As our semester is reaching its crux, Inkwell Literary Magazine is proud to present a sneak peek at our April issue, "Escapism."

Escapism: habitual diversion of the mind to purely imaginative activity or entertainment as an escape from reality or routine.

We want to look at the dangers and the benefits of of escaping your circumstances. We're proud to present the latest piece from one of our long-time creative nonfiction writers, Hannah Zellers. We hope you enjoy her work, "A Turtle's Life for Me."

A Turtle’s Life for Me
The turtle tank gurgled softly in the corner of the classroom. I watched the turtle heads poke up for air before ducking back under the water. My seven-year-old self wanted to go swimming. I fiddled with a long, thin piece of wood that had marks and numbers evenly spaced along the edge. What had Mom…

Remember to get your submissions in for "Escapism" by April 13th. You can email submissions to Be on the lookout for the release of the full issue on April 16th.

"No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." - 1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV