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Hypertext High School Writers Contest, Honorable Mention: Angel Lopez

Time Seems to Slow By Angel Lopez There were six crosswalks: four to connect the streets and two that ran diagonally from one street corner to the other to make … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hypertext High School Writers Contest, Honorable Mention: Citlalli Lugo

Slowly Sinking Into Darkness By Citlalli Lugo She was slowly sinking into the deepest pits of the ocean. The once light filled water is now becoming darker. The ice cold … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hypertext High School Writers Contest, Honorable Mention: Jayy Prather

Dreamscape By Jayy Prather The Moon The girl with the moon kissed purple hair and the sun caressed pale, white skin. She’s been thrown in the loony bin for unspeakable … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

1st Place Fiction, Hypertext High School Writers Contest: Shannon Sommers

Vanilla Summer by Shannon Sommers Paige’s heart beats under the Hamptons sky like trembling hands against a wooden table. She remembers this feeling during the year, when something makes her … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

2nd Place Fiction, Hypertext High School Writers Contest: Emily Yin

It’s All in the Family by Emily Yin Lucy inhaled and forgot to exhale. Lucy carried words in her mouth, stillborn, and never noticed the blood. Lucy watched people leave … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

3rd Place Fiction, Hypertext High School Writers Contest: Dahlia Marcia

Five Feet from the Door by Dahlia Marcia There was a little house in the middle of nowhere.  It was two stories high and made of lovely red bricks with … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pen Pals

  BY ZINDZI LUCAS Dear Elijah, My name is Jess, short for Jessica . My entire family is from Hollywood, including myself. We used to move every two years because … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Groundsky

BY ZACHARY HOEHN Black. All I can see is black while I feel my bones pulling and pushing outside of my skin. The faint glint of iron and silver shine … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

About Me and You

BY CHEYA WASHINGTON The streets were tucked into bed with a blanket of white snow, but that didn’t stop the anxiety from pumping through your veins. You were walking down … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Painting

BY MICHAEL GLENN Smashing into the dorm room flinging the calendar and all its notes across the perfectly clean carpet, I threw my bags towards the desk and collapsed upon … Continue reading

April 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Belle and Christian

BY CLAIRE SEYMOUR His name is Christian, which I guess is ironic because he fucks girls like it’s a sport and wears black t-shirts over his prominent rib cage every … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Zeitmaschine

BY MICHAEL LENART In 2022, we were able to find a cure for cancer. Millions of lives were saved, and we were eventually able to wipe it out completely. After … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Between Dead Worlds

BY CONNIE GUO Past certain concealed glass doors of a shopping center there are staircases and elevators that take you up to the second floor lobby of battered, sun-bleached buildings, … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Drip by Drip

BY ERIC ARAGON “Papers, papers, papers… shit!” He threw everything everywhere in frustration. “What’s wrong?” his secretary asked in annoyance. It wasn’t the first time this happened since the incident … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Falling from Grace

BY MICHAEL CRECCO I didn’t even feel myself hit the ground. My headstone reads, “Here lays Connor Grayley, A blessed spirit who was never meant for this world.”  When I … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

White Hearted Child (An Excerpt)

BY CLAUDIA CASANOVA [This work is excerpted from an ongoing story that takes place in a fully created alternate world. The inhabitants of this world are articulate, cat-like creatures operating within a … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chicago City of Learning Young Author Playlist: SEEKING REVENGE

The following work is the result of an eight-week collaboration with The Chicago City of Learning Young Author Playlist and Hypertext Studio Writing Center. An excerpt of this piece is also featured … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Chicago City of Learning Young Author Playlist: BREAK OUT

The following work is the result of an eight-week collaboration with The Chicago City of Learning Young Author Playlist and Hypertext Studio Writing Center. An excerpt of this work is … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Chicago City of Learning Young Author Playlist: DEAR BROTHER

The following work is the result of an eight-week collaboration with The Chicago City of Learning Young Author Playlist and Hypertext Studio Writing Center. An excerpt of this piece is … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Lapis Lazuli

BY BLAINE FINSTEIN In The Beginning On the first day, God created the heavens and the earth. He saw the darkness over the land and said, “Let there be light,” … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment