Creative Writing

“Unknown” by Gabriella Garza

January 2, 2019

I’ve got magic in my soul. Only I can make myself feel whole.

I’m tired of relying on you to make me feel complete, when all you do is tear me apart at the seams.

It’s time to learn how to be on my own. As scared as I am I have to let you go.

Even though you’re all I’ve ever known.

“Next to you I feel alone” by Gabriella Garza

January 3, 2019

I’m so over being walked all over by you. But every time I try to walk out I find myself begging for you to take me back.

You’ve destroyed my confidence, my self-esteem. Why do I need you to breathe?

It’s not healthy to need someone so bad, but f*ck it, you’re all I have. Maybe one day I’ll get the courage to walk out, but until then — can you pass me the remote?

“Sushi” by Gabriella Garza

January 20, 2019

I gently rubbed my chopsticks together to stop myself from getting splinters on my fingers.

As I hold them between my fingers, my thumb and middle finger stuck together and my index finger opening up to allow me to pick up and grip the roll, I feel my heart racing.

I can’t look at you. Sitting across from me. Staring.

This used to be our place. It’s where you first got me to each sushi.

My hands start to shake at the thought of what I’m about to say.

As you take a sip of your water … I blurt out, “It’s over.”

You spit the cold water onto my face and I can’t help but think that I deserve it.

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Photo courtesy to Gabriella Garza.

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