Exposed

by Isabella Valdez & Lakshmy Mathur

I heard you’ve been waiting tables in your underwear. That you’ve been flitting from customer to customer, balancing serving dishes on your forearms, cutlery dancing off your fingertips. When I went down to the diner where you work you weren’t there, even though it was your shift. I asked for the manager, and when he …


A Secret Admirer

by Francesca Burke & Carlie Ricketts

2nd February. Diane opened the front door that morning to fetch the post, only to nearly tread on — “A rose?” Diane peered along the street, expecting to see a bouquet that had escaped from a delivery van. It was a good thing she was wearing shoes… The road was empty. Shrugging, Diane took the rose inside with the …


Under Cover

by Maria Nestorides & Terri Kelleher

This was going to be a gruesomely long two weeks, Michael thought, as a flyer with ‘Party Tonight!’ was thrust into his face by one of the scantily dressed women on the square. This was most definitely not what he’d signed up for when he agreed to come on a two-week trip to Athens with …


Seasons

by Vatsal Surti & Svetlana Gayvoronskaya

From the imagination of the world, they learned that life was fleeting and only love was eternal. Time keeps moving and nothing remains the same. Either the people outside changed or we changed inside. Before the world and after childhood, there was a period when they felt loneliness. Like darkness of a winter night- endless, nameless. …


1A

by A.A. Trivedi & Alberto Pessoa

She’s devastatingly beautiful. She always has been. She never had any of those awkward phases that most people encounter at some point through their teens. Her eyes are naturally big, and brown like two perfect hazelnuts. She knows how to bring out their most striking features by the way she highlights them in various tones …