restaurants for Instagram purposes and declares herself a connoisseur of international cuisines. She’s vexatious, but you absolutely envy her. Society is Regina George and the hierarchy of Mean Girls has become a reality.
Minorities become the freaks and geeks who can only dream of Society…
Cicadas chirping. The sweltering heat and the sweetness of the tangerines. Her hands find their way across the ocean of blankets and rest on my feet. “What are you doing, weirdo?” She only grins and shrugs. “I dunno. Your feet smell nice, ya know?”
“Ewww!” I’m giggling and I pull my feet away shyly.
Cicadas chirping. Chloe’s dad brought over an electric fan from the attic. The current of air keeps the sweat off of my face.
“You want to go downstairs? You do know that it’s colder down there,…
I remember a time when I was four, playing in the backyard with my sister and dog, carefree because the world is a safe place and nothing could hurt me, except maybe a house fire or a tornado. Not anymore. The world is not what I thought it once was. The world I once knew was full of loving, accepting families and compassionate people. But it is actually full of ignorance, hatred, and bigotry. “The world is a dark, scary place,” I have been told that throughout my life and I refused to believe…
Truth or Dare
by Ema Zagajac
Ladies and gentlemen, I am here to tell you that there is something a lot more terrifying than the Kardashians when they are angry.
Most days, I am the only one who rides the bus. Apparently, the bus was “lame” to students at West Shore Preparatory. People seem to cluster in little cliques. I have two objectives while I am here, (1) to stay in the shadows, and (2) graduate and get the hell out of this damn high school and move on with…
Anxiety in today's world is not uncommon; it is more common that people are diagnosed with it now than ever before.Anxiety can make a person overthink every single thing, makes you leave the things you love behind, becoming freaked out over something for no reason, etc. Anxiety for me feels like I am locked away in a cell that won’t let me experience adventures that I might enjoy; that I know I will enjoy. Instead of enjoying though, I generate a continuous list of all the wrongs that could…
APOLOGY NOT AN OPTION
It was your desire to alienate me, but I prayed
and God made me strong enough to stand up to
the betrayal and move on without you
You never called or tried to apologize for the
ugly things you said, for me, even though they
were spoken in anger, I have to believe those
words were spoken in sincerity, even though
you deny their intensity
All it would have taken was two simple words,
I’m sorry or I apologize, but your arrogance and
your ego meant more to you, so you…
Historically, literary themes regarding the LGBTQ community have been omitted from comic books mainly because of censorship regulations and the presumption that storylines that include sexual orientation are not appropriate for children. The social mores of the past caused the exclusion of LGBTQ issues and characters from children’s comic books because the LGBTQ lifestyle was considered immoral. However, in recent years, comic book creators have started to take on the task of representing the…
Pangea book one: Covenant
Part 1: The beginning
I have never been the best student in class. I’ve never turned in a homework nor my attendance was perfect, but why anything weird or extremely strange does needs to happen to me. Oh sorry, my name is Merrick I'm from the air civilization. Yea, the world is divided into five civilizations. Fire, those cocky bastards never lose a fight, I would not recommend having a contest or some other kind of competition with them. Earth, those…