Archive for the ‘Prose & Cons’ Category

The Precise Way To Withstand College

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Samantha Brodsky

i. Do not fall in love thinking you’ll float. Ready your limbs to drown in its fickle waters. Perhaps stuff your pockets with rocks so you’ll hit bottom faster — the sooner you break, the sooner you’ll resurface to heal. ii. But do fall in love. Do it once. Twice. Seven times even. Do it […]

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Lightness

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Mila Phelps-Friedl

The other day I saw someone flying down the hallway. He stretched his arms out in front of me, fingertip to fingertip with muscles furled and it was as if the air moved to meet him. Even as I walked behind, I imagined I could see his eyes lifting towards the ceiling and this wonderful […]

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I Learned This the Hard Way

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Rae Harris

i. How to forget—how to bury nights so deep in your bones that even you yourself question if they really existed at all. Like those drunken dreams that almost feel real in the morning. Sometimes you wish they were. There are things I want to forget and things I want to remember, but you are […]

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#donaldgloverforspiderman

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Hakeem Anthony

we need those fictional heroes of negroes we go to animation & tv shows to build our egos lookin for black people whose blood aint gettin sucked by mosquitos or cut by pigs in sheep clothes we need those negroids or at least other people of color that live under the ultraviolet covers that burn […]

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Home

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Kimberly Caceci

The place where one lives, where the heart is. Why would I call that place home when for eighteen years it was everything but? Home is the bearer of bad news — where it tells you that we can no longer be a family. The paint chips and the cracks spread no matter what color […]

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Sundress and Overalls

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Megan Banning

Sundress and Overalls make their way down the dirt path, hand in hand. The lush green trees surround them and the sun peeks through their leaves, whispering hello. Sundress carries a bottle of white wine and Overalls holds tight to a beach blanket. The two emerge into an open field. The light beats down hot. […]

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I don’t have a title for this

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Julia Tricolla

When I was a little girl I often found myself sprinting to the beach moments before the sun set behind the Verrazano bridge. My chest rose and fell with each breath of the salty sea air and my breathless pants grew louder in fear that I would miss the setting sun. If I had known […]

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blue morning

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Hakeem Anthony

I woke up this morning to huge, white clouds outside the window with no mastery over their bladder. My bed felt a little damp and she was not present at all. Superstitions cannot be that powerful, but here I am alone, in the dark morning. I get up. A note is left on the mini-fridge: […]

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On Being Present

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Megan Banning

In my treatment session on Friday, we talked about mindfulness, the act of living vibrantly in the present. It is a way to cut out distractions and live a fuller, happier life. I’ve always found this skill impossible to master. There’s so much happening around me, in my head, that I can’t always bring myself […]

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No

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by Kimberly Caceci

You dangled me off a cliff holding a fragile rope of the person who I was and could be. The rope of my sanity, the rope of my dignity, the rope of me. The person growing up in an unknown world. You waited to see how long you could test me. See how long I […]

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