A Word from the Editor

I’m so thrilled to present Issue 2.3 to you today! The last week has represented the biggest growth of the journal since its inception. We have reached readers in 55 countries and counting. I hope you’re not getting tired of hearing about this; it’s been my favorite stat to follow! I love knowing how far…

Issue 2.3 – Nonfiction

  The news was ablaze last week with the news of the rapper Eminem drawing a line in the sand through his freestyle video at the BET awards, insisting his fans choose between him and Trump. I completely related to and understand his actions. While I remain friends with people who have made the decision…

Issue 2.3 – Interview

At the Same we love connecting readers with authors, and, today, we interviewed children’s author, Jennifer Hultz. We’re excited to introduce her beautiful book with readers around the world! the Same: Tell us about yourself! Jennifer Hultz: I grew up all around Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, moving around frequently due to my father’s profession. This…

Issue 2.3 – Poetry

  I don’t remember growing up. I don’t remember when Jesus stopped being normal and “love thy neighbor” didn’t always apply. I don’t remember when swearing became okay or when gossip became common. I don’t remember when my appearance began to matter or when boys stopped being gross. I don’t remember when politics were irrelevant…

A Word from the Editor

Issue 2.2 is here, and I’m excited to share three new pieces with our readers. When we launched the Same just a few short weeks ago, we never imagined it would take off the way it has. With regular readers from around the world (40 countries and counting!) and contributors from many countries, our readership is growing each…

Issue 2.2 – Nonfiction

  The light within me bows to the light within you. That is what I am expressing every time I place my hands together, palms and fingers touching, pointed up, in front of my heart. This is the namaskara mudra – gesture of adoration. I envision the Vietnamese Goddess of Mercy and Buddhist Bodhisattva Quan…

Issue 2.2 – Fiction

  Claire watched the timer on her iPhone count down the last few seconds. She sat motionless on the toilet seat, both hands carefully holding the small white stick as if it was some kind of fragile ornament. In the last three minutes, she’d visualised a solid blue line and then her imagination had run…

Issue 2.2 – Poetry

I’ve taught my daughter to be keen of mirrors and never trust them, because they are man-made. Glass. Too easy to shatter. Like her confidence and her voice, easily fragmented and once the slivers work their way under her skin, It’s nearly impossible to extract them. Instead I’ve taught my daughter to treat the world…

A Word from the Editor

Issue 2 is here! However, we can’t help but take a moment and say thank you to our readers for making our first issue so successful. We launched our journal a month ago, and, in that month, it has reached readers around the world . . . 4,000+ views in 31 different countries! We are…

Issue 2.1 – Nonfiction

  1. Our Neighbor, Our Enemy My mother and the Syrian lady next door were enemies. Theirs was a feud that excelled in the tactics of non-verbal intimidation. They practised their stares and their cold shoulders, and how best to turn one’s face away when they each saw the other approaching. We were amused and…

Issue 2.1 – Fiction

Outside my house, there’s a man in a silver car. Tall, blond, broad shouldered; I can see him texting, one forearm propped on the wheel. I look at him again, pulling back the curtains, giving him a wave. I’ve been trying to pack all morning. I started right after I called the cab company. It’s…

Issue 2.1 – Poetry

  For so long, I’ve held you here next to my heart, our bodies filling the empty and soft spaces. Your mouth like cushions and your lips a delicate cage with a singing bird inside. But now, you must forget what you’ve learned, and balance your tongue, the way a bird sits in her nest…