CURRENT ISSUE - 2.3
WRITE THE WORLD WEBSITE
by LYAT MELESE (United States)
Change is unexpected.
Like the day I was told we were moving to America.
DON'T YOU SWAT AT A FLY
by ARIA MALLARE (United States)
Don't you swat at a fly.
Don't you mindlessly shoot that harmless creature to the ground.
by CAROLINE DINH (United States)
Sometimes I like to collapse infinity
into a single point in time I label "now."
by KAREN UMEORA (United States)
My mom got me a goldfish. I didn't even want it. She told me it'd teach me diligence.
by KATE GARDNER (United States)
And the sea has many teeth, far more than I. But if we are one
then I have all the same teeth as the sea, then it has the same teeth as I.
WALTZ ANOTHER NIGHT AWAY
by AIKA ADAMSON (United States)
The night comes with a special kind of softness,
where the music swells.
A MEXICAN TWIN / GEMELO MEXICANO
by ASHTON PERFECTO (United States)
I am an American boy
with a Mexican twin.
by HUYENTRAN NGOMAI (United States)
There was a girl in class that Rose really wanted to play with, but she didn't know what to say.
by MAY ZHENG (United States)
Air sticks to my skin,
like honey. mosquitos circle my ankles and wrists
by LULU KIMMEL-MINER (United States)
The spoon looked down at the washcloth. "If you would be so kind, we are on our honeymoon."
THE DRAGON, THE GRANDMOTHER, AND THE GOLDEN EGG
by SOPHIE ZHU (United States)
The Red Dragon Café was the talk of New Orient City.
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 . . .