Campsis Hearts

“My magic is weak today,” I say glumly, snapping my fingers at the trumpet vine on the wall. “See? Nothing. No new tendrils…”

“Have you considered maybe she’s full?”


“Of magic? That she doesn’t need anymore?”

“She’s not a gas tank. There’s always more room.”

“Just because there’s more room doesn’t mean it needs to be filled.”

Olivia Germann is a 23-year-old writer from Chicago, currently residing in Newport News, Virginia. She is a queer artist, choosing to spread her work across genres and platforms. At present, she is an MFA student at National University and has been previously published by Helen Literary Journal and Turnpike Magazine, among others. It is her goal is to make her art accessible and expressible both on and off of the page for all audiences.