• Poem by Parag Mallik

    A home I've made along the strands of the rope,
    breaths coiled in my loops under the dark bed,

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    Short story by V.T. Shich

    In Sophie’s family, there is always an assortment of dishes to choose from. Sophie must be a very lucky girl because tonight, she gets something else she likes.

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    Poem by D. Mars Yuvarajan


    Your death, I’ve come to see, is my fault.
    I have accepted the silence that is in me;
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    Poem by Christina Kim


    The day before his death, John Smith arthritically googled information on how to tie a noose (with one-fingered typing), only to temporarily dismiss the idea because there was no suitable place to hang the contraption.

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  • Editorial: Escapism and Realism

    There are moments when news—really bad news—inspires writers and poets, and in that inspiration we read works that are indubitably relevant to our present condition.  Rhimi’s To Motherless Aleppo and Mallik’s Veil of Warfare are poems that contribute to the ever-growing literature on Aleppo, instigating a consciousness of responsibility on us to raise our voices [&hellip... Read on...

  • Editorial: Elements of Literature

    On a dry and windy day in January 2012, Cecile, Samir, Sofia and Vanessa walked out of the notary’s office in Rotterdam, nervous and excited at having registered officially as a foundation.  Now more than five years later, we are still up and running and barely managing to cope with the influx of submissions. We [&hellip... Read on...