The house didn’t just crumble No There was a full blown implosion…again And it left her burned and in bits Gasping for air and clawing toward the surface Searching for just a flicker of light between the debris…. Again And it’s happened over and over and over again But she always rebuilds with a fearless […]

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My name is Brynna, I am 25, and I live at home with my parents. Did that feel like the introduction to a group meeting? I suppose it kind of should seeing as so many of us are in the same, semi sinking boat we call millennialhood. But I digress. Let me continue down the […]

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It was the first day that it was warm enough to leave the apartment with my legs and shoulders bare. And my, I do love to have my legs and shoulders bare… So I took advantage. I walked between avenues with my headphones in, blocking out the honking taxi cabs and the ugly catcalls; replacing […]

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One glass of afternoon wine had gone right to my head, leaving my brain feeling like it was soaking in a thick, warm goo. My cheeks were pink and feverish and my lips, tinted plum, felt as though a bee had stung them hours ago. All I was left with was the dull, pleasant tingle. […]

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As a little girl, I dreamt of the days I would be an adventurer. I dreamt of them with fervor and conviction. So much so that I wasn’t really dreaming of the days. I was believing in them.   I believed in them with same kind of ferocity with which I believed in Santa Claus. […]

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I was standing in the middle of the road wearing a sweaty tank top and a 30 liter backpack with my hand grasped in a stranger’s tight handshake. I had just been left alone in a city I had never been to with a mystery man who stopped me on the street. He insisted, rather […]

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Has something ever made you so terribly happy that your heart began to ache? I don’t mean in the poetic sense of the word. Not a sympathetic adjective. I mean a verifiable, physical throbbing, behind your sternum and slightly to the left. A happiness shaded with such broad strokes of love and longing and nostalgia […]

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In an air conditioned van, we hurdled down the long road that winds from the west of Zanzibar to the southeastern coast. As the journey progressed over an hour and a half, we watched as the raucous city life playing out just beyond 4 millimeters of glass faded into a world of pastoral requiescence. The […]

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A smile at a human in a bar on a night in a city And so began a trillion love stories   And so began ours   With my laugh like music and your eyes on fire You couldn’t wait to tell me another joke To tell me I was pretty I asked “pretty what?” […]

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It was absurd, really. How fated it was. A friend of mine called it a coincidence, but I know it had to more than that… I walked into a restaurant and as a single human, dining alone, I got sat at a small table that was already occupied by two others. I wasn’t sure if […]

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