The Island

By Alexia Tzortzis, TIWP Student The island was full of women. A few of them had gotten sick of everything some years ago and decided to leave, to start a sanctuary for woman. The island they reside on is small, a tropical place of beautiful lush forests and plentiful food. A fierce people, they accept […]

The Woods

By Alexia Tzortzis, TIWP Student We wake at sunrise. Today will be the fifth day we’ve been looking for her. The woods have almost become human. She sent us coordinates in the mail, after disappearing for a month. The two of us set out together. It’s been five days, and we’re still walking through these […]

Listen

By Elizabeth Oxendine, TIWP Student They treat her words like fallen eyelashes— meant to be swept into the abyss to join all things delicate. She tests the boundaries of the universe with a yellowing pencil sinking the dull lead further into woven fibers until she’s sure she can puncture the walls of truth. She is […]

Freak Show

By Audrey Lambert, TIWP Student When you’re living a lie, it’s hard to break from the trance. It’s hard to come home and put on the prosthetic legs and pretend like I haven’t been working at the freak show all day. The Miraculous Girl With No Legs is what they call me. Miraculous my ass. […]

Emerson Pays A Visit

By Julia Lima, TIWP Student imagine a world run by the most conscious and humble transcendentalists. imagine a world where the iconic Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “trust thyself” was the anthem of our people. “oh, mr. Emerson,” i would say. “thank goodness you’re here. the world was just about falling apart without you.” then i’d tell […]

Santa Luna, Part 2

By Cate Foy, TIWP Student The town of Santa Luna is one of many mysteries. I have been chronicling some of the preternatural occurrences that have caught my attention in the past months, not that the word months has any meaning here. It started on the 6th night of October, and no one seemed to […]

Won’t I?

By Audrey Lambert, TIWP Student Stop me. Oh, please stop me from leaving. I’ll be gone by tomorrow. Don’t you know that? God, you are so oblivious. I don’t want to move. But I have to. Unless you ask me to stay. Than I would. Stay, I mean. I’ll be on a plane tomorrow morning. […]

Power

By Ellen Jurgens, TIWP Student Who has power? I have power, says the man. Can’t we all have power? Do we all want power, says the man. I want power, says the woman. Who has power? The superhero, says the boy. My mom, says the girl. Will they have power? Who will give our children […]

Motherland

By Julia Lima, TIWP Student Motherland, the way it feels to set foot in your sweet, thick air to see your green covered back to smell my memories revived is like no other Motherland, the taste of your fruit pink, yellow, green, purple the sound of little feet and little beaks and little wings as […]

Your Stomach

By Alexia Tzortzis, TIWP Student Does she put butterflies in your stomach? That’s what Momma always asked me. Does she flip your stomach inside out and make your throat close up and you ears turn red? Yes, Momma. Then go for it. Momma, I did. Momma, I went for it. But now, oh, now it […]