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Lost to the Ghosts

BY SUHANEE MITRAGOTRI lost to the ghostsshe longs for cranes to carry her to the landof her mother where golden soil fillsabandoned stomachs like wild rice andwhere stars litter the … Continue reading

March 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Abyss

BY JANYA BHASKAR I open my eyes. My breath mists as I exhale. I sit up, and look around. I’m in the middle of avast snowfield, white and unending. I … Continue reading

March 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thoughts in the Dark

BY TRINI FENG I was afraid of the moon. This much I knew. Every night, I drew the curtains and shoved my closet against the window, hoping to block out … Continue reading

February 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Cola

BY CLAIRE SEELING-BRANSCOMB Ellie She put her headphones in and let the world dissolve. At that moment she felt empty, she slumped to the floor, and then, she ceased to … Continue reading

February 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Our World, Our Love

BY JAELA CHEN The world we live in. It’s crazy. The fights, the riots, the hate. Kids play outside while parents talk, kids of all colors and races. Black, White, … Continue reading

February 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Thank You, Coronavirus: Lessons I’ve Learned While Social Distancing

BY RACHEL LICHTENWALNER March 12 was … something else. It was 5:30 p.m. My mom and I had just pulled into the garage from a shopping frenzy at Publix. I’ll … Continue reading

February 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Boy Who Lived

BY IRIS MARK The girl sits across from me, laying out her papers and supplies in an almost ritualistic fashion. I watch as she skims questions displayed on her iPad, … Continue reading

February 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

Words That Touch and Feel

BY JAYOLA REID i.  I wish I could touch your mouth that is pouring out blood.  I wish I could feel the tenderness of your wrists from the tight handcuffs.  … Continue reading

February 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

Heir To Corruption

BY SYLVI WARSHAVER-STEIN and the daughter of the devil seeks the darkness in the dawn. she loves the color of midnight. she loves the silver taste of blood. tyger tyger, … Continue reading

February 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Never Understand

BY RAKEL OLIMAN I don’t know what to do. What do I do now? Wait for you? Words are so predictable coming from you. I know what you are going … Continue reading

February 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Clouds Are Overrated

BY SACHIN ALLUMS Clouds are overrated. If you took your fist and punched a cloud, it would dissipate and fly away. A cloud appears fluffy and looks like it contains … Continue reading

January 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Read a Bouquet

BY CAITLIN MUSICH, 2022 Dear Corona, I present you with this bouquet of flowers as I sit alone in my room. Now, don’t be flattered. All these flowers together don’t … Continue reading

November 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Let’s Dance

BY ANONYMOUS 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

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 School Lawn, October 11

BY ANONYMOUS October 11, 2017. I stand outside on the school lawn while families swarm into the school building for Parents’ Day Weekend. The day before, I was glad my … Continue reading

October 25, 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

Dear Alzheimers

BY ALLISON W. Dear Alzheimers, In my eighteen years of existence, I have watched you grow and take over some of the most vulnerable, most precious pieces of my life. … Continue reading

September 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Girl of Class

BY ALISON SWANITZ She traipses down the hall like she’s made of glass. Delicate, an ornate work of art carefully carved and polished to stand out from the rest, to … Continue reading

September 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Place With You

BY: GRACE FEELEY “Happiness is only real when shared.” -​Christopher McCandless Dear You, I went to the place we used to love today. I let myself relax in the cool … Continue reading

July 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Godmother Wrapped in a Hurricane

BY: NATALIE SERRAG I You can see her leaning over the rotten wood beams. She is barefoot Her lips sit in a frown the way that Storm clouds sit in … Continue reading

July 13, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hunting Season: A Personality Quiz + how to be both holy and broken

by FARAH GHAFOOR   Hunting Season: A Personality Quiz   1. tiger pelts and rifles. 2. 17% fluent in portuguese. 3. singing lullabies to things bleeding into brown. 4. embedded … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · 3 Comments