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Table of Contents The Selkie

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My Ghosts

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Smoke

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Silhouette

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Mongolian Woman and Ger

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Blissful Hours

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Biology

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Body World

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Ambrosia

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Life Through a Nikon

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Tower

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Saturday Morning

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The Australian and Me

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Insomnious

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Our Silhouette

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The Left River

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The Right River

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Blossom

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Men of the Southern Wild

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Origin Story

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The Selkie Nina Grice The other night I heard you snoring, while I lay awake in bed. Though I’ve loved you through the ages IVL\PZW]OPUaW_V[ILY]QM\LMKTQVM somehow this little detail PI[IT_Ia[[TQXXMLUaVW\QKM But there it is -- you snore. And now I think I’m afraid to think of anything else I may not have sensed -[QVKM1OTILTa\ZILMLUaPWUMJMVMI\P\PM_I^M[ for a life with you all those years ago.

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My Ghosts Emily Harris My ghosts reside on the inside of my eyelids. When I awake \PMXPIV\WU[XMMTJIKS IVLPQLMQV\PMLMX\P[WN Ua[WKSM\[ I endure the day with hidden ghosts – KI\KPQVOWVTaOTQUX[M[ when I blink – WVM[MKWVLI\I\QUM I see this way till the night arrives IVLUaMaM[KTW[MWVKMIOIQV <PM[XQZQ\[IZMQVM[KIXIJTMNZWUUa^Q[QWV· \PMa[\IVL_Q\PPIVL[WVPQX[ XTIV\MLQV\PMNWZMOZW]VL WN Ua_I\KPN]T[T]UJ¼ZQVOUQVL

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Smoke

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,ILRWQV[PMZIVLTQOP\[WVM]XNWZPQU[MTN IVL\PMV\PMaJTW_ [UWSMI\MIKPW\PMZTQSMLZIOWV[;WUM\QUM[PMR][\TWWS[I\PMZ and then says he’s going to eat outside or going to go downstairs \WMI\QVNZWV\WN \PM\MTM^Q[QWV5WULWM[V¼\][]ITTaZMXTa\PMV ;PM¼TTR][\[UWSM[WUMUWZMIVL\ISMIVW\PMZJQ\MWN PMZMOO[ 1PI^MV¼\ÅO]ZMLW]\_PI\,ILQ[0M][ML\WJMIV]UJMZJ]\ VW_PM¼[XZWJIJTaIV]UJMZ!1\LMXMVL[PW_JILPQ[LIa¼[ JMMV\PW]OP,IL¼[JW]OP\\PMXI\KP*]\PM¼[IT[WJW]OP\I XIKSWN KQOIZM\\M[_Q\P\PMKIUMTWV\PMNZWV\0MLWM[\PQVO[ \PI\IV]UJMZ_W]TLLW4QSMPM¼TTSMMX\PMKIZ\WV[WN PMZ KQOIZM\\M[IVL[\IKS\PMUWV\PMKWNNMM\IJTM<PMV_PMV1KWUM PWUMNZWU[KPWWTIVL,IL¼[I\_WZS5WU¼TTKWUMPWUMIVL [PM¼TTTWWSI\\PMKWNNMM\IJTMIVLKTMIVQ\]X 1LWV¼\SVW__PI\V]UJMZ1IU1LWV¼\\PQVS1ZMITTaKIZM\PI\ U]KPIJW]\Q\ITT[W1LWV¼\\PQVS1¼UWV\PI\TQ[\1¼UXZWJIJTa WVIVW\PMZTQ[\;WUM\QUM[,IL\MTT[UM\WMUX\aW]\\PMI[P\ZIa[QV\PMPW][M[W1OWIZW]VL_Q\PIXTI[\QKJIONZWU\PM OZWKMZa[\WZMIVLOWQV\W\PMJMLZWWUIVL\W[[W]\\PMI[PM[ Then I go into the bathroom. Then the living room. Then I go ITT\PM_IaLW_V\PMKZMMXa[\IQZ[\W\PMJI[MUMV\IVL1IT_Ia[ PI^M\WZ]VZMITNI[\JIKS]XJMKI][MWN ITT\PMKZMMXa[\]NN 1 KIVQUIOQVMTQ^M[JMPQVL\PMWTLKIZLJWIZLJW`M[M^MV\PW]OP1 SVW_Q\¼[XZWJIJTa[UIZ\MZ\W_ITSJIKS_IZL[[TW_TaWVIKKW]V\ WN \PMNIK\\PI\\PMV1KIV[MMQN IVa\PQVOZMITTaXWX[W]\ ?PMV1MUX\a\PMI[P\ZIa[1TQSM\WXZM\MVL\PI\\PMI[PM[IZM [WUM\PQVOZMITTaKWWT;WUM\QUM[1QUIOQVM\PI\\PMa¼ZMO]VXW_LMZ7Z_PI\¼[JMMVTMN\JMPQVLIN\MZIOQIV\M`XTW[QWV7Z[WUM\QUM[1QUIOQVM\PI\\PMa¼ZM[\IZL][\;WUM\QUM[1XZM\MVL\PMa¼ZM IUIOQKITXW_LMZNZWUI_QbIZL;WUM\QUM[IVLWVTaWVKMQVI _PQTM1TWWSI\\PMUIVLR][\[MMI[PM[6W\KQOIZM\\MI[PM[J]\ \PMSQVLXMWXTMX]\QV]ZV[;WUM\QUM[1TWWSI\\PMUIVL_PMV 1R][\[MM\PW[MSQVLWN I[PM[1MVL]X[MMQVO\PMQZI[PM[

