HYPERNOVA LIT

A Stellar Flare of Young Adult Writing and Visual Art

blue…

BY LAURA CUNNINGHAM one, i love you, two i cannot help this hope, the geese spill the season from the river, you don’t look up you just stay squinting and … Continue reading

July 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

House Renovations to Personal Changes

BY KATHRYN COURT My Grandma Kaye is a pretty cool person. She has bright red hair and always wears festive clothes to match whatever event is taking place. Whether it … Continue reading

July 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why?

BY RYLEE KUHN Why does everyone hate me? What did I do? I look through the window at everyone else and all I see is beauty. I can’t tell them, … Continue reading

July 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Momma Always Told Me: You can sleep when you are dead

BY KYANNE SKELTON She is a little woman — little, but her coat, cut for a man, hides the ripple of muscle underneath. Her mouth is open, head tipped back … Continue reading

July 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Black Lives Matter

by Nina Shepherd “Black lives matter,” Well, I have to admit. The first time I heard these words I thought they were silly. I couldn’t believe that after all these … Continue reading

January 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Like a Library Book

BY LINDSEY STAUB The beat-up, red Nissan jolted to a stop in one of the parking spaces in the practically empty lot. I turned off the ignition and stared out … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Suburbia

BY KAI SHERWIN The click-clack of the uneven highway is loud. Really loud. The noise seems endless, so to pass the time, I begin counting the sounds. Forty-five, forty-six, forty-seven…With … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fading

BY KAI SHERWIN   I’ve heard tales of a statue. Once the grandest in all the world. Crafted by the finest laborers, with the strongest stones from Myanmar, Now it … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

11:25

BY KATELYNN KARNER The bell still rang at 11:25. Lying there in front of the east wing, Ansley could see her old freshmen year locker from the distance and, for … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

nobody wonders nor asks if the streets hide a wood + Two More

BY PATRICIA TANG   nobody wonders nor asks if the streets hide a wood   nobody wonders nor asks if the streets hide a wood− maybe the asphalt is a … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Holly

BY TONY LEE I took the silver platter and slowly unveiled a quadruple-layered cake. The family was gathered around the mahogany table, and the reunion was as high-end as it … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Oz

BY TONY LEE The witch extended a wrinkled hand towards the ladle in her cauldron. With a magician’s flourish and pride, she violently stirred the boiling concoction. The tin man, … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Nights and Days Without You, Brother + One More

BY TAYLOR BURGIN   Nights and days without you, brother   I must learn to be careful— and what I mean is it’s the absence of you that matters,   … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Slink

BY PARISA THEPMANKORN About the Author Parisa Thepmankorn is a 17 year old writer from a small town in New Jersey. She writes to not only express herself but to … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pancake Batter Lips

BY ZOE NELMS   It’s not easy loving a loser like Johnny His goatee looks like coffee stains on stubbly skin and he talks funny, walks funny, acts funny when … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cucumber Gardens

BY ZOE NELMS There was a little boy lying in the cucumber garden. He was naked, joints stitched with black sewing thread like a rag doll, and his bald head … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Islamic Struggles

BY EMILY GARROWAY   Mass shootings in twenty fifteen left hundreds dead. ISIS is to blame; at least that’s what many said. It started with Charlie Hebdo earlier this year, little did Parisians know … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

65 m.y.a. + Three More

BY ISABELLA TURCINOVIC 65 m.y.a.   Light comes to catch wing arthritic ends hardened similar to  Pachycephalosaur. Crown for the reptile a head ever-changing, no three species. Ditto for Triceratops. … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hypertext High School Writers Contest, Honorable Mention: Mia Brown

It Was Just a Game By Mia Brown “Did he ever touch you?” The question crawled out of my mouth like a brave child curious of the world. He chuckled, … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hypertext High School Writers Contest, Honorable Mention: Miya Bruce

Garden By Miya Bruce Sitting in the dewy grass on a still Saturday morning, I breathe in the fresh, cold air allowing it to tickle the hairs in my nose. … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 Creative Nonfiction, Hypertext High School Writers Contest: Parisa Thepmankorn

Obsidian by Parisa Thepmankorn I find darkness with its mouth open, expanding. All sorts of thick, musky perfumes leaking from the crevices between its teeth. I had just cracked the … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

2nd Place Creative Nonfiction, Hypertext High School Writers Contest: Jhett Myers

Life in Little Forest Hills by Jhett Myers Couches are for Sitting: Growing up in the Neighborhood The hoodrat children would flock to the alley every day. It didn’t matter … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

3rd Place Creative Nonfiction, Hypertext High School Writers Contest: Judy Luo

Not an ABC Fat Camp by Judy Luo In my eight years of Kung Fu training, I have always enjoyed the attention. After a performance, the audience would clamor, “She’s … Continue reading

October 16, 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

Skin

  by Jay Cruz Writer’s Statement:  I created this piece when I began to address my dysphoria; it was my way of laying it all out on the table and realize … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · Leave a comment