Snapping in Two

Flexibility: • the ability to bend easily or without breaking • the quality of being easily adapted or of offering many different options • the ability and willingness to adjust one’s thinking or behavior My first memory is a grasping, hard hand on my upper arm. Anger powering through my mother’s fingers, leaving bruises on and…

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Hannah Grieco

Hannah Grieco is a writer and editor in Washington, DC. Her work can be read in a wide variety of publications, including The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, The Rumpus, Craft Literary, Brevity, Fairy Tale Review, and more. She edits novels and prose collections for Alan Squire Publishing, where her most recent anthology “Already Gone: 40 Stories of Running Away” was published in November of 2023. Find her online at and on most social media platforms @writesloud.

Lia Liao

Lia Liao is an illustrator who currently resides in New York. She was educated as a psychologist until 2020 when she decided to pursue a career in illustration. She combines her knowledge in psychology with her skills in illustrations to create her own unique style. Her style is rational and logical. But at the same time, it is emotionally striking.

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