HYPERNOVA LIT

A Stellar Flare of Young Adult Writing and Visual Art

Category Archives: Fiction

The Weather Man

BY AMY “Dad! I’m going to school! I’ll see you later, love you!” I have an important math test today and the last thing I can think of is showing … Continue reading

November 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Let’s Dance

BY AYBALA She stared into his eyes, watching as they sizzled with intensity. Holding back a snarl, she shot him a glare. “No.” “What?” His disbelief was a mixture of … Continue reading

November 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Madness

BY SAM WALKER I was awoken by moonlight streaming through the 10 centimeter thick glass window. It made a nice change to the typical synthetic lighting of the room. I wondered why they … Continue reading

November 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

For I am the Winter

BY DEBORA MERID I saw you across the room with her wrapped around you, you shining with your striking emerald shirt, like the beautifully taunting skin of a cobra clothed … Continue reading

November 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Changing Waters

BY NINA FRIEDBERG The deep blue waves curl forward, pushing to their peak. They come barreling downward, exploding at the rocky bottom of the sand. I watch as the waves … Continue reading

November 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Thing About Life…

BY NAMS Part 1The colours which the world had yet to offer Darkness. something that has become a part of me.something that ushers in an epitome of disgust, hate and … Continue reading

November 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Price of a Second Chance

BY ERIC TANG A feather spiralled silently from the heavens, dropped by some unsuspecting avian. I never saw if it reached the ground. It would’ve been a redundant observation nevertheless. … Continue reading

November 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

What Are We Hiding?

BY YVETTE AGUILAR August 9 He hasn’t moved, or shifted his glance. I don’t think he ever will. He’s only a few feet away, but  he won’t acknowledge my presence. … Continue reading

October 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

An Infinite Abyss

BY SHREYA KHULLAR July 10, 1991 I walked to Elijah. He was wearing his signature beige trousers, harnessed by a pair of black suspenders. He sat under his cottonwood tree, … Continue reading

September 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Orphanage

BY NICK UNNIKRISHNAN I was tired and sleepy and felt like I was going to pass out. My muscles burned from exhaustion. On the dark, gloomy highway I stuck my … Continue reading

September 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Different Types of Love

BY ALEFIYA PRESSWALA People always try to define the word love, but there are so many types and forms of love, there’s no single way to say exactly what it … Continue reading

September 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Silver Ring

BY AOIFE O’CONNELL The cell smells of piss and dirt, and it reminds Dee of her old apartment. When she had moved into the abandoned building, the squatters were ubiquitous … Continue reading

September 6, 2020 · 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

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

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

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

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

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

Deaf-ying the Odds

BY KRISHALI KUMAR What the hell is in this coffee? It tastes like dirt steeped in gasoline. I knew I shouldn’t have ventured from the safe embrace of the Starbucks … Continue reading

November 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Guardian of Sorts

BY OLIVIA WATSON Time whisked carelessly away, hour by hour, as crowds of people scuttled around, sharing a similarity to ants, in every direction the eye could see, all possessing … Continue reading

October 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

When the Boy

BY MARIE ZELAYA When the boy was six, his mother tried to tell herself that her son’s frequent falls were nothing more than the awkward stage of a growth spurt. … Continue reading

September 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Day I Didn’t Die

BY SOPHIE KOSIBA Every time anything touched my skin, the searing pain reverberated across my entire body. It would always cause me to wince or sometimes scream and even more … Continue reading

August 10, 2018 · Leave a comment