An Alarming Affair, Chapter 4: Finale

I tossed my half-finished cigarette in the gutter. Across the street, the students shivered in their pajamas, rubbing their hands together, glancing around, still desperate for answers. I exhaled and watched my breath float...

Side Hustling, Chapter 4: The Final Hours

“If you need any more work, let me know,” Roy tells me after he hands me the face cream. “I’ll be inside.”  “Inside where?” I ask. When I turn back around, he’s gone.  Huh. At least...

A 15-minute Break: Chapter 3

What does a 15-minute delay mean in a city that runs at 1,000 miles an hour? When a subway grinds to a halt in the middle of a tunnel, four strangers with different backgrounds,...

Postcard Poems

There are parts of New York City that just speak to your soul. Be it a quiet park, a bustling bookstore or a crowded coffee shop. Read six writers' postcard poems to their special...

How To Map the East Village Artist

That alley I look out on between the Bowery and Second Avenue when Bleeker Street turns into First — I wish were a restaurant courtyard. Where there might be picnic tables and portable heaters there...

“Hi! Where are you from?”

When I moved to India at the age of nine, it became easy and almost natural to associate everything good I had ever known with America: annual passes to Disneyland, self-checkout counters at Walmart...

Sunflowers

“I'll meet you by the car in five,” I say, rushing through the door. We're late to a cemetery service for my godfather. The florist's corner shop looks cozy and inviting in the midst of...

Letters to the Graduate, From the Graduating

https://youtu.be/L9ZyMUL1P2Q Read a transcript of Maxine's poem here: Graduating... _is like breaking up with the person you lit candles for, bought roses for, made mixtapes for, like blacking out the best parts of a love letter _is like...

Reducing Your Conscience: Living With OCD

You arrive at CVS armed with Alex’s five dollar bill and yours. He’s in class, so you set off alone to purchase a 10 dollar bag of trail mix to make up for the...

What Does It Feel Like To Lose a Best Friend?

What does it feel like to lose a best friend?  One you thought you couldn’t possibly lose. The best friend who managed to stand the test of time, who was constant even as everyone else...

The Wedding, Chapter 3: A Stubborn Waltz

A wedding is a time for family, levity and love. But what craziness ensues when an unwanted guest, the groom’s ex to be exact, shows up out of the blue? Find out over the...

If Buildings Could Hold Memories

As I lie in bed I can’t help but look out the window At the Manhattan skyline grid that comforted me on restless nights On other nights I look at the art I’ve hung up all...
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