It’s All a Game by Bogdan Dragos

but what are we alive for if not to play and enjoy games life itself is but a game and the best at it are those who don’t grow up, those who can still view it as such She tried to teach her four children this truth that’s why she brought them into the backyard…

Cold Red Washcloth by Joni Caggiano

The fog was so feathery that its appearance was like a thin sheet floating just above the tops of the Longleaf Pines. Catching the sun coming up tomorrow was what I wanted, and I was considering staying up all night. Closing my eyes again, the next thing I knew, someone was shoving my shoulder. I…

Lies by Bharath Upendra

You try and let go but I hold on to your hands, fingers intertwined, tighter. You pull with much greater force than my heart can shelter and I leave you, at once. It’s not physical, but an emotional force that pushes me away from you. I walk forward in that inertia, following the feelings as…

Fantasy World Map by Bogdan Dragos

yes, there are those days when you lie in bed with palms under your head and stare at the cracks in the ceiling There were many cracks on the kid’s ceiling and he watched them imagining that they were borders between countries He was looking upon a world map and he started naming the countries…

Circled by High Fences by Don Matthews

The park it was once theme-like Decayed now to the ground A ghostly symbol from the past Now silent with no sound The park, once full of laughter With people having fun All now past, forgotten No more a park, no sun A sound can still sometimes be heard Breaking through the silence Metal creaking…

It Can Happen to Anyone by Steve Gun

It can happen to anyone.  You can be lifting weights and the ventilation system could crush you.  You can be at Target and see a hot trashy slut.  You can be at Walmart and see a classy woman wearing a skirt who watches Ingmar Bergman films.  You can approach a woman who wants to fuck…

Will Not Get With the Times by Bogdan Dragos

he just wanted to write Very old-school character Used pencils and paper But the city wouldn’t let him. The city outside his four walls stood like a sea of noise against his dreams “Listen,” his wife said, “these days they don’t even accept snail mail submissions. You have to get with the times. It’s done…

Doesn’t Hurt to Talk by Mayank Chaturvedi

Today is a warm Sunday in Munich, and you are having lunch with Adolf Hitler (he’s back for a day). Your witty friend challenged you to talk about how much humanity has hated Hitler after his death. Will you be able to have this conversation at lunch? Some conversations are tough. Unlike the above one,…

Insignificant by Bharath Upendra

You are like a drop of water.  You either evaporate, get wiped off, be a part of many other drops – plain insignificant and if you’re lucky enough, get away unnoticed until you dry up. There isn’t any significant change unless you’re part of something bigger than yourself.  For better or worse, you exist. There…

To Become a Man by Bogdan Dragos

the good thing about being young is that you don’t take as much damage from falling ten is a fantastic age for falling and for getting into fights with other kids It usually all ends with a handshake and a tightened friendship Unless adults get in the way. It all goes down when adults get…

Dreams I Borrowed by Geetika Meena

A few borrowed dreams That’s all I had no more I have to give them back I knew for sure So I dared to gather some more All together under my pillow they were stored To protect them from theft I couldn’t sleep anymore “Dreams I borrowed” -GEETIKA MEENA Geetika Meena loves expressing her inner…

Seasonal Delights by Joni Caggiano

whispering limbs sense a tender heart releasing a chorale of euphonious notes drifting, my soul floats, eyeing an array of foliage in various stages of life’s hopes saluting the old sweet gum tree, I linger spring webworms laying their eggs under fresh green leaves talking of such fatigue laying a thousand eggs, it is no…

Drown Everything by Tony Espino

Carl looks past the photos of happy customers on the wall at a sparrow perched in the dark on an empty pill bottle outside. An artifact from a time when medication could relieve anxiety. A time when there was a choice to fix society or increase the dosage to deal with society. The highest dosages…

Brains to Practice On by Don Matthews

Adelaide has made a world breakthrough In printing the first 3D brain Before surgeons do operations On patients, their replicas can train Scans they are taken of real brains Ones that have tumours within Computer then 3D’s a model For surgeons to scalpel within If something goes wrong in the process The surgeon, a tumour…

Intelligent Brain or Delicate Mind? by Vineet Singh Galhotra

As you scroll the feed of social media, you come across so many auto suggestions. Most of the time, they are the links to your searches in google. It means whatever you search, whenever you search, your social media tracks your search and tries to offer a solution to your query. Our mind too is…

Aftermath by Muskaan Joshi

To the memories which are now a part of the beautiful days, To the good-byes which I never in my dreams thought would become a reality, To the emotions I’ve always cherished in my heart but never expressed, To the care I never understood the reason behind, To the hurt that made you this cold,…