At the end of Ojii-chan’s dying, his body was buried north. The pits of his eyes, dilated in dark, were like split moons. As if a razor fashioned two slits to his flesh. That day, I remember Mama told me that the soul leaves through the eyes. That pupils punctuate when a body is sentenced; … Continue reading Body Caught North
By Ayoola Akinlana Stories don’t have to be written; I am currently still living out mine. But here is a part of it. — I stared into space, discreetly scrawling letters in the air. A Y O O L A… I-YO-LUH. I-YO-LAH. This time, it was my name. I marveled over each letter as I … Continue reading A Piece of My Narrative
By Sergio Morales Fresh, arid air engulfed me as I exited the noisy bus terminal for the harsh sunlight of my home city. Papagayo Park's flourishing greenery loomed in the distance, drowned out only by voluminous crowds of tourists flanked by an unceasing flow of traffic. Upon entering a taxi, my parents and I zipped down Acapulco’s coastal avenue … Continue reading The Two Sides of Acapulco
By Kiana Barrington “Are you okay?” she asked. I coughed again. “Are you sure you’re okay?” I mean, don’t get me wrong, I loved that she cared, but she didn’t have to ask every single time. She knew I was sick. I already felt bad about coughing so much, more then than the whole night. You know … Continue reading Cough Cough
By Katherine Bennett Home is a whirlwind It’s a simple word with the most complex undertones It’s a division, a distinction, a word to be wary of It should be easy - natural But it comes with a price. Home is packing boxes - Constantly packing those fucking boxes Moving trucks, lost furniture, and broken … Continue reading Home, Etc.
By Nguyen Lee, Reporter A lot of Vietnamese women, when they first come to the United States, typically earn some kind of cosmetology license. This is pretty noticeable today when you go to a nail salon in the United States. The Vietnamese-dominated nail salon business slowly became and continues to be a kinship network that … Continue reading Hands