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Childhood

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by FATIMA MOHIUDDIN (Pakistan)

August 2022

The last move (the best move, the worst move, The Move) was almost four years ago

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by TERESA NG (Aotearoa/New Zealand)

August 2022

Sugary tears leak out of every crack and

Pen mark in the bathroom Wall

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by ANNE BLACKWOOD (United States)

August 2022

There is nothing profound about any of this. There is everything beautiful about all of this.

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by REBECCA PARK (United States)

April 2022

As we approach the river, the sight between its two bridges is my worst nightmare.

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by ALENA LIN (Singapore)

April 2022

With plates of food in hand, you are forced to greet vaguely familiar faces.

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by GENEVIEVE SMITH (United States)

April 2022

"Bye," she says. "Love you!" 

I freeze, almost tripping down the steps. 

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by RUTH PAZ (Sweden)

November 2021

I don't even know if our sweet little lilac, right in the corner of the garden, still blooms in summer. 

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by IZRAHMAE SUICO (The Philippines)

November 2021

A falling star taught her how to wish, but a falling star apple trunk taught her something else. 

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by FIONA MADSEN (United States)

April 2021

I am coming of age in a world that doesn't make sense to me. I will turn eighteen quietly, without a party, without my extended family. 

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by MAYA LINSLEY (Canada)

April 2020

Jill climbed the dusty, rotting steps, and her upper half disappeared into the gloom. 

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by EVE DONALDSON (United Kingdom)

April 2020

"But Dad, a dog is the animal for me - 

I'll take him for walks and I'll make him his tea."

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by GRACE LOVE (Australia)

September 2019

We walked along the small terrace of grass, the blinding heat of the sun forgotten . . .

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by HUYENTRAN NGOMAI (United States)

April 2020

There was a girl in class that Rose really wanted to play with, but she didn't know what to say.