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

Poetry

Forgotten treasures

Wiped out of memory, gone childhoods and old hometowns, Left in the past, first loves, and fears, and doubts. We treasure what beckons our...

Words’ Snag

I was once asked to put my nature into single word, Describe my life in just a couple letters. I probably said I’m kind,...

Little Sunshine

Nighty-night, little sunshine, the moon’s on its shift. Tomorrow, with you, the sun will rise from within. You’ll need not one thing on the...

Long Reads

Rahul

India can be a strange place. Your whole life is based around elders shielding you from the opposite sex and teaching you to be...

On the Premises of Death

We all crave suspense, adrenaline, danger, fear. Not all of us show it, but it’s a part of our psychology. Freud named this impulse...

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...