Scrawl PlaceThe Journal
SANGO-OTA, Nigeria — A poem by Pamilerin Jacob, inspired by Sango-Ota, a town in Ogun State, Nigeria.
ANTAKYA, Turkey — A story by Emma Janssen, inspired by a trip to Antakya before the devastating earthquake in February 2023.
OSLO, Norway — This is a story by Elodie A. Roy, inspired by a trip to Oslo and the life-sized bronze sculpture of Freya, a walrus.
DUMBO, New York City — A story by writer Amy Bobeda, inspired by fairy cup legends and the Dumbo neighborhood.
LOS ANGELES — A story by Sara Dobbie inspired by an arrival at Union Station.
CHIANG MAI, Thailand — A story by Jennifer Renart, inspired by the Muay Thai fighting scene in Chiang Mai.
ROME — A story by Slawka Scarso, inspired by a traffic light outside the FAO building in Rome.
BERGEN, Norway — A story by Deborah Zafer, inspired by the National History Museum in Bergen.
LISBON, Portugal — A prose poem by Emily Marie Passos Duffy, inspired by the Miradouro de Santa Catarina.
LISBON, Portugal — A prose poem by Emily Marie Passos Duffy, inspired by the Miradouro do Monte Agudo.
A story by the writer Melissa Flores Anderson, inspired by The Butter Museum in Cork, Ireland.
A story by Exquisite Armantè, inspired by the Center of the Universe monument in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
A poem by Emily Hockaday, inspired by the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, NY.
This is an excerpt from the novel “The Muu-Antiques” by Shome Dasgupta, set in a Popeyes Louisiana Chicken in Atlanta.
This is an English-to-Yiddish translation of “On the Way,” a short sketch by Yente Serdatsky, inspired by Coney Island. (Translation by Dalia Wolfson.)
A story by Monica Louzon, inspired by the Maryland Heights Trail at Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia.
A story by Lindy Biller, inspired by Weko Beach, Michigan.
A poem by Ellen Zhang, inspired by Beijing, China.
A story by Karin Hedetniemi, inspired by the Dutch Bakery & Diner in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
A story by Erica Weidner, inspired by the 23rd Street subway station in Queens, NYC.
A story by Christina Janousek, inspired by the Castle Schönbrunn in Vienna, Austria.
A story by Kyle Miller, inspired by Mackinac Island on Lake Huron in Michigan.
A story by Rashmi Agrawal, inspired by a flight from Raipur to Pune.
A story by Ariel Goldenthal, inspired by the islands in Casco Bay, Maine.
A story by Kelly Q. Anderson, inspired by a Walgreens in downtown Chicago.
A story by Bekah Steimel, inspired by Sioux Passage Park in Old Jamestown, Missouri.
A story by the writer Nathan Xie, inspired by Lake Balaton in Hungary.
A story by Melissa Nunez, inspired by La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
A story by Rosemary Thorne, inspired by the Arkadiko bridge in Greece.
A story by David Luntz, inspired by the Chartres Cathedral in France.
A story by Katie McIvor, inspired by the Vatican Museum.
A story by Tyler Dempsey, inspired by Denali National Park in Alaska.
A story by David Higham, inspired Santa Margherita, Ligure, Italy.
A story by Shannon Savvas, inspired by Venice, Italy.
A story by Ben Davis, inspired by a road trip across the United States of America.
A story by Amy Cipolla Barnes inspired by fairy tales and road trips.
A story by the writer Bradley David, inspired by Los Angeles and the Donner Pass. Read it on Scrawl Place.
A story by Zary Fekete, set in Beijing China.
A story by Paul Ruta, inspired by an overnight stay at Mt. Si Motel, North Bend, Washington.
A story by Kirsten Reneau, inspired by Wynne, Arkansas.
A story by Bradley David, inspired by a trip to Ucluelet Peninsula in Vancouver.
A poem by darlene anita scott, inspired by the Church Hill neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia.
A story by the writer Emily Polson, inspired by a trip to Midtown Manhattan.
A story by David Luntz, inspired by the Karoo Desert in South Africa.
A story by Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar, inspired by the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
A story by the Deobrah Zafer, inspired by The Spaniards Inn in Hampstead, UK.
A story by Lannie Stabile, inspired by the Four Corners Monument.
A story by the writer Mordecai Martin, inspired by Katz’s Deli in Manhattan, NYC.
A story by Rosemary Thorne, inspired by the Plaza de Don Pío, Villafranca del Bierzo, Leon, Spain.
A poem by Elizabeth Enochs, inspired by a flight over the Hudson River to New Jersey.
A poem by Elizabeth Enochs, inspired by the island of Ibiza, Spain.
A story by Emily Townsend, inspired by the Colorado Springs Airport.
A story by Sarah Starr Murphy, inspired by the Mystic Seaport Museum in Stonington, Connecticut.
A story by A.D. Sui, inspired by a coffeeshop in Toronto, Canada.
