Editor’s Note

Oscar Wilde claimed that ‘the truth is rarely pure and never simple’. In an age where we can create virtual identities of our ideal selves, hide behind our screens, or, conversely, bare ourselves via blogs in the desperate hope that someone will see us and listen, it has become increasingly imperative that we question not only what others hold to be true, but also the truths that hold us.

This second issue of questions explores notions of truth, from the real motivations behind kindly acts, to finding one’s true calling, to the fine boundary that separates fiction from reality.

I hope that the stories contained within this issue invite you to question your own personal truths, and consider whether they are sources of liberation or constraint. If we strip away the stories we tell about ourselves, who are we left with? There is only one way to find out. It is heartening to see so many young writers already taking that courageous first step.

Samuel Zifchak