humanity

For better or for worse, relationships reveal the core of the human condition.

mar wilson5 hours ago
I Know This Girl
I know this girl. She’s complex and simple all at the same time. When asked if she would rather tea or coffee, she asks, “What kind of coffee?” as if she knows the coffee like the back of her hand. Sh...
Leave Me Be (Please Don't Go)(Ch. 2)
*Two months prior* "I never dreamed up my wedding day. Couldn't care less about the decorations or the unnecessarily expensive dress, or even the over the top honeymoon. People call me crazy, but they...
Naked
Many, if not all of us, know what it is like to be naked in a physical sense. If you were to ask your best friend the question "Do you know what it's like to be naked?" they would probably look at you...
Monique Star2 days ago
The Half-Angel Among Us
I was heading home after my shift at the library ended. If not for the fact that I did a lot of binge reading there since I was 18 and could legally leave the orphanage, I would've been a lot more wor...
Steven Altman4 days ago
Gillette: Thoughts
Gillette has received a lot of responses after their new ad campaign. Before diving deeper into this, credit must be given to their team. They took a stance on a topic that has resulted in media buzz....
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John Ames4 days ago
Racism at Home
Canada, the true north strong and free. What that means to me is a promise, the promise of liberty. This country has been built on the idea of multiculturalism, people coming together despite their di...
Denise Willis7 days ago
Taking the Time
Jaylyn Andrews walked slowly along the sidewalk in the park with her head lowered. There was a cold breeze from the north and it only served to make her mood even worse. Today would be her last day on...
Sophia Mayfield9 days ago
Ogres Are Like Onions: Explaining the Layers People Don't See
I have been struggling with writer's block lately... so what did I do? I took to the internet, obviously. I found an article with a list of ideas for writing when you have that annoying creative slowd...
Aijalon Oliver12 days ago
Confessions of a People-Pleaser
For those of you who don't know, a people-pleaser is someone who is virtually the nicest person you've ever met. They are always very helpful and almost never say no. You can always count on them for ...
Paulina Pachel12 days ago
Dad's Parting Gift: Two Silver Rings
My mouth cringed as I saw the instructor swiftly and effortlessly bounce his two silver rings on the floor. They bounced right back into his firm grip. He looked up at his gasping students and grimace...
Judy Mae14 days ago
I Rented Myself Out for a Day
How does it feel to “rent” yourself out for a day? What does that even mean? Well, this concept of “renting” myself out was completely outlandish and has never crossed my mind until a month ago where ...
Judith Moore16 days ago
Empathy Is Painful, but Worth It
A girl is waiting for the school bus. She’s black, maybe 15-years-old, with her hair pulled into a tight bun. She’s wearing black flats and a yellow sundress that barely touches her knees. She’s holdi...
Maya Ann17 days ago
At Least 1 in 6 Males Has Been Sexually Assaulted in Their Lifetimes
I recently came across a Facebook post containing a photo of a young woman "twerking" on a male infant. Much to my surprise, the Facebook community found it amusing and I was utterly disgusted. This p...
Vega B19 days ago
People...
I no longer feel bad for not liking someone. I don’t feel guilty for having legitimate reasons for not wanting to help someone… let me explain. Society as a whole tells us, “Don’t judge a book by its ...
Francis Grace23 days ago
I'm Not Sorry
It's December 28, 2018. On the other side of the window there is snow gracefully floating to the ground—a relaxing visual as I sit on a love-seat alone—except I know that I'm not alone, that's just wh...
Suzana Burcutaa month ago
What Makes the Life Unreal?
I used to believe life was a game that we were born to play and win. I believed that winners should live with other winners and losers with the other losers. But guess what? Life's not a game and nobo...
Elijah Taylora month ago
The Favor
As I'm driving down the freeway, I start to feel my eyes weigh heavy. I start to swerve left and right, and within minutes, I realize I am falling asleep at the wheel. I text the closest person that I...
Harmony Furrowa month ago
Forgiveness
Forgiveness: The process of forgiving or being forgiven. In our lives, we all have to face forgiveness at one point or another. For some, it comes easy. For others, including myself, forgiveness isn't...