At the SkyTrain station, you are leaning against planetary nebula IC 1295, thirty-one thousand three hundred and fifty trillion kilometers away
A prose poem by Meghan Kemp-Gee, inspired by a SkyTrain station in Vancouver, Canada.
A story by Mandira Pattnaik, inspired by Lonar Lake, Maharashtra, India.
A story by Brittany Thomas, inspired by a walk through Retiro Park in Madrid, Spain.
A story by Annie Marhefka, inspired by a trip to Smoke Hole, West Virginia, USA.
A poem by Maura O’Dea, inspired by a street in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A story by Cathleen Davies, inspired by The Welly Club in Hull, UK.
A story by David Luntz, inspired by Coney Island.
A poem by Melissa Fitzpatrick, inspired by a ride down Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles.
A haibun by Courtenay Schembri Gray, inspired by Les Deux Magots, a café in Paris.
A prose poem by the writer Raegen Pietrucha, inspired by Las Vegas.
A story by Goldie Peacock, inspired by the town of Unity, Maine.
A story by the writer Douglas Cole, inspired by various places in Seattle, Washington.
Writing from Alyssandra Tobin, inspired by exits on U.S. Route 1 in Massachusetts.
A story by Rosemary Thorne, inspired by the Praça do Comércio in Lisbon, Portugal.
Writing from Amy Bobeda, inspired by Athens.
Writing from Amy Bobeda, inspired by the Disc of Phaistos in Crete.
A poem by Marceline White, inspired by an Ivan Albright painting at the Art Institute of Chicago.
A hybrid prose-verse piece by Jenny Wong, inspired by Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Creative nonfiction by Benjamin Davis, inspired by Saint Petersburg, Russia.
This is a poem by the writer Javeria Hasnain, inspired by Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Read it on Scrawl Place.
A poem by Javeria Hasnain, inspired by Karachi, Pakistan.
A poem by Satya Dash, inspired by Baga, Goa, India.
A poem by sterling-elizabeth arcadia, inspired by Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona.
A poem by Danielle Shorr, inspired by
unique museum in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
A poem by Eimear Laffan, inspired by the Cottonwood Falls in Nelson, British Columbia.
A poem by Gerry Stewart, inspired by Cafe Regatta in Helsinki, Finland.
A story by Cathy Ulrich, inspired by Ueno Park in Tokyo, Japan.
A story by Lucas Smith, inspired by Balboa Island, California.
A story by writer Melissa Nunez, inspired by a trip to the National Butterfly Center near the Texas-Mexico border.
A poem by Lisa Summe, inspired by the subway stop at 95th and Broadway in New York City.
A poem by Ana Reisens, inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremburg, Germany.
A story by Simon Nagel, inspired by the Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris France.
A story by Stuart Buck, inspired by a trip to Prague, Czech Republic.
A poem by Gerry Stewart, inspired by Suomenlinna, an old sea fortress in Helsinki, Finland.
A poem by Nikita Parik, inspired by the Begum Bazar in Hyderabad, India.
A story by Caroljean Gavin, inspired by a trip to Laugarvatn, Iceland.
A story by Nora Nadjarian, inspired by a street in Nicosia, Cyprus.
A story by Sara Hills, inspired by the Borobudur Buddhist temple in Java.
A story by Eliot Li, set in Hong Kong.
A story by Liza Wieland, inspired by Marc Chagall’s “America Windows” at the Art Institute of Chicago.
A story by Adrienne Marie Barrios, set in Seattle and suburban Seattle.
An essay by Karin Hedetniemi, inspired by Clover Point Park, British Columbia, Canada.
A poem by Andrea Krause, inspired by the beach Agios Pavlos, Greece.
A story by Wilson Koewing, inspired by a trip to South Beach, Miami, Florida.
A poem by James Penha, inspired by a trip to “Just Maple” a syrup producer in New Hampshire.
A poem by the writer Matthew Andrews, inspired by the tiny doors in Alameda, California.
A poem by Matthew Andrews, inspired by Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A story by Fiona McKay, inspired by the Palacio de las Duenas in Seville, Spain.
A story by HLR, inspired by a trip to Benidorm, Spain.
A story by Becca Yenser, inspired by a park in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A poem by Andy Brown, inspired by Central Market in downtown Lancaster Pennsylvania.
A story by Salena Casha, inspired by a trip to the distilleries of Islay, Scotland.
A proem by Seye Fakinlede, set in the town of Ummuneochi, Nigeria.
A prose poem by Daniel Johnson, inspired by the Mutton Lane Inn, Cork, Ireland.
An essay by P.S. Nolf, inspired by Putneyville, Pennsylvania.
A story by Caitlin Fillmore, inspired by a trip to San Francisco.
A story by Shreya Khobragade, inspired by Hill Road in Mumbai, India.
An essay by Jillian Luft, inspired by a day in Fort Pierce, Florida.
A poem by Jack Bedell, inspired by Honey Island Swamp, Louisiana.
A poem by Jack Bedell, inspired by Queen Bess Island, Louisiana.
