HYPERNOVA LIT

A Stellar Flare of Young Adult Writing and Visual Art

Amongst the Stars

BY JENNY CHEN The girl who gave me the universe In pale hands splattered with speckles of orange Her eyes mirrored the blue painted into the sky at 7 pm … Continue reading

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How to Label Yourself

BY ABIGAIL FISHER In the Style of Lorrie Moore 2018. Your history class learns about the Stonewall Riots. Pretend you’ve never heard of the event. Ask enough questions to show … Continue reading

August 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Finding Yourself Fading Away

BY LAYA REDDY I was always sitting on the outer edge of the group A lone meteor in weak orbit I had no words that could get their gravity to  … Continue reading

August 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Mirror

BY ELISE BALDEMORE The mirror So prim and proper, Held the ghastly reflection Of a young girl Within its very glass. Captivating her She stared long and hard, Not able … Continue reading

July 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

I Guess I’m Kind of Liberal

BY MACY PERRINE The thing about wearing a feminist shirt to school is that I live in Wisconsin. We’re not technically conservative, but we are also not California. The only … Continue reading

July 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Shards

BY SRUTHI KALAVACHERLA broken and hurt used trapped in her nightmare. long nights, dirty money a wench to their desires they say there is no varnish to protect her from … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Maybe I Hate Your Poetry

BY LILLY SABELLA Maybe I hate your poetry and maybe I hope you drown in your metaphors if you’d step away from your word of black microphones and spotlights dressed … Continue reading

July 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Little Girl Made of Mirrors

BY HALEY HIBSMAN She struts shamelessly Why shouldn’t she She is flawless Every person’s dream But like us all she has a flaw She is made of mirrors She reflects … Continue reading

July 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Place With You

BY: GRACE FEELEY “Happiness is only real when shared.” -​Christopher McCandless Dear You, I went to the place we used to love today. I let myself relax in the cool … Continue reading

July 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Self Harm

BY: BELLA RAY There is always sadness, it’s always dark, A slight relief while I make these marks. Blood blooms bright with every gash, My world comes down with a … Continue reading

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Godmother Wrapped in a Hurricane

BY: NATALIE SERRAG I You can see her leaning over the rotten wood beams. She is barefoot Her lips sit in a frown the way that Storm clouds sit in … Continue reading

July 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Perspective

BY MAYA GOWDA I arrive, attended and measured with disgust By myself with people all around They​ aren’t looking at me but looking with me Trying to harm its way … Continue reading

July 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Released

BY ALEXANDRA MAXIME ADAMS She could hear the​ ticks​ and ​tocks ​punching into the air, pummeled from the smiley face clock, yellow and maddening, that was nailed against the wall … Continue reading

July 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Seaweed on the Ocean Floor

BY SUMMER LIU Yujia swayed in the cramped subway like a string of seaweed on the ocean floor. The crowd pushed against her in all directions possible, that she neither … Continue reading

July 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

In My Head

BY KEYA SHAH I drive my bruised fingers and short clipped nails deep into my palm, slowly drawing in big gulps of the musty summer air.  I’m counting to ten, … Continue reading

July 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bones, a Lantern, and a Future

BY NICOLE WHITSELL The second I am outside, The cold wind pierces my ears And my eyes And my cheeks. Every step away is bliss. My soul, Lighter than air, … Continue reading

July 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

I Want to Make a Change

BY MARIJA NIKOLIC How often do you hear look up, hold up, get up, go up? All these words have something in common, and I am pretty sure you can … Continue reading

June 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

I’ve Got Fangs Now

BY MAKAYLA JENNINGS The city street is their territory And we are their prey. I used to not mind it so much. Their stares. And their piercing howls. In fact … Continue reading

June 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Help and Terrified

BY EUNICE ZELAYA Help I can’t breathe It’s like I’m being held back I feel weak As if all my strength has been drained and taken away I’m so exhausted … Continue reading

June 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Carrot Farm

BY LUCY McMAHON The boy in the handmade straw hat is sitting in the middle of the carrot field but he does not look happy. Instead, his face is one of … Continue reading

June 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Untitled

BY LIYA FOUCHE To you I’m only a body, something to temporarily hold your interest, you can make me feel so nonexistent. The way you distance yourself when things become … Continue reading

June 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Into the Storm

BY MADISON DYE Family is very important. The people that make up our family are the people that help make up who we are. In my family, we have always … Continue reading

June 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Requiem XII

BY RACHEL DAI we trade stories into the night often on this swing set, like a pendulum. yesterday it was biff loman. today it is atlas: it began the day … Continue reading

June 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Truly Open Your Eyes

BY CHLOE KIM Looking around, I can see people Going about with their daily lives. Some look as if they don’t have a care in the world, Others look as … Continue reading

June 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Freshman and Three Other Poems

BY OTOO SEBASTIAN ANNAN The Freshman This new person wants to start anew He doesn’t seem like himself anymore She feels so scared He has never been there before She … Continue reading

June 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Fat or Fiction: A Girl’s Journey To Find Herself

BY DANIELLE CONNOLLY Binge-Eating Rummaging through the barren pantry, I looked for something, anything, I could cram down my throat. Hot tears were welling up in my eyes as I … Continue reading

June 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dear Uncle

BY MORGAN In your hospital bed,I see you dying,In your eyes I see you smiling,Like I’m the only person,There with you,I hear the doctors talk in hushed voices,Exchanging facts,I hear … Continue reading

June 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Butterflies

BY JOURNEY DIXON Explainable feeling Forever in sorrow I’m weeping, You’ve only felt pain inside All your butterflies having died. Screaming to the heavens Please put down your weapons, They’re … Continue reading

June 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Eighty Cents

BY MEGAN HORSTHUIS I am standing at my podium. I am relaxed, loose even, my breathing is regular and my body is still. I reach for my notebook, and feel … Continue reading

May 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

An Ode to You

BY MICAELA FRANCIS The smell of your cologne, The sound of your voice, The smile that graced your face, It’s all I truly want. Your presence made everything make sense. … Continue reading

May 18, 2019 · Leave a comment