Submissions are accepted on a regular basis, year-round.
Can include, short stories, essays, poetry and prose.
Must not exceed 3,000 words.
Must be written by a current ESA student, or alumni.
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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

The Green Mansion

The Green Mansion
By Olivia Nitti

There is no peace within these walls.
Don’t let the exterior deceive you.
Pretty with green eyes means nothing,
Not when you see its dimensions.
Through these walls,
You’ll find no light.
The floors are not sturdy, they’ll throw you off balance.
The windows look as glass, but feel one sided.
The locks turn just one way, so you’re sure to be trapped.
Don’t bother screaming.
You’ll only blend in.
With the rest of the terror, grieving, and sin.

You are not safe once you’ve entered this deceptive contraption.
The very minute you step through the door,
The very second your body is comfortably contained,
The hinges will turn. You’re overwhelmed with her suffer and pain.

One is only graced, if they avoid this cruel place.
So, I’m telling you now. Don’t take on this burden.
But take this chance to walk away, keep yourself safe.

After all this is a house, on a leash, with no way to chase.

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