My hand trembled as I slowly slid the silver key into the lock. I didn’t know quite what was behind that door, but I wanted to find out.
I exhaled as I heard it click the lock out of place, then […]
I slouched in my seat, streaked blue hair slipping down to cover my face. I hadn’t done anything wrong, honest! It was Devin’s fault. He provoked me, and then my fist just kinda….wound up in his face. Or, […]
I slowly slid open the cabinet door that held my deepest secrets. A shoe box full of tiny slips of paper, a notebook covered in thoughts, and a poster of who I want to be.
Make yourself extraordinary.
NEVER LET […]
I sat at my computer screen, staring at the text. Our teacher had asked us to write a list of at least 50 things no one knew about us. I had gone onto the internet for inspiration, and found at least 68. She had […]
I stared at the cake, eyes just barely peeking over the table. My mouth began to water as I eyed the frosted treat, planning the best way to sneak it out. My mom would yell at me if she found out I had eaten it, […]
I peered down at the card in my hand. It said to take walk for two miles west until I hit a river. I didn’t know what was waiting for me there; the card had appeared in my bag shortly after school let out. I was […]
He peered up from under his hat as rain poured over the brim. His cold eyes darted from side to side as he carefully examined the others on the street. Any one of them could have done it. He just had to figure out who.
I tucked the rose into my hair, though it contrasted heavily with my copper hues. Jason had given it to me, along with a song and a kiss. He was leaving. Most of the men his age were. I didn’t know if I would see […]
I sat there, strands of my black-with-pink-streaks hair falling into my face. I blew them out and slouched down more. I couldn’t believe I was here. What did I do? Nothing, that’s what! It was all James’s fault…
She studied the electric-colored fluids in the glass beakers. Josh, her partner, was standing a few feet away, mixing a crimson colored liquid with a sunny yellow one. Just as she realized what they were, the […]
He frustrated me sometimes.
He was so passive, so unemotional, that it dove me craaazy. I never thought I see the day where I just wanted to wrap my hands around his neck and squeeze. But I loved him too much to […]
I walked down the tracks. The red balloon that was tied to my hand struggled to get free, just as I struggled with the knot keeping it here. The light, musty wind stirred my hair and sundress, and just as I got […]
The train in the picture seemed to jump out at me. I could’ve sworn I heard the whistle. I was staring at the sepia-toned image, when I heard a voice behind me.
“That’s where it happened,” it said, whisper […]
I still can’t believe I made it. The sun was low. I saw my chance for escape and I took it. I ran and ran, though I could hear him behind me, screaming and throwing things across the house. I was so glad, I didn’t […]
I stayed in that house for twenty years, looking out at the ivy growing up the sides, the iron bars on my window cool to the touch. He kept me here-though I could not see him-and I knew that if I left, I would […]
The picture stared up at me, glass cracked and falling out. The once-pleasant looking face of a young girl holding a balloon eyed me; it felt like her eyes were following me. She was there, and I was here. She was […]
The rain was falling, drenching my hair, turning it to a dark mahogany color. I tried to scurry away from it, but it always found me, pulling me back into the depths like a monster. I would hide behind a stone […]
He stands above us, lording his fortress of marble and gold, keeping secrets none should know. He irrationally hates us, paranoid that we might come in and steal all that he has kept hidden. He fears us, and shows […]