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We Find Love

“We find love. We get up. We fall down. We give up.”

Lost in my anxious thoughts, I continuously contemplate if you’re man of my dreams. 1,425 more words


I Cry, Too

“Crooked sticks draw straight lines, just look at me” – Lecrae¬†

Me: Mama called me last week to tell me I was amazing. But how can something so amazing feel so shattered….feel so battered….feel like life is nothing but this detrimental hazard? 1,276 more words



I’ve been sitting on this for a while now, so I guess it’s finally time to write this down. See…I grew up with a BLACK… 967 more words


The Road

I played myself. Thinking I could travel down the road of perfection, pretending in this mask of deception…not realizing the beauty of self-reflection. Thinking I could bury my insecurities, cover my lustful impurities, and shield the world from my obscurities. 763 more words


The Problem With "Pretty"

You don’t gotta ask me if I’m pretty. I’ma look in the mirror and say “Shoot, I’m A’ite”. I mean…you could ask that boy I spent that evening with, in his front seat and he might say “Yeah, she aite.” See, the problem with “pretty” is the long hair and long nails…the pressure that if that bantuknot-out don’t turn out right, bae might look at you like it’s an epic fail. 1,093 more words


Tips from a Short Story Masterclass

Adam Marek is back this Summer running a Comma Press Short Story Course at the London Free Word Centre. He’s an award-winning writer and has released two collections with us, … 474 more words

Short Stories



The Word Festival is an innovative programme of activities, events and workshops focusing on and exploring the pleasure of reading, writing and freedom of expression in Islington. 249 more words