your piece is accepted to the issue, you’ll get a chance for publication on our site. WhatContinue reading “Call for Submissions: Fall 2020”

Redemption of the Frog (With Romanian Words and Phrases) – Skipper

This retelling of “The Frog Prince” by Skipper beautifully presents the theme of redemption. The biting wind lashed against her cheek, whipping her long, dark hair into a frenzy. Part of her longed for the warmth and comfort of her bed, but she knew she must press on. She spared one last look for theContinue reading “Redemption of the Frog (With Romanian Words and Phrases) – Skipper”