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The Empress is taken to the Underworld Court by the King, and she is shown to an underground house

“What is this place?” she asks herself as she sees that the streets inside this underground house are paved with solid gold, and that the courtyard had a fountain, trees, and a garden built...

My sister was killed in a drunk driving accident

Walking to the beach with my umbrella still on top, I watched the water rippling on the rocky shore and thought to myself…I don’t belong here. I don’t fit in. I want to go...

In our series of letters from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo shares her account of waking up to the sound of a...

Thursday 24th April. 5.50am I awoke to the sound of a noise. It was my alarm clock, but this time I was not surprised to see it. It had been playing music for the...

Here’s what I’ve been thinking about the swine flu pandemic

Look, it sounds like the government is trying to tell us that we are protected, that we’re supposed to be safe and all these scary viruses can’t happen to us. I’m not buying it....

My captain has left me here with all this crud, and only cares about his things!

My heart has sunk to the bottom of the ocean as we sink deeper and deeper, one screw at a time. "Hey, Captain, come look. I can’t believe you left me here with all...

In our series of letters from African-American journalists, novelist and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates tells the story of his mother-in-law’s first visit to a doctor’s...

It's a cold day in October, my mother-in-law is going to go visit her mother. I have been thinking of the time I stood in front of my first ever doctor's office. It was...

Danielle was walking down the street when something caught her eye

A massive white cat made a beeline for the little blond girl. Its fur was long and spiky with black eyes like a cat who was on the hunt. It was a mane of...

A few years ago I received a dream catcher in the post

“Well, that is nice-nice. But how do you explain this?” I asked myself as I gazed at the strange tiny object in my hand, as if it was the one that could not, but...

Tommy didn’t have any friends at school because he didn’t fit in

His friends, though, all came from worlds that existed in alternate universes, and they were there to help him realize his dreams so that he could leave the real world behind. Tommy's mom was...

I fell asleep again

I fell asleep again. I've been up for the past 3 days. The first day I was jittery from the obscene amounts of coffee I had drunk. The second I felt like I would...

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The Empress is taken to the Underworld Court by the King, and she is shown to an underground house

“What is this place?” she asks herself as she sees that the streets inside this underground house are paved with solid gold, and that the courtyard had a fountain, trees, and a garden built...

It’s not dark enough for me to draw my own blood

Now, here, the silence is broken by a cawing that’s not a bird nor a crow, but an owl. The owl flies directly into the headlights. I see him, a large yellow eyed bird...

My sister was killed in a drunk driving accident

Walking to the beach with my umbrella still on top, I watched the water rippling on the rocky shore and thought to myself…I don’t belong here. I don’t fit in. I want to go...