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“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 […]

“Gem Shell” by Zach Vardaris

February 14, 2017 1:24pm | Zach Vardaris

“Welcome, friend.” Welcome indeed. It’s so lonely in here. This crystal prison is a nightmare. A dozen centuries, at least, it’s been here, and it’s housing for about five. And, recently, more obstacles. A ‘pretty’ glass case, and a truly ugly cavern. Why does this […]

“The Detective” by Christian Bort

February 14, 2017 1:08pm | Christian Bort

In the silence of the night, the phone rings in the distance. Funny thing is that I already know what it’s about, it’s time for work. Getting out of bed is a struggle, but there isn’t much of a choice as this point. The call […]

“The Door” by Yanhao Lin

February 14, 2017 1:07pm | Yanhao Lin

It was a strange and stormy night. I looked out the window, saw a man walked into the air, disappeared. A few moments later, he walked out with a small wool bag in hand. Is that gold? Then a little girl ran to the same […]

“When the Curtain Rises” by Lauren Hildum

February 9, 2017 1:07pm | Lauren Hildum

When the Curtain Rises         I sit in my seat in the theater, my eyes fixated on the velvet red curtain that hides the stage. The show will be starting any minute now, and the anticipation is eating away at my focus on anything else. […]

“The Artist” by Anthony Gallagher

February 8, 2017 11:52pm | Anthony Gallagher

The Artist There is a room where nought but a single ray of moonlight pierces through the dark veil of the night through the dusty window above a desk. At this desk sits a man adrift in the tumultuous sea of his mind. He frets […]

“Oasis” by Lauren Hildum

February 2, 2017 10:22pm | Lauren Hildum

Oasis The sun’s rays begin to retreat from the sky, bidding its farewell before the moon arrives. It seems that the days are becoming shorter, like an eye losing its sight with every day that goes by, and one day it will see nothing but […]

“Good Night” by Daniel Cope

February 2, 2017 3:11pm | Daniel Cope

Good Night  Finally home. I’d been working for the past… how long? Nine hours? And seeing as my sleep recently has been patchy at best, I was dead tired. When I got home I immediately tossed my coat on the floor, barely even looking where […]

“Last Second of Life” by Sean Gallagher

February 2, 2017 3:08pm | Sean Gallagher

Last Second of Life His knife penetrated my chest, sealing my fate. I could feel my blood pooling beneath me, quenching the desert sands underneath that called out so desperately for water. I answered its cries. The face before mine contorted into a wretched grin […]

“Deja Vu” by Victoria Gregg

February 1, 2017 2:58pm | Victoria Gregg

July 17th, just a normal day at the beach. It was a lovely day, 80 degrees with a breeze. I sat on the beach with my mom and  best friend Sidney. We watched my sister play in the water with some other little kids. Sidney […]

“Cars” by Elan Dimacchia

February 1, 2017 2:54pm | Elan Dimacchia

“You what!” mom said. “I’m sorry! Who are they? What type of name is Def Leppard?” Only seconds later was the bang. Debris everywhere, tires rolling into the intersection, various pieces of metal flying into the air. I couldn’t stop screaming, and my mom panicking […]

“Music” by Tyler Teel

December 7, 2016 5:47pm | Teel, Tyler

People scurry by Lives too fast too enjoy Music freezes time

“Day Dream” by Tyler Teel

December 7, 2016 5:46pm | Teel, Tyler

Grass grasping my bare feet as I walk down the hill The wind kisses my cheeks as I wind down the path I come to the edge of the high grass and my breath holds itself still Before me is a field blanketed with the […]

“Catching Up” by Stephen Trnavsky

December 5, 2016 6:16pm | Trnavsky, Stephen

Hello again How have you been Hand my that pen And I’ll draw you the queen My friend, have you not seen her She’s like a rose in june You remember the Blur You had it after noon. Come again, my friend Just stop pretending.

“Beauty is Interesting” by Heather Orosz

December 1, 2016 7:42pm | Orosz, Heather

Beauty is interesting Society tends to have certain constrictions The rules and restrictions They tend to sicken Some people who fall into these lines When opening their mouth May not be as appealing sometimes Then you meet someone Who may not be inside that box […]

“Why Are Transgenders So…” by Sam Stone

December 1, 2016 7:40pm | Stone, Sam

Why Are Transgenders So… In a conquest I venture in my doubts. I find some popular searches that lead me from my conquest for surgical answer and to ones of cis people not understanding. The top five answers I get: Sensitive Ugly Pretty Hot Annoying […]

“Flying Free” Liam Riker

December 1, 2016 2:33pm | Riker, Liam

Flying Free – Haiku Flying without care Leaves only follow the wind The wind gives freedom

“The Senators” by Liam Riker

December 1, 2016 2:33pm | Riker, Liam

“The Senators” – Sonnet The Senators scheme behind every scene, Each is a knife awaiting a victim, When together, they become a machine, They don’t see the effect of the dictum. They bicker and fight for months without end, The Senators have no sense of […]

“I Wish” by Briana Lehlbach

December 1, 2016 2:30pm | Lehlbach, Briana

I Wish I don’t want to think of all the hands that have touched you We’re you ever mine if you wanted her this much? A crushing feeling in my chest A worried heart that cannot rest I wish I could make you love me […]

“Unfound” by Caleb Waterwash-Rodriguez

December 1, 2016 2:29pm | Waterwash-Rodriguez, Caleb

Unfound Deep rooted like a tree I felt lost like an island Missing like keys Desperate for dryland Uncertainty and unease Through the door I went No rope around my waist I knew what it meant All I found was a waste Since she is […]