The One

By ​Jess Chua of Port Charlotte, Florida

Blink and you might miss a realization. Exploring means reliving certain things, reopening some wounds to willingly suffer but be rewarded with each new step made in the right direction…

Most Likely to Kidnap the Olsen Twins

By ​Anna Svoboda of London, England

They’re the epitome of huge people in tiny bodies. They wear flats to just underscore their point, “size doesn’t matter.” They come up to the armpits of most people that surround them, but they don’t need to be looking down to know that they’re deities….

What I Saw

By ​​Constance Campana of Attleboro, Massachusetts

When, a day later, I found the missing letters, I felt pure joy, as though I’d found my mother again. And I had: her voice was her, and I longed for her to continue to tell me who she was…

To Milk a Cow

Not everyone was happy about the two new members of our commune. But I was. I was totally taken in by those big girls who picked their way carefully down the ramp from the cattle truck, their strangely delicate ankles hardly seeming strong enough to carry the weight…


… When I was growing up, my family never went anywhere; no vacations, no day trips, none of the adventures that “normal” families have. So when I was eight years old, and my parents told us they were taking us to the World’s Fair, I became so excited that even knowing we were going to a dump would not have upset me. …

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