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“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 […]

Ode To Life by Caleigh Sheehan

November 29, 2016 3:59pm | Sheehan, Caleigh

“Ode To Life” What joy you bring, Yet what sorrow you shower, Raining down on me every so often, Yet without sorrow and sadness, Would joy mean anything at all? It would be rendered but a meaningless state, It would take the place of numbness, […]

Haiku Poem- Brandon Downing

November 29, 2016 3:58pm | Downing, Brandon

“Smile” The darkness is out But the smile on your face Illuminates night

Two Poems by Louise Figueiredo

November 28, 2016 7:47pm | Figueiredo, Louise

“The Lost Puzzle” Oh, my heart came to a crumble With the pieces scattered all around Each piece was a part of a puzzle The puzzle was all the memories in which were created The memories will never fit into what they used to be […]

“The Return” (Free Verse Poem) by Kyle Darovich

November 18, 2016 7:33pm | Kyle Darovich

I saw someone today; I could have sworn it was you. Soft brown hair and eyes that were bright blue. I knew what I saw couldn’t be true Just wish my mind wasn’t always full of it Memories we once had just keep haunting me […]

“How the Cookie Crumbles” by Anonymous Student

November 1, 2016 5:38pm | Anonymous

In a dark and distant future, a man, his wife, and their son lived under the iron grip of an oppressive government, and inhabited the space above their bakery.  They did not live there: no one lived at that time.  They moved about, had thoughts, […]

God of Hurricanes by Louise Figueiredo

November 1, 2016 12:24pm | Louise Figueiredo

God of Hurricanes He controls the weather of earth. He can make a hurricane happen without humans expecting it. He created tornados out of nowhere. He goes by the name of Adonis. He lives on the top hill next to the god of the light, […]

Fractured Fairy Tale by Max McMillen

October 26, 2016 2:45pm | Max McMillen

Rapunzel and Rampion Once upon a time, there was a wicked man who stole away two daughters from a husband and his wife. The daughters’ names were Rapunzel and Rampion. As they grew up, they became incredibly beautiful. So beautiful and so precious that the […]

“Rose Embroidery” by Max McMillen

September 29, 2016 3:35pm | Max McMillen

Rose Embroidery          She sat at the window, gazing out onto the busy, snowy, city street. On each finger of hers she scratched a bit of nail polish off. Her foot anxiously bounced up and down, up and down, up and down. the clock ticked behind […]

“Max” by Max McMillen

September 29, 2016 3:32pm | Max McMillen

Max      Who is Max? That one, over there, with bright, bright, pink hair?      Yeah, that’s Max.      But deep down, who is Max?      Max is more than pink hair deep down. Max’s soul is colored in gorgeous pinks and blues and purples.      “Max” is not just […]

Character Sketches by Nathan Hokin

September 16, 2016 6:28pm | Nathan Hokin

Character 1: Kyle Kyle is a young man in his early twenties. His background is a traumatic one that can bring a tear to even the driest eyes. His mother was ripped away from him at the age of 11. An unknown man stopped her […]

“Flaws” by Max McMillen

September 16, 2016 4:27pm | Max McMillen

Flaws She was beautiful; she was amazing; she was one of a kind. Why could she not believe it? How was it so hard for her to see? She strived for perfection, in writing and learning, and she needed perfection to get through the day. […]

A Vignette by Heather Orosz

September 13, 2016 11:18pm | Heather Orosz

I need a moment to myself. Bailing out of the room I leave our friends for while taking your car out unsure of where I’m even going. Traveling down these familiar roads I sit where you would usually be. Not so long ago we would […]

“Yellow Lights” by Sam Stone

September 13, 2016 6:28pm | Sam Stone

Yellow, the color that has been said to have links to anxiety. The color meant sickness if it was the color of your skin. My mother turned yellow before I was sent away from her. Yellow was the color of faded bruises from when my […]

“Fencing” by Liam Riker

September 9, 2016 4:12pm | Liam Riker

He slowly breathed in. These next few seconds would determine if he was truly the best. The score was 4 to 4, both only needed one more point to win. The room was loud with many spectators talking and betting on who would win. It […]