Embryo Concepts Zine and Collective

Issue #1: Subways

Issue 1 of Embryo Concepts
Originally Published on December 18, 2019

Other People on the Subway

By Dana May             Each subway ride is a gamble.  We all get on, hoping to reach our destination at a reasonable time.  This desire alone is a longing, as we wait in limbo down there for a train to arrive or in a stalled car.  I pass the time letting my phone or a book fill in the…

Beware Of the Closing Doors

By Samantha On my last subway ride to your apartment, you closed your eyes the whole time. I was fresh off the Chinatown bus in a dirty black winter jacket. I had french fry breath and smudged eyeliner. A backpack full of books and stapled paper. Look at me, look at me,  I thought. “Beware of…

Subway Loop

By Joe Markell Where there once was darkness, there was light.  A human dressed in a uniform grabbed Bottle out of a container and lifted him into the light. Bottle squinted as he was carried toward rows of different bottles stacked neatly together in a grid. The human set him in front of a row…

The Last Train Out of Boston

By Liz Posner It was 3:22 p.m. when I realized the boy I hopelessly loved might be dead.  The campus center was crowded that afternoon in 2013, packed with students sad to waste sparkling Boston daylight indoors, taunted by the brilliant sun reflecting off the green grass lawn, blinding us through the glass windows. The…

Gristle in Times Square

By Shieva Salehnia I had dreamed of New York as a gritty, glistening, dark paradise. Steaming and winding streets, some lined in cobblestone, and the smell of putrid river water splashing up against concrete barriers that keep the East River from making contact with its observers above. I imagined the conglomerate feeling more than any…

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