A prose poem by Leigh Chadwick, inspired by a visit to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
A story by Slawka Scarso, set in the Villa Borghese gardens in Rome.
A story by Bayveen O’Connell, inspired by The Sacro Bosco (The Monster Park) in Bomarzo, Italy.
A story by Becca Yenser, inspired by the Bosque trail in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A story by Mandira Pattnaik, inspired by a cemetery in Kurseong, one of the most haunted places in India.
A story by Judy Lunsford, inspired by the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona.
A poem by Erica Abbott, inspired by Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.
A story by Christina Rosso, inspired by Laurel Hill Cemetary in Philadelphia.
A poem by Alison Lubar, inspired by Washington Square Park in Philadelphia.
A poem by Jane-Rebecca Cannarella, inspired by Steve’s Prince of Steaks, in Philadelphia.
A story by Rosemary Thorne, inspired by the Quintana de Mortos in Compostela, Spain.
A story by Jody Rae, inspired by New Brighton Beach, California.
A story by Sherry Morris, inspired by the Munlochy Clootie Well in Scotland.
A story by Pam Avoledo, inspired by the Kiss Cam at Comerica Park, Detroit.
A story by Kirsten Reneau, inspired by Bald Knob, West Virginia.
An essay by John Chrostek, inspired by a trip to Mexico, New York.
A poem by Carol Krauss, inspired by a bookstore in Key West, Florida.
A story by Shannon Frost Greenstein, inspired by a bridge near 30th Street Station, Philadelphia.
A poem by Todd Osborne, inspired by Ghost Ballet, a sculpture in Nashville, Tennessee.
A poem by Kelli Lage, inspired by Nora Springs, Iowa.
A poem by Sam Boudreau, inspired by Sex Peak, a mountain lookout in Kootenai National Forest, Montana.
A story by Kelle Clark, inspired by the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.
A story by Paul Ruta, inspired by an art installation in Amarillo, Texas.
A short piece by Laurinda Lind, inspired by Soda Springs, Idaho.
A poem by Fasasi Abdulrosheed Oladipupo, inspired by Ibadan, Nigeria.
A poem by Fasasi Abdulrosheed Oladipupo, inspired by Lagos, Nigeria.
A story by Overcomer Ibiteye, inspired by a beach in Lagos.
A story by Claudia Lundahl, inspired by a house in Sardinia.
A poem by Selena Cotte, inspired by Puerto Rico.
A poem by Kimberly Glanzman, inspired by a hike through the Grand Canyon.
A story by the writer Amy Barnes about a flight to Miami Beach, Florida.
A poem by Despy Boutris, inspired by The Garlic Shoppe, in Gilroy, California.
A prose poem by Ceridwen Hall.
A poem by Amy Bobeda, inspired by a walk in Madison Square Park, New York City.
A poem by Yuan Changming, inspired by Vancouver, Canada.
A poem by Caroline Misner, inspired by the sculptures in Glebe Park, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada.
A poem inspired by a volcano in Iceland by Emily Hockaday.
A story by Janice Northerns, inspired by Hobo Hot Springs in Saratoga, Wyoming.
A poem by Selena Cotte, inspired by MCO, the Orlando, Florida airport.
A poem by the Jose Luis Pablo, inspired by Brooke’s Point, Palawan, Philippines.
A poem by Jose Luise Pablo, inspired by Baguio City, Philippines.
A poem by Courtney LaBlanc, inspired by the state of North Dakota.
A poem by Katie Manning, inspired by the “Stairways to Nowhere” in Felicity, California.
A story by Cheryl Pappas, inspired by the Castello del Trebbio, outside of Florence, Italy.
A poem by Kory Wells, inspired by the Ponte de Vecchio bridge in Florence, Italy.
A story by Rosemary Thorne, inspired by Lavapiés Quarter in Madrid, Spain.
A poem by Vanessa Couto Johnson, inspired by the Palácio Nacional de Sintra in Lisbon, Portugal.
A story by Fiona McKay, inspired by the Museu Nacional do Azulejo in Lisbon, Portugal.
A story from Christy Lorio, inspired by a hike in the Grand Canyon.
A poem by Elizabeth J. Coleman, inspired by a waterfall in Sapphire, North Carolina.
A hybrid by Susan Triemert, inspired by Hollywood, California.
A story by Shareen Murayama, inspired by a beach on Oahu, Hawai’i.
A story by Melissa Llanes Brownlee, inspired by a road on the Big Island, Hawaii.
A memory from Shome Dasgupta, inspired by a place in Lafayette, Louisiana.
A poem by D.S. Maolali, inspired by a walk through Dublin City, Ireland.
A poem by Amy Bobeda, inspired by Washington Square Park, New York City.
A poem by Shane Schick, inspired by Washington Square Park in New York City.
A poem by Ceridwen Hall, inspired by the Hawkbill “Devil’s Boat” submarine attraction in Arco, Idaho.
A story by Wilson Koewing, inspired by a hot pot in Dalabyggð, Iceland.
A story by Amy Barnes, inspired by a beach resort at Biankini Beach.