Short stories and poems.


  1. Island by Langston Hughes
  2. A Gift to Bring You by Rumi
  3. Midnight by Sappho
  4. The World's A Minefield by Iain Crichton Smith
  5. The Bridge by Kate Rushin
  6. Seeds Planted in Concrete by Bianca Sparacino
  7. My Mother Upon Hearing News of Her Mother's Death by Cathy Linh Chei
  8. Climate by Whitney Hanson
  9. Insomnia by Keaton Henson
  10. Untitled by Sappho
  11. Exit, Stage Left by Robert L. Penick
  12. Failed Essay on Repressed Sexuality by Patrycja Humienik
  13. Do not ask your children to strive by William MartinI especially love this poem because it took me a long time to realize that being average is ok.
  14. Fatigue by D. H. Lawrence


  1. To the Man Standing on the Corner Holding the Sign That Said "God Hates Gays" by Rudy Francisco
  2. Adrenaline Rush by Rudy Francisco
  3. Skin II by Rudy Francisco
  4. Haunted by Rudy Francisco
  5. When People Ask How I'm Doing by Rudy Francisco
  6. Ouch by Rudy Francisco8.4/10. A beautiful symbolization of the fear of aging and losing talents over time. I experienced these fears myself.
  7. I Saw a Man Pursuing the Horizon by Stephen Crane
  8. I'm Going Back To Minnesota Where Sadness Makes Sense by Danez Smith8.2/10.
  9. How to Kill a Living Thing by Eibhlin Nic Eochaidh
  10. I want a dyke for president by Mykki Blanco
  11. I Confess by Alison Luterman
  12. Weep for Youth's Passing by T. F. Higham
  13. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath7.5/10.
  14. Even if I now saw you by Izumi Shikibu8.0/10.


  1. Fifty Years Apart by unknown
  2. I Wish I Wrote The Way I Thought by Benedict Smith
  3. Motto by Bertolt Brecht
  4. The Hardest Thing I'll Ever Do by Leal Ashae Sargent
  5. Not Even This by Ocean Vuong7.9/10. I love his style of writing. It has such a strong voice behind it.
  6. The Girl Who Was Afraid To Be by Nikita Gill
  7. If I Have to Die by Yu Xinqiao
  8. Hashtag Stopasianhate by Sherry Cola
  9. Alone by Maya Angelou


  1. My Creative Writing Professor Told Me To Stop Writing About Love by Caitlyn Siehl
  2. I Loved You by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  3. What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel? by Fred M. Rogers
  4. A Sad Child by Margaret Atwood
  5. How I Became a Lesbian by Becky Birtha
  6. The Men That Don't Fit In by Robert W. Service
  7. The Morning After I Killed Myself by Meggie Royer
  8. When a Good Man Goes to War by Steven Moffat
  9. Blue Skies by Michizō Tachihara
  10. They'll Say She Must Be From Another Country by Imtiaz Dharker
  11. Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
  12. A Love Song by Gustaf Fröding
  13. The Human Abstract by William Blake
  14. Not a Silverfish by Bao Phi8.8/10.
  15. Detail of the Woods by Richard Siken
  16. We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar


  1. If Only We Had Taller Been by Ray Bradbury8.6/10. I interpret it as a metaphor for racism.