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You’re Out of the Night

by 06/17/2016
Neighborhood: Flushing, Lower East Side, Queens, Uncategorized

I didn’t tell Dull that I wondered what I was doing with my life as I sat in my windowless, air-conditioned classroom—when I began to understand that a break year meant not really being at home anywhere.

Direction By Mercy

by 09/28/2014
Neighborhood: Long Island City, Lower East Side, Queens

For immigrants, language and customs are the most challenging things when moving to a foreign country.

Will You Marry Me?

by 09/26/2014
Neighborhood: Long Island City, Uncategorized

I don’t know if he was actually homeless, or if he actually had food stamps and other government assistance. I also didn’t know if he smelled musty like a ton of the other homeless people in the subway. Whenever I remember him, I kick myself for not having the courage to go back and ask him his name.

Disappointment Smothered in Honey

by 05/04/2014
Neighborhood: Gramercy Park, Uncategorized

I’m hoping that my words will shoo away the silence and make him leave Thomas and I alone to unscrew the lids covering our hearts. We’re about to say how we feel about each other. I think.