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“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 […]