Archive | April 5th, 2016

“Land of the Brave” by Dallas Carson

5 April 2016

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Leo took a long drink of water from the canteen, as he leaned against the oak tree.  Two weeks.  It’s been two weeks since he left the orphanage, and he’s been roughing it ever since.  He didn’t know if he regretted his decision or not.  I mean, sure he didn’t know anyone there, and the […]

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“Imperfection” by Meera Shroff

5 April 2016

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An Excerpt An old Honda wearily swerved off of the highway, and the Jones family finally pulled at a cheap, dingy looking motel. They exited the car. “Robert, open the trunk for me. I need my purse.” “Yes, yes..”Mr. Jones exhaustedly clicked a button on his key, inattentive to Ms. Jones or their daughter, Amelia. […]

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“Poet” by Eva Sofia Esposito

5 April 2016

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I am still a thinker, an artist in the flesh. Twisting words and thought and wound then tearing them apart.   I am still a thinker, maybe one who say perhaps a bit too much; but when it comes to the blood coursing through our veins, enough is already enough.

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“Aliens in Indianapolis” by Coby Kapner

5 April 2016

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Daniel woke up in a panting sweat. He heard zap after zap and decided to rush to his window as fast as he could. He looked out the top floor of the Riley Tower to see that a UFO was right on top of the Central Christian Church right across the street. He changed out […]

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“Ace, Jasmine, and the Dark” by Aleydis Barnes

5 April 2016

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When you walk through the forest at night, there’s a sense of wonder that only the wild can bring. The sky is an ebony black blanket dotted with thin pinpricks of gold thread, and the leaves whisper like sacred words that no matter how much you try, you can´t hear. This is why, even though […]

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“Alien and Human” by Jiahe Yan

5 April 2016

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“Alien and Human” by Jiahe Yan Run, run, keep running! Now this is the only idea in Jack’s head. He has ran for almost half an hour and he is so tired. Maybe they’re gone? Jack thinks. Slowing down, listening, the only thing he can hear is his breath. OK, I am safe now. Jack […]

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“I Killed Sora” by Kailin Flowers

5 April 2016

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“I Killed Sora” by Kailin Flowers Sora stood before the gaping blackness that was now hers. She took one hesitant paw- step into the wide maw of the corrupted Palace, dust rising with every breath. She exhaled softly and ventured further. Her eyes slowly adjusted to the dark, and she found that she was standing […]

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“The Element Test” by Lucy Goldberg

5 April 2016

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Leaf Complete rage, anger, fury, the want to completely destroy everyone in Plant Group until I was the only one left, are all understatements of what I feel right now. I was trained, and I was tricked. They said I needed to be stronger, over and over again. I believed them. I was starting to […]

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“Mystery of the Police Station Murderer” by Margot Su

5 April 2016

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“Mystery of the Police Station Murderer” by Margot Su Mildred slid on some quick, stretchy clothing.  This was her first day as a police officer, and she wasn’t going to mess up.  Mildred placed the police badge on her jacket, and headed to her Toyota Corolla.  As she sat inside the driver’s seat, someone knocked […]

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“Superheroes” by Aleydis Barnes

5 April 2016

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“Superheroes” by Aleydis Barnes Red. Flowing in the soft breeze. A cape that is known by millions. Your eye travels up seeing the slight curve upward of the sssssss that signifies the name. Superman. His dedicated fans do not know the truth. They tip tap top tip top tap; fleshy fingers speeding across the keyboard, […]

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