poverty

The Tar of Freedom by Frederick Frankenberg

The Tar of Freedom by Frederick Frankenberg The peaceful and calm sensation when I found that vein in my arm with the needle flashed through my mind. My eyes opened, and I had blurry...

Chess in Hanoi by Gary Ives

Chess in Hanoi by Gary Ives This is about my cousin Gordon who grew up rough. Nobody, including his mother Thelma, knew for certain who his father was, only that he was black. Sadly,...

Fat Meera by TA Thakadipuram

Fat Meera by TA Thakadipuram Meera’s life would change forever on that warm August day, but her morning began innocuously enough — she awoke to her bleating alarm clock at 6:00 AM and, for...

The Boy with an Earache by Jon Wesick

The Boy with an Earache by Jon Wesick Pain! An ice pick of agony stabbed Kenny Johnson’s ear. He imagined millions of germs attacking his ear drum with microscopic pick axes and packing the...

The Last Delivery by Alexander Schuhr

The Last Delivery by Alexander Schuhr The cruel equatorial sun hit the corrugated iron roofs in the matitis of Libreville (Gabon), turning the huts into suffocating tombs. Hidden in a valley, away from the...