Righting Rage

I am Sane Other people crazy My actions are my own. My decisions, a choice of options debated behind wide eyes perceived through a sculptured heart I am crazy Other people are sane They wouldn’t have done things the same, seen things the same, responded the same. Not even close… so why did I? I […]

Nonfiction Essays — $250 Giveaway

Omniverse author bo has been randomly selected as the $250 winner for this giveaway for their article “Danger“. Congrats bo! During our last outing we received a pleasantly surprising amount of great and original content, mostly in the form of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. This time around we’ll be looking to fill the gap […]

Please, Just Listen

The tension was undeniable. Each tick of the minute hand, each tock of the hour hand, seemed to ring off the plain white walls around me. I wet my lips, wringed my hands together once again, and unbuttoned the top button of my blouse, already succumbing to the humidity trapped inside the office. Other than […]

Little Known Facts About Mother’s Day

Although Mother’s Day has passed, let’s pause a moment to congratulate mothers the world ’round and look at the larger picture. Motherhood isn’t necessarily defined as a woman who has born a child. The meaning is much broader than holding the hand of an infant and leading him/her to a successful life. Some mothers adopt […]

Istanbul R&R

“Two days ago I was dodging bullets and mortars. Now look at me, lunching in an air-conditioned Istanbul mall with you,” my friend GiGi murmured, trying to make sense of her world. She had volunteered for the 6-month State Department assignment at the US Embassy in Baghdad in the fall of 2006, feeling that since […]