Trophy Hunters

I just want to start out by saying fuck trophy hunters. I’m all for hunting, and I don’t hate the second amendment, but when it comes to trophy hunting, I’m 100 percent against it. There’s absolutely no reason to take pride in shooting beautiful animals for the sake of shooting them, to boost your ego,…

Paranoid

Before I show you this post, I just want to give you guys some good news. A couple of days ago, the founder of Feedspot reached out to me to let me know that I was included on his list of Top 50 Fiction Blogs. When I first started this blog, I had zero expectations…

Guest Post: Poet At Work

It’s been a while since I’ve had a guest post, so I’m extra excited to have one for you today. The purpose of Come and Go Literary is to highlight works of social justice and political activism, but there’s more room for other themes in the blog. This poem focuses on the art of writing,…

Natural State

I wrote this poem in honor of fall and #nationalpoetryday. I wanted to post something a lot sooner, but I had a really rough creative day. I’m spending a lot of brain power writing for work and for my own separate projects, so there’s not much left in the tank at the end of the…

If She Was Your Daughter

I was debating whether or not to make this a political story, but these past few days have made me realize that these kinds of scenarios are being politicized whether we want them to or not. The Kavanaugh hearings were not the first time Republicans have turned a man into a victim while ignoring the…

Don’t Forget

New Yorkers are going to the polls again tomorrow for another Democratic primary. This time, it’s for governor. I’m honestly torn between Nixon and Cuomo. I don’t really trust anyone with the last name Nixon, but that’s childish and I have no direct connection to Richard. I also don’t like the idea of inexperienced actors…

Learning How to See

After I’m finished reading Kafka’s collection of short stories, I’m going to jump into Herodotus. I’ve always been obsessed with the ancient world. Currently, I’m watching Troy on Netflix, and I’m really into the mythology behind all their actions. I would absolutely love to write like Homer or Virgil and tell great tales of our…

Spain

This is a flash fiction/borderline-microfiction piece based on a real restaurant with some real facts about my family thrown in. My dad did, in fact, take his dad to this restaurant, but I’ve never stepped foot in the place. I’ve heard great things about it and I’d love to make my way over at some…

Guest Post: Haikus by Benedette Palazzola

I haven’t had one of these in a while so I’m really glad to let you all know that this is a really powerful guest post by an extremely talented writer, Benedette Palazzola. These three haikus are meant to be read as a single unit, covering social justice and animal welfare. Animal rights and welfare…

Another Cup

I’ve had two cups of coffee today and I’m sure I’m going to have another one soon. It’s just one of those days. But that’s okay. I love coffee and I love writing about coffee. I wrote this poem a while ago in my journal, but never thought to put it on the blog. Tell…