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Silhouette Bogdan Diaconu

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Blissful Hours Styna Tao

Blissful hours are not owned, 0IXXQVM[[KWUM[_Q\PIXZQKM Relish in those stolen moments, When your breath mingles with mine. 8]NN[WN [UWSMLQ[IXXMIZ .I[\MZ\PIV1KIVUISMUWZM 7]ZRIKSM\[ILLI[XTI[PWN KWTW]Z <W\PM_PQ\MKIV^I[_M[\IVLQV .WW\XZQV\[TMN\JMPQVL ;W]^MVQZWN RWaIVLTI]OP\MZ No need for words, <QUM[\IVL[[\QTTR][\NWZ][ Flashes of bright lights, I see behind my eyelids. Everything fades, )[aW][PQVMNZWV\IVLKMV\MZ ,ZMIU[IVLQUXW[[QJQTQ\QM[ Give way to reality. Bittersweet goodbye, )[1KW]V\\PMPW]Z[Âť\QT_PWSVW_[_PMV' 0MI^aNWW\[\MX[ 1_I\KP\PMUZ]VQV\W\PMLQ[\IVKM Blissful hours are mine, Only to own in memory.

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“If I should die before I wake”, JMNWZMaW]\ZQML\WUISM\PI\PIXXMV <PW]OPaW]IZM[]ZM[PMQ[VW_LMMXQVXZIaMZ [PMQ[VW\TQ[\MVQVONWZ/WL¼[ZM[XWV[M She is listening to make sure you’re still breathing. )JW]\WVKMI_MMSaW]_ISM]XQVIKWTL[_MI\ 0MIZ\ZIKQVOTQSMaW]¼^M[_ITTW_ML\WWUIVaXQTT[ AW]SMMXLZMIUQVOWN N]VMZIT[ AW]_IVLMZOZI^MaIZL[N]TTWN OZIVLKPQTLZMV aW]_W]TLPI^MXZM^MV\ML Their tombstones look like Tylenol, shoved into the earth. AW]_MZMITQ\\TMOQZT_PW[XMV\[WU]KP\QUMZMILQVO \PI\aW]¼^MVM^MZ[\WXXMLTQ^QVOaW]ZTQNMTQSMIJWWS AW]IZM\PMXZQVKMIVL\PMLZIOWV AW]IZM[TI]OP\MZQVOaW]Z[MTN NWZVWWVM¼[JMVMÅ\ You are your own villain. AW]_MZMITQ\\TMOQZT_PWVM^MZ[\WXXMLÆQXXQVO\W\PMTI[\XIOM \WSVW_\PI\Q\ÅVQ[PMLPIXXQTa 1[\PQ[_PMZMaW]TMIZVML\PI\MVLQVOQ[I[WT]\QWV' AW]PI^MTWVOKWV^MZ[I\QWV[_Q\PaW]Z[Q[\MZIJW]\M^MZa\PQVO else When the television talks about death, aW]LWVW\TWWSI\MIKPW\PMZ *]\[WUM\QUM[aW]KI\KPPMZ[\IZQVOI\aW]W]\WN \PMKWZVMZWN  her eye, I[\PW]OPaW]_QTTLQ[IXXMIZQN [PMTWWS[I\aW]LQZMK\Ta ?PMVaW]_MZMaW]KIUM\WPMZ_Q\PM^MZaQV^Q[QJTM_W]VL you imagined ;PM_W]TL_ZIXQ\_Q\PQV^Q[QJTMJIVLIQL[ Your wounds are still invisible, J]\PMZJIVLIQL[_QTTVW\KW^MZ\PMU When you were ten, aW]_W]TL[Q\_Q\PaW]ZNI\PMZI\\PMSQ\KPMV\IJTM TMO[[_QVOQVOJMKI][M\PMaPILVW\PQVO\WZ]VNZWU

