Chocolate

by Anne-Marie Yerks Chocolate In Costa Rica I often thought of the Earth’s center. In grade school textbooks it was simply a ball of fire. How easy to understand. Like the sun in the sky, the center of the Earth is a ball of fire that burns. In grade school text simply a ball of fire. How easy. As a …

October Morning

by Jamie MacGillis October Morning I need to find the sound, the rhythm of words that breathes the way your chest falls against me in the dark. I know there’s a qualifier at the tip of my tongue saying you can’t hear it until you feel it, the way you feel the muscles of my shoulders under your fingertips. You …

Tease

by Kora Darling “Write something about yourself.” It’s advertising time again. I sit drinking, trying to sort out who exactly I am this week. If I were to be honest, my anxieties would leak onto the page like the oil that drips from my car onto the asphalt in front of my home, publicly staining my inadequacies across the road. But …

Love Anonymous, Making Amends

Love Anonymous is a series by Willow Hawthorn, addressing issues in her recovery process for an addiction to love. What follows is her account on Making Amends.   by Willow Hawthorn While I was still with my partner, he attempted sobriety. He started diligently and enthusiastically working the steps, but relapse after relapse, he’d find himself at rock bottom once again. Eventually, I knew …

Shared Ras Malai

by Nalini Priyadarshni Shared Ras Malai Ripe strawberry dipped in dark chocolate resting lightly on a crimson pout is not the only sign of imminent fireworks Some time it’s a shared piece of ras malai melting between two cavorting tongues oblivious of the spattered ras all over the kitchen floor and marble counter. Ecstasy has many flavors. – – – – …

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, this Relationship is Not Black and White: Surviving Valentine’s Day When You’re Not “Official” by Julia Gibson Valentine’s day is here, and it’s nearly impossible to be unaware of the holiday. When you are bombarded with red and pink decorations and extravagant Hallmark displays when you leave the house, it’s hard not to feel the …

Disappeared

by Chase Eversole   It goes a little something like this: It was when you’d still managed to get out of bed and walk the two miles to work at Applebee’s on days when I had class and Cait said she was at work or over at a friend’s place or at church. She skipped church a lot when we …

Dating in College is Weird

by Claire CasaSanta “I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun” is not only a quote from Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice but is also a quote that accurately describes my college love life thus far. I started by playing into ideas gleaned from movies about college wherein students stereotypically have a more liberal dating …