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Poetry from Orooj-e-Zafar’s HEART THE SIZE OF A LOOSENING FIST

Fixation

And I used to say, I am in awe of the universe,
when my body wanted to dive headfirst
into its vast everythingness. I have said,
Honesty is important to me, when I’ve meant
I need to know what the collateral damage
will be to cater to it. I say, I’ve never found
home in a place, when my body becomes an earthquake
at the thought of armor clinking.… Read more “Poetry from Orooj-e-Zafar’s HEART THE SIZE OF A LOOSENING FIST”

Comics by JTMB

In this first black and white sketched comic titled “Jared the Worm,” a man is hunched over a blank sheet of paper. The next two panels show him attempting to draw but not producing anything. The next panel shows a hand sticking out from underwater, holding a pencil. The last is a pencil drawing something on paper.Read more “Comics by JTMB”

Art by Rachel Wallach

“Wrapped in Fire”

A girl standing in the woods in the center of the image with a paper bag over her head. The bag is on fire. This concept was first introduced to me by artists Kyle Thompson and Daniel Serva. I was able to work out the details and created this in my own style.… Read more “Art by Rachel Wallach”

“How to Survive a Panic Attack: Parking Lot” by Lillianna Kiel

  • Swerve off the road and into the turning lane. The car’s brakes screech. Find a spot and shakily shift into park.
  • Light a cigarette, a Seneca. A shit brand that you bought a carton of from a girl named Mary. Feel the smooth click of the lighter, purple and covered in sparkly nail polish.
Read more ““How to Survive a Panic Attack: Parking Lot” by Lillianna Kiel”

“Deforestation and Other Side Effects” by Tiffany Promise

This morning, when the Human-Shaped-Gods signed my discharge plan, I had a moment where I didn’t believe it was really happening.

“But my head used to hurt so badly that I’d contemplate taking an icepick to my occipital lobe. Now I just feel like an ice-picked ice sculpture,” I told them.… Read more ““Deforestation and Other Side Effects” by Tiffany Promise”

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