Amazonian Rites of Womanhood

by Lisa Chao| Elysia felt as though the sun was was smiling upon her on this joyous day. She watched as the birds danced in the clear blue skies. Listened as the waves hit the cliffs, the sound soothing her nervousness of the day to come. Outside, the older women were laughing and singing as…

Ungrateful

by William Yang| “Others would be thanking me right now you know.” “Can’t I have a choice in my own death?” Sparks flew as the mechanized warriors flung themselves into each other. Metal on metal. Clank after clank. Blow after blow, the ground shook from the shear force of the fight. A fight between two…

The Art of Cooking

by Peter Wu In the beginning, there was only hunger. The fridge was completely empty. And so he saw that there was nothing and said, “Let there be food.” But the fridge remained empty. I mean, come on, this wasn’t no fairy tale and he wasn’t a magician nor some demigod. So he pulled himself…

Laughter

by Alex Chen| Three years have passed since I last set foot in the United States. While backpacking in the outback, I somehow found myself overextending my stay on Jack and Olivia’s little farm. At first, I had no plans on staying more than a week. Two weeks tops. I had booked a stay in…

Purpose

by Alex Chen| The grey fog has troubled The Peacekeeper ever since it first appeared a few days back. He had experienced curses enough times to know that this was no natural fog – it was supernatural in nature. The fog was a great concern that needed to be dealt with, sooner rather than later.…

The Forest

by Kevin Huang| There was once a village perched on the edge of a forest. A row of houses made of timber and straw lined the single street belonging to the village. Hidden by the lush green of the forest surrounding it, the village was hidden from the world by nature. It was a village…

Listening

by Kevin Huang| Through the peeling wall I listen as you pop your knuckles one by one. Each pop makes me twitch. Twitches that I barely notice, perhaps because I have become so used to them over the year. Delicate pops of destruction echoing through the wall. A wall that I pray will never crumble.…

Play Date

by Becky Chen| Holding a doll in one hand and moving it’s legs with her other, Annie said, “Okay, so I’ll be the princess.” She walked her doll up the side of the tower that made up one of the four corners of the play castle. The doll was obviously a human female. It had pearly…

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