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“Correspondence” by Lauren Hildum

February 22, 2018 11:26pm | Lauren Hildum

A small, worn envelope lies on the dusty wooden floor outside my apartment. Peering down the hallway, I find it empty and silent, vacant of any clue of who knocked on the door. I pick up the envelope anyway and retreat back into the apartment. […]

“Rosebay” by Tinie Declet

February 13, 2018 3:16pm | Tinie Declet

  It was midnight and I couldn’t sleep, the sound of the waves crashing violently on the shore keeping me company. I sat in the kitchen cutting up a few fruits to make a snack. As I was cutting into the mango my hand slipped, […]

“Little Strange Beast” Criztiana Brown

February 7, 2018 7:49pm | Criztiana Brown

    All Timothy ever wanted was to be a normal boy. But normal is such an impossible thing.     Everything changed on the tenth year of his life. His mother had always warned him that one day, he would be as powerful as his grandfather. […]

“Prisoners” by Lauren Hildum

February 7, 2018 6:17pm | Lauren Hildum

They must be running out of bullets. Why else would they lock two soldiers of opposing sides in the same prison cell? They’re hoping we’ll execute each other so they don’t have to waste time. I’d rather take the bullets. I lean against the wall, […]

“War Zone or Home” by Leyla Umarova

February 5, 2018 3:48pm | Leyla Umarova

Here I am. Is this home or war? I am not sure. Here it is coming again into my silent peaceful home. Boom houses crashing down. People screaming for help from ones that can’t even help themselves.  Is it where we belong or where we […]

“A Childhood Home” by Lah Nay Htoo

January 30, 2018 2:54pm | Lah Htoo

  In Karen, Lah nay htoo means moon,get, and gold. In American it has no meaning other than number two which is good I guess. My mother chose this name because it reminded her of when the Burmese Army try to kill her at night […]

Vignette by Katelyn Abraham

January 29, 2018 7:38pm | Katelyn Abraham

While my brother and his friend were out swimming in the cool ocean, I was struggling to move my feet from their place in the hot white sand. The sun’s rays were beating down on the areas my bathing suit didn’t cover on my back […]

“A Divergent Life” by Dania Amra

January 26, 2018 5:19pm | Dania Amra

There stood a 16 year old girl gazing at the sky with its mystery colors. Red, pink, purple, orange, yellow, and brown all mixed together to make the picture perfect landscape. I yearned for a divergent life, nothing but hurt, agony, and grief infused my […]

“An Emotion” by Semra Dervisevic

January 26, 2018 5:18pm | Semra Dervisevic

Knees are trembling. Feet are tapping. Stomach is growling. Nerves are burgeoning. This is the average day for “Nervous”, facing one barrier after the next. His fingernails are down to the core (thankfully he has not resorted to his toenails yet). He is always there, […]

“A Thousand Mistakes” by Lauren Hildum

January 19, 2018 7:45pm | Lauren Hildum

  A legion of rusting stairs spiral above me, intimidating and daunting. With one deep breath I begin the journey up, each stair screeching in protest when disturbed. No lights are here to guide me, just the rail my hand brushes over as I climb, […]

“Drowning in the Golden Sea” by Criztiana Brown

January 19, 2018 7:44pm | Criztiana Brown

     It is winter in Italy. I stand in the warmth of my mother’s wool blanket, watching in silence as delicate flakes of snow fall from the grey and gloomy sky. It reminds me of death. It is so strange being here in Florence as […]

“A Portata Di Mano” by Haley Schultz

December 1, 2017 2:08pm | Haley Schultz

I once met the sun– Its surface a brilliant hue of burning reds, oranges, and yellows that flamed against a silent, motionless, sleeping, night sky. Its size so encapsulating I yearned to embrace its surface.   I met the sun, and I couldn’t tear my […]