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Biology Laura Bossy :I_WXMVVMZ^M[5aPMIZ\JI\\MZMLIVLJMI\QVO :QXXMLNZWUUa[TMM^M[ )VLM`XW[ML\W\PM_WZTL Like a freshly dug wound 8MVM\ZI\QVOÆM[PIVLITTNMMTQVO 5aJTWWLX]T[M[ <PZW]OPUIbM[WN ^MQV[IVLIZ\MZQM[ +IXQTTIZQM[J]Z[\QVONZWUXZM[[]ZM ?PQTMUaT]VO[KWTTIX[M -`I[XMZI\MLNZWUQVPITQVO The dead air that surrounds me )VL1\MTTUa[MTN" Just keep breathing Heart, keep beating.

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Body World Hannah French The Undergraduate Review

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Ambrosia Chloë Grande *]\\MZaI[IV-VOTQ[PKZ]UXM\ the waiter’s words are siren songs \PI\KWI`UaT][\N]T[MV[M[ _Q\P[_MM\[_MM\_PQ[XMZ[ May I suggest, he sings our plat du jour[MIZML[KITTWX[ ZI^Q[PMLJa_PQ[SaKZMIU[I]KM [WN\PQTT[WN J]\\MZV]\[Y]I[PX]ZuM Or, he adds, eyes glistening, the rabbit leg KWVÅ\I[]KK]TMV\ dish of silken meat, fresh herbs — a true gustatory delight )VL[W[ML]KMLJa\PMKZaWN ÆM[P 1ZQNÆM\PZW]OP\PMT][KQW][UMV]IVL XTIKMUaWZLMZ0]ZZaXTMI[M1JMO My mouth is greedy and rabid 1LZMIUWN KQ\Z][QVN][MLOTIbM[ O]bbTQVOW^MZP]VS[WN XWZS XMXXMZa[\MISLZWWTQVOQVI X]LLTMWN ZML_QVMjus. -IKPXI[[QVOLQ[PKWW[W]\\WUM baiting me with whiffs of smoke IVL[ML]K\Q^MKZIKSTM[\PI\XZWUQ[M \PMUW[\[QVN]TWN ÆI^W]Z[ Your dinner, monsieurPMIVVW]VKM[ And with a twirl of his hand XZM[MV\[UM_Q\PIJW]V\QN]TXTI\MWN shrivelled salad green

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Life Through a Nikon Melanie Conron

