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Academic Papers Creative Writing Risa Akiyama

Second Best but Never Enough – A Short Story

This story depicts a life of a young African American boy who is in his second year of high school. After the global pandemic hit, his parents are constantly busy with their night shift at Stevenson Hospital. In this story, we see the dark reality of social inequality in today’s world and how the spread of Covid-19 makes this disaster visible.

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Creative Writing Mattie Balagat Poem

Second World

As a Filipino living in Okayama, Mattie entrusts her feelings in the words of her newest poem, and in the familiar taste, smell, and sound of home.

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Creative Writing Mattie Balagat Poem

Misdiagnosis

“Why does oust scatter rabid dogs howling at dust? And justice prolong a gilded melody beyond our grasp?” Mattie asked in this thought-provoking piece of literature.

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Creative Writing Japan Nguyen Manh Quoc Trung Okayama

It All Started With The Boiling Of The Great Pots…

A short story about Ramen, making Ramen, enjoying Ramen, and above all the love for food

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Creative Writing Entertainment Interviews Mei Mukose

Film Creativity in Isolation: Dealing with COVID-19 and the Loss of Normalcy

Being stuck in isolation due to the global pandemic can cause a lot of us to feel lost. When the end is unclear and tomorrow appears vague, we can learn to cope through photography. Photography can help us channel our creativity and emotions while keeping us productive in quarantine.