I found The Devil in ordinary places:
At first there were nine. Nine muses that, centuries before the common era, were called upon by poets to visit them and bring them tales to breathe life into. When Homer wrote his epics like The Odyssey, he called for Calliope. Clio was called by his peers to help tell history. Erato helped men write...
This is one of my favorite pastels from my 8th grade year. I felt that the facial details were well captured in different grays and the sloppy red background was meaningful and chaotic, yet flows with the lining of the face.
Margo is just like her mother. Her beauty is dark and holds all of the world’s secrets. Living in the under eye bags right above her puffed cheeks, that you’d think wouldn’t flatter anybody.
Art is an essential part of our existence; it enriches our lives and opens our minds. So what do you do when it becomes a source of unhappiness?
April is the hardest month of the year for me. Repressed trauma banging on the door of my conscious, demanding to be let out is one of the reasons my most intense depressive episodes come up during this part of the year.
I open my eyes to sunlight streaming through the crack in the curtains and roll over sleepily to check the time on my phone. 10.38. I stare at the number for a second, then my heart drops.
The tyrannical heat of the summer wafted through Eden’s windows and seeped into her bed sheets. She felt the adherence of the silk on her legs and little trails of sweat raced across her neck, mingling the aromatic smell of her hair with a salty sharpness.
silverware clinks and this is the language of our conversation. you are angrier today, fork drawing scars across your plate. i am breathing quietly.
When I was a child, I used to lie through my teeth; Make up all these fanciful stories About who I was, Where I’d been,
Perhaps distasteful depictions of profanity have slandered its image, but street art at its core is the purest form of nonconformity and expression.
Elizabeth Spenst is a student at Yale University and the editor-in-chief of DOWN magazine.