“Singing for Jupiter” by Haley Schultz

December 1, 2017 2:05pm | Haley Schultz

Sun flowed into the two windows like a flower’s stem breaking through the ground for the first time. The sun wasn’t invading here, no, it was welcomed. The room accepted it as gladly as the earth accepts a new tree. This sunlight looked around the […]

“The Sailor” by Jack Wynn

November 30, 2017 3:44pm | Jack Wynn

My lady death and darkness She has come unto me To speak of trite misfortune As we travel oe’r the sea The Ocean grey and listless The whole world pale and still The sea knows she has wronged me And she cannot break my will […]

“Chronic Guessing” by Jack wynn

November 30, 2017 3:42pm | Jack Wynn

I’ve been in a lot of pain lately I guess It’s not a big deal to most of you But it’s big deal to me I guess For obvious reasons I get tired From being sick I guess My back hurts My legs hurt Just […]

“Winter” by Criztiana Brown

November 30, 2017 2:58pm | Criztiana Brown

The echo of the wolf song makes the night a symphony, I stand alone in the december frost for what seems an eternity. I close my eyes to reminisce on our passion, Picking up the broken pieces, ghostly and ashen. It is but a tragedy […]

“Ghost” by Criztiana Brown

November 30, 2017 2:57pm | Criztiana Brown

There and gone in just a moment, a phantom in disguise, I wonder if you were even there, am I losing my mind? Sweet and deadly, honey and poison, That was all you ever were, Yet I couldn’t bring myself to say goodbye, it was […]

“Friends” by Skye Maley

November 30, 2017 2:53pm | Skye Maley

I find you down to earth, So in touch with your thoughts. You’re always thinking of things That I, myself would have never thought of.   With my mind wandering Trying to find a way. I try to talk to you, But something stupid always […]


November 2, 2017 1:59pm | Halina Dreger

I open my eyes to Sunday morning sunlight dripping through the windows, collecting on my bedroom’s wooden floor like a pool of honey. Outside, trees sway gently in the breeze, their branches flailing like arms reaching out for one another. A bird glides gently over […]

“Carnival” by Haley Schultz

October 6, 2017 7:05pm | Haley Schultz

  My hands were placed lightly on the wheel so I didn’t appear to be the crazy mom who holds onto her steering wheel for dear life. There was no one in my car except for Abby, my daughter, and the newest addition to the […]

“Carnival” by Destiny Koestler-Blondeaux

October 6, 2017 7:03pm | Destiny Koestler-Blondeaux

The car ride was long and boring. I couldn’t wait to get to the Carnival. My mom kept blabbering the whole way there. I don’t even know what she was saying. I was staring out the window because there’s nothing much I can do considering […]

“Carnival” by Alex Larson

October 6, 2017 7:02pm | Alex Larson

  8am. My alarm goes off and I don’t want to get up ,but My boyfriend ,Mark, yanks me out of bed with breakfast ready before he has to go to work. “Babe come on eat, then I have to drop you off and then […]

“The Journey” by Usha Baniya

October 6, 2017 1:24pm | Usha Baniya

“True police officer fights, not because he hates what’s in front of him …. Because he love who stand behind him.”   I am John. I am 26 years old. I live in a town called Jarrow.I am friendly person when I’m calm. I am […]

“The Journey” Umesh Biswa

October 6, 2017 1:11pm | Umesh Biswa

  “Sometimes being a brother is even better than a being a superhero.” My story begins at the other side of the country. I used to have a small and beautiful family. I have twin brother. My parents named us Jacob and Joseph. I was […]

“The Journey” by Donia Amra

October 6, 2017 1:09pm | Donia Amra

      “Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.” Our story beings at the other side of the country. Two brothers who ran away from home because of an abusive and cruel environment. They found themselves in an orphanage, scared and weak, […]

“Lagoon” by Destiny Koestler-Blondeaux

September 29, 2017 1:10pm | Destiny Koestler-Blondeaux

  My name is Sarah, and I am 15 years old. I have brown hair and green eyes. I consider myself skinny, and I am 5’3. I am the only child which can be boring sometimes but I like it. My mom had died when […]

