“Buttered Scones” By Gareth Culshaw

She had the look of a Playmobil in her features,walked with hot-coal feet, smiled as if sheknew the world was going to end tomorrow. At break she smoked by the doorway, puffedthe ink out of a Biro, made paper aeroplanesfrom her wages and threw them onto the street. She tied her hair in a bobble, …

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“What Went Wrong in America” By Dan Cardoza

         As I cross Alameda and head toward Main, in the near distance, I see an unkempt man on his back, passed out on the sidewalk. He’s pissed his pants. Legs tucked up, his knees pointing to Venus, an hour before she’ll appear.          Next to him, in an upside-down cage of a shopping cart meows an …

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“What Lies Beneath–The Re-Education of a Young Environmentalist” By Ruby McConnell

By the time I was seventeen years old I could easily be described as an environmentalist; more than that really, a full-fledged idealist, a true tree-hugging dirt-worshipper. I believed in a better world, the preservation of natural resources, biodiversity, sustainability, and the possibility of a healthy planet. I believed that grassroots organization, social change, thoughtful …

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“Solitary Confinement” By Vincent Oppedisano

Today is the one hundred and thirty-third day of my voluntary imprisonment; this is the day that I will kill myself. I have made all the preparations, like a Japanese warrior who has been shamed and will shed his blood to save face; the instruments of my destruction are laid out, gleaming in the artificial …

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