Land of Love

By Ryann Drue, TIWP Student his smile and his crooked teeth, his blue eyes and the mystery beneath, has me ever so dazed in the hazed land of love. his lips and his touch remain on my skin, like the sweet tattoos that let me know how he’s been. his laugh and his humor something […]

Ad Astra Per Aspera*

*Latin for “through hardships to the stars” By Neena Grewal, TIWP Student “This is hard,” I say, immediately regretting it. “You think I don’t know that?” She’s angry now. “I told you, if you aren’t ready, then just leave.” “I’m just scared,” I reply, knowing anything I say will only make things worse. “Look, I’m […]


By Scarlett Mosher, TIWP Student Light. Silver. Darkness. The girl’s eyelids fluttered open, filling her pupils with moonlight. Something—she didn’t know what—was tickling her hands. Hands. So that’s what they were called. She didn’t know why these words popped into her head, attaching themselves to what she could see. The tickling sensation was growing stronger […]

My Dog Ate My Homework

By Lucy Terhar, TIWP student “My dog ate my homework,” I lied to my teacher. “You can do better than that,” she replied. I looked at my teacher and said “Fine, here’s what really happened:” It was all finished so I left it on my bed and went out to play outside. When I realized […]


By Ryann Drue, TIWP Student she was the maiden of the land. the angel of the clouds. the white stallion of the rest. she roamed the fields and flew high above the youthful rivers and streams. she could not be silenced. her roar shattered hearts and shot arrows of spades.

Yellow Girl

By Audrey Lambert, TIWP Student The old man across from me examined the hole in his sock. The slight rocking of the train kept lulling me to sleep. But then another waft of the barf-inducing stench of his feet would hit me. Knowing that sleep would be useless, I stared out the window. The thing […]


By Ashley Larson, TIWP Student life is solitaire. ace. i wish i was your ace. diamond. i have to look beautiful. and heart. my heart… you never truly realized i was ever here, did you? i mean, i am just a solitary human being, why should you have noticed me? i watched you grow and […]

Roadside Spirits

By Lily Abells, TIWP Student The battered old truck grumbled to a halt in the empty parking lot. Emily sighed and cut the engine. She rubbed her face and pushed at the door. Its old, rusted hinges stuck, and when she slammed her shoulder into it, she almost toppled out. She shut and locked it […]

Advice for High School Girls

By Loryn Nieto, Graduate of TIWP & Miramonte, Class of 2017 It’s okay not to know what you want to do or be. Use this time to explore different interests. You might surprise yourself. Step out of your comfort zone, if you feel comfortable. I know that’s contradictive, but you will know when there is […]

Dear Up-n-Comer

This past June, we asked our seniors to write a letter of encouragement to the next generation of rising freshmen girls. This letter was written by Veronika Pister, a graduate of both TIWP and Miramonte’s class of 2017. Dear Up-n-Comer, I remember my first year of high school. It’s one of those things that you […]