The Unfairness of Fair Skin

I scan row after row of beauty products on the shelf and there is one thing that stands out very distinctly; not a single shade of foundation matches my skin. All of them are varying shades of lighter tones. Is my colour so unsightly that it needs to be concealed Continue Reading

Mysterious Happenings in Goetian Springs

Trigger Warning: Mention of violence

“Daddy, daddy, it finally happened! I got a supergirl doll!”

Traditions like this were why Ethan Foster liked living in a small town; children receiving surprise handmade toys with the morning newspaper, quarterly potlucks ending in impersonation contests, and his all-time personal favorite: Ducky Day. … Continue Reading

The Power of Music

Have you ever listened to a piece of music and experienced a strong emotional or physical response? Imagine this: you are sitting in the passenger seat with your travel playlist on, looking out the window, and pretending to be in a music video. Don’t we all do that? Add to Continue Reading

What If: Tyler Took Over

I am Jack’s Manic Depression and I am Jack’s Smirking Revenge. Yet, I failed to become Jack’s desire for Anarchy and Chaos in the system. 

Tyler appeared in my life as a saviour. A saviour from my personal monotonous life, a saviour of the mundane superhero that I had become. Continue Reading

Anthropause: Wildlife in Crisis

The natural environment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally. In 2020, the world came face to face with the deadly coronavirus pandemic which has left its impact on every aspect of life especially wildlife. The slowdown in human activity, which scientists are calling the “anthropause” has been a Continue Reading

Tender Love

Passing the test of time and eras,
Are the stories of men and women in love
Why then is it said to be as tender as a feather that can be broken easily by just a little bit of force?
Is there strength in the tenderness of love?
Is there Continue Reading

A (Wo)man Among Men

Fa Mulan,

I stared, mesmerized, as the blade reflected your face, and with one swift motion, you chopped off your silky tresses. Six-year-old me watched you, fighting for your honor and proving yourself to be just as capable, if not more, as a man. It was such a refreshing change … Continue Reading

Summer Of Love

Dear Delilah

Yesterday, I was toiling around my terrace and listening to the Presley songs you adore so much. I was waiting for you to climb up my terrace stairs and call out my name.

My mother disrupted my dream sequence, and complained that I was moping around as though … Continue Reading

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