CURRENT ISSUE - 2.2
WRITE THE WORLD WEBSITE
7 BILLION PEOPLE
by LIORA SCOP (South Africa)
They say 7 billion people stayed home today
2.2 billion children stayed out of school
by LYAT MELESE (United States)
Change is unexpected.
Like the day I was told we were moving to America.
THE RAIN AND THE REVERIE
by TULA SINGER (Cuba)
My mother came into the kitchen with a blank face. "We're leaving," she said. "We're going to move in with Ahmad in New York."
by ENLING LIAO (Australia)
Thirty-two nights without seeing a start
Bright, shining, good luck, good luck for me.
A MEXICAN TWIN / GEMELO MEXICANO
by ASHTON PERFECTO (United States)
I am an American boy
with a Mexican twin.
WHEN I LEAVE
by SIRIN JITKLONGSUB (Thailand)
These are the scents I will take with me when I leave this house.
A CONNECTION THAT SPANS SPACE AND TIME
by JONATHAN HUANG (Taiwan)
My teacher, Ms. Waterson, wore glasses, and I kept an earnest gaze on them as I spoke . . .
by AFRAH SHEKH (India)
the first missile tears through the skin;
skinning the embers of a quenched country
FIVE TIMES WHEN I CATCH MYSELF ALIVE
by MERIT ONYEKWERE (United States)
When Uchechi’s voice crackles with laughter and her almond brown eyes crease . . .
THE FOOD THAT BINDS US
by ROSALEEN SWEITI (United States)
There's a sort of spell that falls over the dinner table as we wait for the athan to sound.
BLACK PEOPLE DON'T EAT SUSHI
by AKILAH NORTHERN (United States)
“Black people don’t eat sushi.” He said it while I was in the middle of filling a bowl with grits . .
A BRIEF HISTORY VIA EGG
by MELISSA XU (United States)
I grew up eating an excessive amount of eggs. Actually, that’s a little misleading.