Relatos Salvajes: Why Seeing Bad Feels So Good

Joint article by Anarfifth and Elis Lipinski WARNING: Mad Spoilers When we see characters in a movie escaping the clutches of everyday conformity it is impossible not to be amazed. Not to get all “we live in a society” on you, but we do. Watching characters break though the norm and act without fear ofContinue reading “Relatos Salvajes: Why Seeing Bad Feels So Good”

Self-Published at Sixteen: An Interview with Erik Elsie

Logging on to Zoom tends to always feel tiring these days, but when Erik Elsie’s face popped up for our virtual interview, my energy immediately returned. Bright-eyed and excited, Erik enthusiastically greeted me through the screen, betraying just a hint of nervousness. Her short-cropped hair and no less than three nose rings clearly situated herContinue reading “Self-Published at Sixteen: An Interview with Erik Elsie”

Who Says You Have to Be Beautiful?

Trigger warning: body image, eating disorders I would definitely not be the first to say I’ve struggled with my body image — you might think “who hasn’t?”, and that’s exactly the problem. So many of us are made to feel like we aren’t beautiful enough or simply like we aren’t enough, and that’s a realContinue reading “Who Says You Have to Be Beautiful?”

Whose Body Is This?

Clutching the steering wheel of my mother’s car, my hands suddenly catch my attention, as if a ray of sun suddenly shone on the muddy backwaters of my mind and exposed the millions of microscopic particles floating in the constant stream of experience. The knuckles poking out like the rounded tops of an ancient mountainContinue reading “Whose Body Is This?”

Flash Fiction Competition 2021

“Let me give you some advice, killer to killer.” With this prompt, Writer’s Block is thrilled to announce the annual flash fiction competition! For a chance to be published in our next issue, send us your creation including the prompt – but remember, no later than May 1st at midnight (Central European time). Anxiously anticipatingContinue reading “Flash Fiction Competition 2021”

Romanian Nostalgia – Lyrical Edition

My last article was a confession of the overwhelming nostalgia that I felt while being away from home for so long. I mentioned the strong feelings one gets when listening to old songs, which brought me to the idea of starting a series of Romanian Nostalgia cures, starting with my favorite way to self-soothe: translatingContinue reading “Romanian Nostalgia – Lyrical Edition”

Top 9 things to ask on the first date (number 5 will shock you!)

Do you have a first date coming up soon? We all understand that dating can be an extremely complex, confusing, and frankly terrifying affair. The butterflies fluttering around in your stomach, and sometimes bursting out of your mouth, can make first dates a scary event to tackle. Getting to know someone through asking questions canContinue reading “Top 9 things to ask on the first date (number 5 will shock you!)”

WB’s Black History Month Recommendations

March 1st marks the end of Black History Month in the United States (in the Netherlands, Black History Month is reserved for the month of October). A month that sheds a light on the accomplishments of Black people despite the many, many adversities and atrocities they had to push through and liberate themselves from. ThoughContinue reading “WB’s Black History Month Recommendations”