“WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THE GREAT FISH CAME GNAWING?” by Cavin Bryce

The Earth existed then as one all consuming ocean spotted with a single island near the equator. It was a thin strip of sand only four feet in length at its widest point, but warm and soft so the native boys never complained. The sky was only ever perfectly covered in thick, morphing clouds. It rained incessantly. On this island lived a pack of feral boys, the last of the humans. Their skin was honey colored, a hue reminiscent of sunlight refracted through amber. The boy’s sported differentiating features spare their skin tone; the colors of their eyes, shapes of … Continue reading “WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THE GREAT FISH CAME GNAWING?” by Cavin Bryce

For Someone Who Doesn’t Have to Believe in Monsters by Chloe N. Clark

I play my cards so close to my chest they might as well be tattoos when people ask me for my past I tell them the things that chase away the truth, the secret to not lying is to never get close to needing to I say I’m scared of horses and silverfish and leopard seals I distract with the things they’ll find funny or if they ask what I want to do with my life and I change the subject say some random fact from history: that Edgar Allan Poe may have died from rabies, that there were ships … Continue reading For Someone Who Doesn’t Have to Believe in Monsters by Chloe N. Clark

DARK MATTERS: ORPHAN by Moriah M. Mylod

I was scared of the dark I was scared of the dark I was scared of the dark monsters   I hallucinated at night as a child When everyone was asleep I was in beds of bugs and beasts They were real as day Haunting in the night I got out of the prison of my sheets To flip on all the lights in my house To walk slowly in circles Until I  was so exhausted I fell asleep in the hallway Where I stood staring naked Dreaming of flying and floating   I was scared of the dark I was … Continue reading DARK MATTERS: ORPHAN by Moriah M. Mylod