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May 2019: “Hormones & Undertones” Call For Submissions

“We’re all just bags of bones and muscle and hormones; I’ll never understand what makes our minds do the things we do.”
– Meshell Ndegeocello

Share your original flash fiction, non-fiction, or poetry piece that fits our theme by Sunday, May 26 for a chance to be included in our publications that following week.

Be sure to send in your work via our Submissions page!

Here’s a word list to prompt some inspiration – try writing a 300 word description or stream of consciousness for each one, then go back and expand on an idea that stands out to you the most:

The Change
The Hint
The Maturity
The Development
The Age

Self-Image

by Derek Hamilton

And even though it seems to be, a losing battle fought
One must remain, and keep at bay, each and every thought

For discord in is discord out, and we are all at fault
Plainly seen, and clearly heard, the constant self-assault

Although the cost is still so great, and we have paid our dues
Even when there is nothing left, there is still so much to lose


Derek Hamilton is a writer, musician, voiceover talent, and self-proclaimed nerd from Northeast Ohio. He’s a Columbia College Chicago alumni, a published poet, and currently works as a streaming media producer. You can find more of his work at derekhamiltonedits.com