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Fox News Compared Me To Bin Laden Amye Nickel <PMW\PMZLIa_PQTM[PI^QVO1KIUM\W\PMZMITQbI\QWV\PI\1_I[ PIXXaIVL1LWVW\SVW__Pa\PQ[[\Z]KSUMI\\PQ[UWUMV\I[1 LZQXXML_Q\PLZ]O[\WZMJZIVLJWLa_I[PIVLPMTLIZIbWZ\WUa OMVQ\IT[J]\Q\LQLIVLQ\_I[NWZKMN]TIVL1_I[W^MZKWUM_Q\P\PM IJ[WT]\MJMI]\aWN UaW_VQOVWZIVKMIVL\PMJMI]\aWN K]ZQW[Q\a IVL\PM[W]VLWN \PM_IZUZQKP^WQKMWN I[TMMXaTW^MZJILTaQUQ\I\QVO3IZMV7PQV\PMPITT_IaW]\[QLMKZIKSQVOMOO[QV\W_PWTM _PMI\JI[SM\[IVL\PM[UMTTWN KPMIXLZ]O[\WZMJZIVLJWLa_I[P UQ`QVO_Q\PKWNNMMIVL\PMIV\QKQXI\QWVWN IKPMMSaMUJZIKMIVL WN [WISQVO\PM[TMMXaTW^MZQVLZ]O[\WZMJZIVLJWLa_I[PIVLWN  wonderful vengeful kisses and Baby I’m afraid of a lot of things and a TQ\\TMLWUM[\QKOITI`aQVIVQVÅVQ\M]VQ^MZ[MTW^MTaJMKI][MWN Q\[ QVÅVQ\aIVL\PMZIVLWUVM[[IVLZI\QWVITQ\aWN ]VQWVIVLKZMI\QWV JaIKKQLMV\IVLKWTTQ[QWVJaIKKQLMV\IVL\PMZIVLWUVM[[IVLZItionality of everything and the glory in safety and the terror in hurt ZMI[WVTM[[J]\NWZ\PMIOMVKaWN MIKPWN ][IVLKWUNWZ\QVOQVITT Q\[KWUNWZ\QVOXMZ^MZ[QWVJMKI][MWN \PI\IOMVKaIVL\PM\PW]OP\ \PI\/WL/WL/WLIVL_PI\\MIZ[KIUM\WUaMaM[I\\PMJMI]\Qful thought that there is no God and that seeking understanding of \PM_WZTLIVLWN MIKPW\PMZ\PZW]OPW]ZW_VUMIV[IVLW]ZW_V ZM[XWV[QJQTQ\aIVLW]ZW_VQVQ\QI\Q^MIVL_IQ\QVOWVVW\PQVOIVL ZM^MTTQVOQVVW_IVLTQ^QVONWZVW_IVLJZMISNI[\LQ[PM[[MKWVL shower shower sex drying and dressing subway admission-by-doVI\QWVIVLILUQZQVOKZMI\QWV[JaP]UIV[_Q\PX]LLTM[WN KWTW]Z IVL JTWKS[ WN  KTIa IVL TWWSQVO TWWSQVO ZMILQVO ZMILQVO ZMILQVO [PMT^M[ÅTTML_Q\PKWTTMK\QWV[[PZQVSQVOQVKWUXIZQ[WV\W\PMWVM[ QV\MVLML\WJMZMILIVL\PM[UITTLWUMWN ZMITQ\aJMKWUQVOQV\]ZV shelved for the mysteries of the unreal and subway holding hands

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Insomnious Chloë Grande 1¼U[TMMXa[W[TMMXa_PaKIV¼\1[TMMX')\PW][IVL[PMMXIVL I\PW][IVLNMVKM[_WV¼\MI[MUaMaM[KTW[ML1\¼[\PMZ]JJTMQV UaUQVL\PI\[\QZ[Ua[MV[M[+W]TLPI^M[PW]TLPI^M1LQLV¼\ LW[MPMZ_Q\PUa\IQV\ML_WZL[,QLV¼\RIJ[\QVO_W]VL\PI\ monstrous human being. I’m a garter snake of laughable fear QVIUWVO[\\PMIVIKWVLI[;QTTaKPQTL/WXTIa_Q\PLWTTQM[IVL \MIK]X[\PM[M[XMIZMVLML\WWT[IZMW]\WN ZMIKP1XZIaNWZ VQOP\UIZM[J]\\PM;IVLUIVVM^MZIV[_MZ[?PI\QN[[\QTTSMMX KTI_QVOI\UaZIJQL\PW]OP\[<WUWZZW_1\PQVS\WUWZZW_1 _QTTVW\Y]Q^MZ;]VJMIU[JMI\UM_Q\PUWZVQVOTQOP\[KWZKPUa wasted eyes. And so I rise with the weak.

