humanity

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

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Jay 21 hours ago
Fake It To Make It?
High school is a real-time la la land you just can’t get out of. You have a test today, whoops guess what, a 5 peg essay due tomorrow! But besides the work, you have friends, boyfriends/girlfriends, c...
Matt Catesa day ago
The Lovable Bee
A man sat on his balcony and gazed out at the wavy blue sea in front of him. He smiled and whispered, “I love you, sea.” The sea waved at the man, and for the first time ever, the sea spoke! “You love...
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Nicole Leary6 days ago
Obsession
He stares at her, watching. His eyes follow each movement, absorbing her desires, breathing in her sweet innocence. He wants it; he needs it; he needs her. He was naïve before, much too lax. He had al...
Sarah James7 days ago
Spare Any Change, Please?
Yes, my title is a pun. Because while we can't all afford to give cash to those in need, we can all afford a little social change. Here in the UK, the issue of homelessness is on the rise. Since 2010,...
Being Different
One of the various phenomenons present in society these days is that which pertains to conformity and abnormality. More elaborately, how we constantly desire to differentiate ourselves from the common...
Alyssa Gammell12 days ago
The First Few Chapters
Before we begin, I’d like to say that names have been changed for the sake of their privacy. As a little girl, I was thriving. You would often see me running around the elementary school campus, squea...
Caitlin McDonald13 days ago
After the Crash
“We just heard that a car has mounted the pavement and collided with several pedestrians near the Natural History Museum. You may wish to text your loved ones and let them know you’re okay.” As the co...
Amanda Karenina14 days ago
Love Triangles and Betrayal: The Tricky Triad
Love triangles. . . We don't understand the concept of a tricky triad, nor do we really comprehend the dynamics of being caught up in one, until we find ourselves stuck as a geometrical coordinate. Gr...
Gabriella Grace17 days ago
Hitman With a Heart
When I was 17, I was involved in some pretty dicey things and thought I was invincible, even though I was scared of my own shadow. I was out drinking and smoking marijuana with friends one night and f...
Lingering Effects for Houston's Flooded — Trauma, Grief, and Loss
As you have no doubt heard, thanks to 24-hour-a-day news coverage at the time, the city of Houston suffered the most catastrophic rainfall recorded in United States' history this past August—the resul...
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Pearl McCarthy19 days ago
The Wooden Party Cat
I am a cat person at heart. I love dogs and animals in general but I always found myself drawn to cats. I have two of them and they are the only men in my life I can fully rely on. I love them so much...
David Browder20 days ago
The Labels that Define Our Generation
Being left behind is a constant fear in the hearts of many throughout our lives. The fear that you will have to survive the harsh world alone can break an individual's soul and crush future dreams of ...
My Dance with the Stranger Who Disappeared
Being in your 20s, you evolve in a such an odd way; everyone evolves differently, but essentially all the same. You become many different things along the way, as for me, I changed quite a bit. Going ...
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Adam Langley22 days ago
The Importance of Labels
“Just be yourself” is, generally, very good advice. In a perfect world, it would not matter at all if you were a person of colour, LGBTQA+, disabled, or however society chose to define you. Unfortunat...
Being Strong (& Exhausted)
Your childhood replicates itself in adulthood. For me, there is a simple scenario in your mid 30s that suddenly takes you back to your youth and without warning has you wanting to cry and/or escape. A...
Will Boys Be Boys?
I have a male friend who paints his toenails. He prefers glitter polish, usually in blues or purples. He is meticulous about his nails, refusing to wear sandals if his polish is chipped or grown out. ...
Tanisha Daggera month ago
Who Killed Me?
Although I won't be using any names, I’m sure you will get the idea of what happened during this period in my life. It all started around the age of 15, like any normal fifteen-year-old girl, I would ...
Maddi Martina month ago
Santiago
I had been waiting my entire life for a moment to come along that I thought would change who I was. I wanted something inspiring. Something that made me think: This is why I am here. This is what I wa...