This section is dedicated to literary works such as poetry, short stories, flash fiction, fiction, and prose written by AAU students.

Poetry

Golden Quill: #exposeofabro

Unnamed Hot Girl She is so divine The way she looks tonight Holding her red solo cup She must be at least a D cup   Touchdown Hands clutched Eyes wide open Anxious...

Golden Quill: #exposeofawhitegirl

Brad I can’t, like breathe I think he’s looking over here But wasn’t he just making out with Kristi? Whatever.  Her hair is ratchet.                                                                                                             Uggs They envelop my feet...

GOLDEN QUILL: “Balloon” by Lily Tillman

Balloon flying through the blue sky Duck under the clouds Welcome to a brand-new town! How hard is must have been To leave everything behind And start again! That’s what...

Long Reads

Xenophobia in Prague in the Era of Globalization

“You don’t want to move here.” He chuckles into a sigh with this slightly foreboding warning, but it doesn’t seem like it’s meant to...

Behind Closed Doors in an Irish Household

Ballyfermot, Ireland—I patiently follow Dennis’ shiny black leather shoes as they shuffle up the driveway, up to the small, white two-story house. Dennis gets...

Story of my Grandmother: Leaving Hanoi at the End of French Indochina in 1954

Hanoi, Vietnam, 1954 Young Diem never questioned why her life was the way it was. She felt her childhood was just like everyone else’s. She woke...

Ainura

The top of the sky was bright purple, gradually turning a radiant orange the lower you looked. The view of Kyrgyzstan from up on...

22

The tram pulled out of the station with a jolt. The foreign passengers were caught off guard and swung wildly from the greasy handlebars....