“Oak Creek” by Alexander Gerakis

September 25, 2017 9:17pm | Alexander Gerakis

The alarm next to Connor’s bed wailed. Connor rolled onto his right side to take a look at it through tired eyes. It read 7:05, panic now rang in his mind. How had he been so careless was the next thought to burst into his […]

“Useful Grey” by Haley Schultz

September 25, 2017 9:16pm | Haley Schultz

  She sat at her desk and looked at the documents in front of her. The papers closer to the top were building permits for downtown Seattle. Just below these permits was a large blue paper that took up a majority of the desk. It […]

Character Sketches and Dialogue by Aaron Kerney

September 18, 2017 6:33pm | Aaron Kerney

John is a car dealership owner. At 28 years old he made two millions dollars. John knows he can get more money. John tries everything to get a couple more dollars. He thinks that he needs money to be happy. He owns ten car dealerships […]

Character Sketches and Dialogue by Miranda Larimer

September 18, 2017 6:31pm | Miranda Larimer

Amber Amber is a recovering druggy. At the age of 29, she finally got her life on track. She had been abusing alcohol and ecstasy for more than five years. She recently got out of rehab. Since then she has been working at the animal […]

Character Sketches and Dialogue Practice by Haley Schultz

September 15, 2017 2:03pm | Haley Schultz

Character 1 Calliope isn’t like most girls; she’s herself. Calliope isn’t considered odd or strange; she’s just irrevocably herself, and doesn’t fall victim to societal conventions or restrictions. She is 5’6 and is happy that she is neither taller or shorter. Her hair is large, […]

“Fall” by Monica Ramos

September 11, 2017 2:50pm | Monica Ramos

It was fall. The leaves were all sorts of yellows, oranges, and reds. I don’t like the cold and I really don’t like walking in it either, but today I don’t mind. It’s a good day and fall is my favorite season. Everyone is seems […]

“The Concert” by Ryan Sheppard

September 11, 2017 2:38pm | Ryan Sheppard

Everyone is scrambling, they are running late. The show starts at 9:00 PM and it’s already 8:40. Nothing is ready. The stage manager is yelling demands and instruction in every direction, I’m surprised he’s not dizzy. Everyone on stage is dressed in all black pants […]

Untitled Vignette by Jack Wynn

September 8, 2017 3:45pm | Jack Wynn

It was winter in the southern mountains, and the world was barely awake when Jimmy and Richard hopped out of the rusty pickup. The drive had been an hour and a half, through Tennessee’s one lane dirt roads. Jimmy had slept while Richard drove, as […]

“Love” by Caittie Harrison

September 8, 2017 3:44pm | Cattie Harrison

Love is a funny thing. It’s the only thing in life that is scary and painful and wild, but yet everyone strives for it. Love is a rollercoaster. A rollercoaster that has fallen off it’s tracks and is flying in whatever direction, at whatever speed […]

“The Man with the Watermelon Hat” by Anonymous

September 8, 2017 3:42pm | Anonymous student

Whenever the man with the watermelon hat heard people cry for help, he knew what he had to do. He would find the same piece of rotting, stinking fruit that he puts on everyday, and squishes it onto his head. Then he finds the glasses […]

“First Day of High School” by MacKenzie Sargent

September 8, 2017 3:40pm | MacKenzie Sargent

I remember the first day of high school ever. I was walking in, overheating because of the sun rays on my skin when I walked to school. It was a beautiful day, not one single cloud in the sky. I remember thinking, why do I […]

“Rapunzel” by Lauren Hildum

April 11, 2017 2:02pm | Lauren Hildum

  Rapunzel’s parents were quite careless when she wasn’t yet born. They had no money, and resorted to robbing food from an old woman’s grocery store every evening, for Rapunzel’s mother suffered from cravings she could not afford during her pregnancy. After many successful robberies, […]

