Hunger Calls

by Vivian As a child, they could not keep me from that cupboard. During nights when the air is still, so dead you could hear a pin drop. A slight crack in the door and out peaks a little eye. The hinges scream in tune to the sound of floorboards moaning. I float past those …

A Stranger II

by Bernice “If you saw me at a bar—or any place—would you still be interested, and want to talk?” Yes. I blink slowly. The ceiling doesn’t change. It’s always the same. Always white, with hairline cracks due to old age. I trace the cracks with my eyes, and back again. I frown. “Why?” Are you …

The Poetry Contest

by Mark Kodama  The travelers gathered at the Greyhound bus station in Los Angeles, California. An art movie house, once part of the old MGM Studios across the street, featured The Leopard and Sea Wolf.  A large granite stone statue of Julius Caesar cast its giant shadow over a small greenish copper statue of Thomas …

Drifting Away

by Tylia L. Flores   Sitting here in my wheelchair, Staring at our pictures on the wall, Thinking about how much we’ve changed.   Drifting away like a boat out at sea, I guess that’s what happens when you start to love young, people change and their paths begin to change.   It's hard for …

A Stranger

by Bernice “What’s wrong? Why are we like this?” I stare up at the ceiling blankly. I noticed that’s how all my stares have been like lately. I don’t have the answer he wants and neither does the ceiling. I want to look at him, but something keeps me from doing so. Pride? Hurt? I …

Fatal Attraction

by Vanessa Carter  I don’t think he understands the hold he has on me, but then again no one does. And I don’t think he understands that the idea of me without him makes my stomach quiver uncontrollably, like the uncontrollable shudder your gut makes from what I imagine is your heart descending from its original position in …

I’m A Warrior

by Tylia L . Flores   I may not own a sword But I am a warrior of my own kind. Having a condition called Cerebral Palsy That causes me to have low muscle tone and stiffness Throughout my whole left side of my body. Sometimes life gets crazy Going to specialist after specialist Only …