HYPERNOVA LIT

A Stellar Flare of Young Adult Writing and Visual Art

Author Archives: Bryan Lindsey

Small Like Grain

BY AMY LIU Did you know that peoples flocked to our homeland, small like grain? They brought their moms & dads & children to this dreamland, small like grain. Oceans … Continue reading

August 30, 2020 · 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

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

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

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

Alone and Where It All Began

BY GABRIELA RODRIGUEZ Alone Driving alone my eyes on the road. An endless trail of snow makes me feel all alone. I can’t help but remember that cold night in … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Wishing Upon a Midnight Star and a Story

BY RILEY VILLONE Stars flying past, Moving onward fast, A wish I’d like to make, But it’s a silly thing to partake. My dreams still gnawing at me inside, Wishing … Continue reading

May 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Horrors of the Past

BY SARA HOLDEN I am silent these days, though I used to be loud. I can still taste the sunshine like it had just washed over me moments ago, while … Continue reading

April 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

I Am a Woman

BY STEPHANIE CHRISTIE You complimented my kindness, my ambition, And left me hopeful for this romantic ignition. I was infatuated with your heart, your mind and your soul, You made … Continue reading

April 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Melanin Queen

BY AMBER JACKSON Melanin Queen Do not let them tell you what to do For it is your body, And you choose what to debut Melanin Queen Do not be … Continue reading

April 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

She Is

BY NICHOLAS LARIVIERE “She is… a suffering, whirling, phantasm of blood, staining the sky a thousand effervescent shades of violet. Bruised purples and anguished oranges stretch luxuriously from the radiant … Continue reading

April 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ultimate Price, Reality, Countdown

BY VIOLET VAN FLEET Ultimate Price Save me from this. It hurts, The way this emptiness burns within me. Counting down these infinite days, Until I shall see my beloved … Continue reading

April 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Reality & Viva la Révolution

BY ELIZA MAHON Reality Life Hope Light I try to hold on It slips It falls Down Down Down Darkness tries to suffocate it It cries out Help me Help … Continue reading

April 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Negative Space

BY EMILY BURKE Emma looked at her plate. Full. It had exactly 15 green beans, 5 ounces of chicken, and 2 scoops of mashed potatoes exactly. Even though she had … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Love

BY MALIYA BROOKS SIGHT – Love looks the way a bare bush decorated in winter frost looks. It looks like a twig engulfed in an icy coating. It looks like … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Grappling With Questions

BY CATHERINE O’CONNOR The world is so overwhelming I often wonder why we question. In fact, that first statement perfectly captures my frustration. There seems to be no way to … Continue reading

March 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Those Red Shoes

BY ELIDA ROSKAMP I open my eyes and the landscape around me looks strangely familiar, but I’m not sure from where though. I see a small village off to my … Continue reading

March 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Shower

BY ZOE PASKEWICZ a flick of the wrist, and the water turns on like the electrons fired on in his head or at least the idiot ones did valves of … Continue reading

February 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Insatiable Pacific

BY GREGORY HIRSCH The love between Angelina and George was never to abate. George was not new to the feeling of love but ignorant when he felt it for another … Continue reading

February 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Its Presence

BY ANUSHRI KULKARNI I struggled. Thrashing at the ropes, I attempted to get up, but every bruise on my broken body was throbbing with pain. It had been two days. … Continue reading

January 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Leave No Trace

BY ELENA HAZZARD My snowshoes flattened the sheets of snow beneath me and I could hear Abby and Ray laughing behind me, trudging along past the green trees dusted with … Continue reading

January 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Her Mind’s Eye

BY ALEX MESSINA She had no name, no voice. The world had no recollection of the little girl with the big, brown eyes. They saw her as the girl with … Continue reading

December 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Everything Will Be Alright

BY YUQING KARA LIU January 2059 Her lifeless stare bore a hole in me. My mother was gone, destroyed by the man-made creation that I thought was supposed to bring her … Continue reading

December 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Red is My Favorite Color

BY ELLA SHACKELFORD I honestly didn’t realize how hard it would be to get blood out of overalls until I was doing it myself. Especially white overalls. Charlie once told me … Continue reading

November 21, 2018 · Leave a comment