“Summer” by Yanhao Lin

April 7, 2017 12:10pm | Yinhao Lin

Summer The summer was hot, We were thirst for some juicy blood. The smell of ripe mangos passed through our nostril. It was time to feed our thirty stomach.   The garden was greenful, with golden fruits. We climbed over the wall. We were hungry […]

“The Sun Lost” by Yanhao Lin

April 7, 2017 12:09pm | Yanhao Lin

The Sun, lost. Everything is dark, I couldn’t find a form of my spirit. The Sun, lost every little life on the planet. I couldn’t see new lives. The Sun, lost in the dark. Once we had a sun that gives warmth and life to […]

“Found” by Louise Figueiredo

April 7, 2017 12:07pm | Louise Figueiredo

Past the barn, past the warm-ridden apple trees Past the smell of fright, past the shadows of darkness Is the magic to which I have envisioned for so many years That one spot that was never reached but is now touched This place is hard […]

“Innocent” by Brandon Downing

March 22, 2017 12:33pm | Brandon Downing

John O’Leary was in jail, waiting to be transferred to prison. It had been two weeks since his arrest. He tried to downplay the situation and pretend like everything was going to be okay, and that justice was going to be made. Nothing was going […]

“Casinos” by Louise Figueirido

March 21, 2017 4:14pm | Louise Figueirido

My life used to be filled with greatness. I had a beautiful wife, two kids, a house, a good paying job. I had everything I could ever have asked for. This all change the day I went to the local casino with a couple of […]

“Face Paint” by Lauren Hildum

March 21, 2017 4:12pm | Lauren Hildum

I’ve been pacing back and forth in my kitchen for over an hour. Moonlight pours in through the glass doors, the only thing keeping me from tripping over my cat that swarms my feet with concern. I keep rethinking the past few days’ events, trying […]

“Dummy” by Isabel (Danni) Ostrowski

March 20, 2017 12:15pm | Isabel Ostrowski

Of the few women Buford knew, Greyley Bereksohn had to be the most enigmatic. Greyley, a gifted young surgeon, was soft spoken, standoffish and rail thin, and only left her house for the hospital. She was disarmingly beautiful, with two tone hair and dark eyes, […]

“The Telemarketer” by Caleigh Sheehan

March 8, 2017 2:09pm | Caleigh Sheehan

A shrill ring pierced the thick silence of the empty Sunday morning. Jon, a man of 23, particularly lackluster and average in every way, sprinted to the phone with a newborn enthusiasm for life. Something that his high school sweetheart Angelica had never seen before. […]

“Rose Embroidery” by Angel Snitzer

March 8, 2017 1:16pm | Angel Snitzer

“What does this nonsense mean?!” Agent Janice exclaimed as she threw down a stack of papers written in a made-up secret language that were supposed to help solve a murder case. Genius work, she thought to herself, but there has to be some sort of […]

“The Knight” by Yanhao Lin

March 3, 2017 1:22pm | Yanhao Lin

I have been locked up in a room on the island for two years. They said I am the Crown Prince of Doxia family, but they locked me in a room. Although I regained my memories, I just want to be a normal traveler that […]

“Absent Character” by Victoria Gregg

March 2, 2017 2:30pm | Victoria Gregg

  “Jade! Jade!” “What mom?” “Where is Leah? I can’t find her?!” “I don’t know, I thought she was with you.” I look out my window to see if my younger sister was in the backyard. “She’s not in the back mom!” “Where is she!? […]

“Greenhouse” by Caleb Waterwash

February 28, 2017 2:44pm | Caleb Waterwash

Greenhouse   She prefers to be at work over home. She needs to be here over home. Anywhere but home would suffice, but work is the best. It is always so quiet in the greenhouse, in comparison to the shouting and rustling of home. It […]