HYPERNOVA LIT

A Stellar Flare of Young Adult Writing and Visual Art

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

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