Chicken by Emmaline Elvis


This isn’t a story about love or heartbreak or even trust. No. This is a story about hate. Will it be too much for you handle? I don’t know. It isn’t for me so I’m feeling the need to tell you. Also I don’t know how to keep my mouth shut. You’re probably wondering who I hate and why I have to let you know. Well it’s very obvious and if you’re still racking your brain on who, I’ll save you the...

Why do I feel this way? By Aladi


Time and time again I ask myself this, hoping a response finds its way to me.Pain, sadness, anger,All these I feel constantly,All at the same time. All consuming. They attack continuously,Each wave stronger than the other.And each time I do nothing but wallow in each emotion.Do I know it is pathetic? Yes.Do I consider this untrue? Yes.Yet, I struggle against believing this.The voices are to blame...


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