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Still by A.W.

December 24, 2015 by

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It’s a sweet Connecticut spring afternoon, full of the promise of summer. Branches of green oaks and maples lift in the breeze, reaching out to the sky. I watch them from my bed, through the little window, think about where birds fly to when they fly away from their nests. Voices again, growing louder, rise […]

Still by 7ala Abdullah

December 24, 2015 by

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You got to love him first. Some days I resent you for the way time favoured you over me. I got 23; and you: 35. We both felt cheated. You loved him first. Some days you even loved him better, kinder, sweeter. He didn’t hold me the way he held you but we knew there […]

Still by Meshael

December 24, 2015 by

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A man once wrote that love comes at the price of the agony of its loss. It rang a truth that really made me wonder: Why do we keep diving in what will compound our very own agony? Doesn’t that go against every fundamental tenet of self-preservation? Aren’t we already in over our heads with […]

Still by Maian

December 24, 2015 by

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Life is full of obstacles, or so they say.   There are the expected ones.   Like starting a new job, moving to a new city, or trying to get along with your annoying neighbor.   And the unexpected ones.   Those that knock you out ice cold because you just weren’t prepared for them. […]

Still by Dana

December 24, 2015 by

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I am not fragile, I will not break like a brittle dried thing on impact No part of me shatters like a glass bowl dropped I will bruise But bruises leave no indentations and soon the purple blooms on my arms yellow and fade I am what doctors call robust I will withstand a little […]

Still by Zimam

December 24, 2015 by

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Sunset Park, Brooklyn Still, they made him come back to school; still, class went on as if it was another ordinary day. Perhaps, it was.Nothing about it could have been particularly jolting if we could go back so calmly after a few moments to reading the scene where Oedipus gouged out his eyes. But, we […]

Still by Shahd

December 24, 2015 by

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It’s a scene I am unable to forget; My heart skipped a beat, I hesitated when I heard my middle sister screaming and slamming the door. I walked in and found your body without a soul. Mute. Everything went mute or did I become deaf? Sounds gradually increased, reaching my ears, altering my brain with […]