humanity

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

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Aline 22 days ago
Exponential
“You’re only two percent African,” he smirks. “2%?!,” I reply, astonished. “I’m pretty sure the fact that both of my parents are from Rwanda makes me 100 percent African, heritage-wise. Citizenship-wi...
naomi 23 days ago
Forgive Me, Mother
Forgive me, Mother, for I have sinned. In the name you gave me on that hot summers night as your quivering-weak arms held me; I was just twelve damn minutes old. You should’ve known then. That child w...
Ernesta Ba month ago
The Library of Lives
I sat on the train and wondered and waited. I thought of that film I watched on my first meeting of a man who I’d spoken to for two years online and never met till then. He cooked me steak as if it wa...
Elijah Taylora month ago
Depth
Depth is something that is unique and ever-changing. Just because we view something at a certain depth at one point in time, doesn't mean that we will always view it as such. This is true with poetry,...
Michael Totherowa month ago
The Past
I can't say that I've always been the best guy out there. I have my own flaws like everyone else. I struggle with myself and my own past differently then anyone else I know. I've never been very good ...
4 Things I Learned About Me, After Ghosting Him
Boy, did I use to give Casper a run for his money. When I turned 30 I spent time reflecting upon my life, past and present. I thought about my decisions: the dumb ones, the brilliant ones, even the im...
Katheryn Comptona month ago
Boundaries or Walls?
Boundaries are something that every human being needs. Whether you are in a relationship with someone or just simply friends, even family members need to have boundaries, as well as co-workers! Bounda...
Mimo le Singea month ago
"Comfortable Silence" Is a Real Thing
Have you ever been on a date or out with a friend, and the two of you somehow ran out of things to talk about? You must have felt awkward. You were probably thinking, "Isn't the point of socializing, ...
Paulina Pachela month ago
The Problem with the Word 'Brave'
Welcome to the era of political correctness where oftentimes words are taken out of context, misconstrued, mispronounced, and misunderstood. I’ve always been an advocate of being politically correct a...
Nalana Phillipsa month ago
Is It Really a Hope Garden?
I live in a community called Hope Gardens. But is it really? The community consists of all woman and their children, but I have started to notice a few things since living there that are really starti...
Dani Rosekransa month ago
Her Story
The summer of 1979, bands such as Bad Company, Kansas, Cheap Trick, and Styx were all popular and on heavy rotation on the radio. Disco music was becoming a hit among teens around the country. One gir...
SEWI .a month ago
"You're Pretty for a Dark-Skinned Girl"
"You're pretty for a dark-skinned girl!" All my life I've heard this compliment, but as I grow the less of a compliment it sounds to me. I would love to know what a lot of people mean by this? I can't...
Fiona Myersa month ago
Round and Round We Go
Waking up. You feel so hot, You feel the sweat in your hair. You roll out of bed; ignoring the the bile rising in your throat. You walk groggily to the shower switch and push it on. You hear the click...
Riss Ma month ago
When You Feel like You Don’t Belong
Ever since I was a young kid in elementary school, I never quite felt as if I “belonged." Now quite frankly at that age, I’m not even sure I understood what that meant. “To belong,” means to be a memb...
Peyton Draccoa month ago
Making Things Clear
In my last story I promised to elaborate on a number of points made throughout my introduction, and I intend on staying true to the undertaking; however, I should make somethings clear before I procee...
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Ella Peacocka month ago
What About the Truth?
The lies people tell are fascinating. From the smallest thing to the biggest. One day, you lie so much it turns into truth. I’m not sure what’s a lie and what’s true anymore. People lie daily, but som...
Chef Skipsa month ago
Sticks and Stones
Everyone has been bullied sometime in their lives. It could be physical, verbal, or cyberbullying. In order for us to evolve as a species and find peace within ourselves and the world, we must find wh...
Peyton Draccoa month ago
Introduction
Since these are called stories ... I think I will tell you one about how I got here, and why I am staying for a while. My name is Peyton Dracco, at least that’s how most of my associates know me. It’s...