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Fiction: “Spontaneous Robbery”

February 11, 2020 |

I’m currently slumped on my carpetless, hardwood floor. I sold my couch to pay for last month’s rent. My back hurts from sleeping on this cold surface every night. Not to mention I’m sick from yet another common cold. 

With … Read More

Fiction: “One More Night”

February 3, 2020 |

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following piece involves references to suicide that some may find upsetting or triggering. If you or anyone you know needs help, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255.

She hates her sister’s curtains, she … Read More

Fiction: “Just Another Day”

January 13, 2020 |

My blaring alarm shakes me violently out of my sleep. I lazily slam my hand onto it to shut the damn thing up. I miss the first time and groan. I hit it repeatedly, still not opening my eyes, until … Read More

Fiction: “Shears”

January 2, 2020 |

When I pictured my death, I never thought it would occur in a supply closet surrounded by dirty mops and cleaning agents. When I pictured my first school fight, I never thought I’d have to arm myself with a pair … Read More

Fiction: “When It Happens”

December 8, 2019 |

The first time it happens, Caleb has no idea what’s happening, but Tafida clearly seems to be in the hang of this, and she tries curling herself into his chest. He looks down and realizes her breathing is erratic, and … Read More

Fiction: “My Sister’s Texts”

December 8, 2019 | 1

I am telling you this is real. I promise. I can’t go through any of that again. Let me take you back, you need to believe me.

I woke up yesterday morning, brushed my teeth, got dressed… everything normal. I … Read More

Fiction: “My Ghost”

November 11, 2019 |

To My Ghost,

It was nice to see you again today, and I promise, I will find a name for you soon. Today, I had a super long day at work, but I’m glad to be home now to … Read More

Fiction: “Jordan Brown, CSI”

October 1, 2019 |

It is currently 5:15 on a Monday afternoon, August, 2018. My name is Jordan Brown.

I am part of a CSI Unit for the police department of JCPD. There was a crime scene that occurred earlier today. It happened … Read More

Fiction: “Detective John O’Connor, BPD”

February 7, 2019 |

My name is John O’Connor and I am a detective in the Boston Police Department and this is my report on the events of January 16th – January 25th 2008.

My partner James Ryan and I were heading out to … Read More