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Confession Nicole Chin After the grit and the grime of a time that was lying. After the sheets and the tears and the washing machine After your father’s hurt, your mother’s tears After your father, just like your father After the push - mud on red shoes. After I said “There’s no place like home” __________________ In the bedroom. I’ll hand you a Kleenex JMKI][M\PQ[ is what we do. ,][\KWTTMK\[8QMKM[WN aW] and me. We are friends. 1\_I[LMKQLML But in the shadows 7N ITIUX[\]KSWVZM^MZ[M IZM\MXQLKZI^QVO[ surging waves. )VLQ\KWUM[]XUa\PZWI\ TQSMIJW`]VLMZIÆWWZJWIZL X]TTML]X\WWNI[\ _WWLIOIQV[\UaO]\IVL1KIVNMMT \PM\MUX\I\QWVWN L][\aLQ[\IV\\PQVO[ A familiar taste. A familiar moisture. 1\¼[IVWXMV\M`\JWWS 8Pa[QK[JQWTWOa Inertia and skin. AW]ZXMVKQTUIZSQVO[ my eraser. 8ZaQVOWXMVUM\ITJWLQM[

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My Country and My Hometown Alicia Hai 7P8IZQ[WP8IZQ[_PI\IXTIKM\WJM ?Q\PQVÅZ[\[QOP\ –UM[UMZQbMLJaI[QT^MZaOTQUUMZQVO\W_MZQVOLZMIU From the riveting red of Moulin Rouge <W\PMIZKPQ\MK\]ZITI_M\PI\Q[\PM)ZK ?PI\IKQ\a_M[MM  ·>MVQKMWN \PM[QVSQVO[MI A bubbling blue and a surging green )VL\PZW]OP\PW[MLMÅIV\LMX\P[WN _I\MZQVITTQ\[[XTMVLWZIVL glory A hidden gem of Murano glass galore -]ZWXMIT_Ia[IVLNWZM^MZUa\Z]MPWUM I have seen what there is to see )UIbMWN IZ\IVLIZKPQ\MK\]ZM 5IVaIK]T\]ZMIVLUIVaIVI\Q^M *]\_PI\MT[MQ[\PMZM\WLQ[KW^MZ' )\WVKM4WVLWV ¸)KQ\aN]TTWN JW]VLTM[[VM[[IVLJQOLZMIU[ From the booming boutiques on Oxford Street And by the end of the day, to grandmother’s house we go, )XQK\]ZMXMZNMK\_PQ\MKW\\IOMIVLIOWTLMV[]V[VIOOMLJaQ\[ rays. ;IQLWVKMJa/MZ\Z]LM;\MQV ¹)UMZQKIQ[UaKW]V\Za°º *]\\Z]TaKIV1[Ia\PI\4WVLWVQ[my hometown <PMKQ\aIVL\PMKW]V\ZaZWTTMLQV\WWVM —UaXZQLMIVLUaRWaNWZM^MZUWZM

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Time and Tide Yawen Wu

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Wood Lauren Di Pede )QZÆW_[\PZW]OPM^MZaKZM^QKM Into wrinkles of bark =VLMZ_PQKPL]ZIJQTQ\aZM[\[# 6W[IXTQM[JM\_MMV )[\PMJZMMbM[MMX[\W\PM\QX[WN ITTJZIVKPM[ +I][QVOI\P]VLMZQVO\Z]VS )VL[VIXXQVO\_QO[ <PMK]ZZMV\[_QZT[\PM[W]VL[\WOM\PMZ <PMJZIVKPZM[\QVOQV\PM]XXMZKIVWXaTIaMZZIQ[ML ;MVL[TWVOIVL[K]TX\MLXWTM[ ;PWW\QVOLW_V\PMLMMX\Z]VS ?PQKPI\\IKPÅZUTa\W\PMOZW]VLML[XZQO[ The toed roots, marionettes, 7VKMTQN\MLVW_ ;XZI_TNWZ_IZL Landing lodged into the ground. Rubbery bark steams In the invasive heat, ,M_LZWX[WV^Q^QL^MQV[ Roll off the leaves, glistening. A wind now gathers )\\PMOIXM_PMZM\Z]VSUMM\[[PWW\ +WTTMK\QVO_PQNN[_PQKP\]ZVQV\WO][\[ )VLJMOQV\W[XQVW]\WN \PMWXMVUW]\P A small sound starts like foam But grows into a tide )[JZMI\PXW]ZQVOW]\M`PITM[ “OM.” The Undergraduate Review

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The Undergraduate Review is the oldest arts and literature publication at Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University. Collecting poetry, prose, short stories, scripts, art, and photography together in one publication, the Undergraduate Review is a diverse and comprehensive view of the artistic achievements of Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students.


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