HYPERNOVA LIT

A Stellar Flare of Young Adult Writing and Visual Art

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

What I Learned

BY ALLY I didn’t know what I wanted before I heard it. I didn’t know it was something I was capable of wanting until then. When I was told that … Continue reading

January 19, 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

Why I Am A Feminist

BY LYNDSEY MILES Feminist is such a loaded word. Many of all genders find it to be distasteful. They believe that being a feminist means something like women want to be better than … Continue reading

October 30, 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

Three

BY ALEXANDER COPE SCENE ONE Setting: Kim and Phillip’s kitchen. KIM: Hey Phil. How was your morning? I’m just making some breakfast. Would you like some?(KIM starts to pour milk … Continue reading

September 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Empower!

BY ALINA HUSAIN What is a memory you hold close to you from when you were young? One of my first memories is of my parents being threatened with a … Continue reading

September 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

if i die in a school shooting

BY LAUREN SHEPERD if i die in a school shooting i will become a statistic my name will be forgotten and i will live forever as a number alongside thousands of … Continue reading

August 17, 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

Portrait of Dr. Gachet + two more

NATHALIE M   Portrait of Dr. Gachet, painted by Vincent Van Gogh   A straw nose struck by wanderlust, ventures from the concerned brow. Dr. Gachet, did you mind sitting … Continue reading

August 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Storm of the Heart + three more

BY CECILY LOWE   The Storm of the Heart   The darkness That masks these crystal skies Is the shadow Of he who is devine. Relentless tears fall, As lonely … Continue reading

August 4, 2018 · Leave a comment