Leaping Faith

By Noah Orosco, TIWP Student I know you’ve been struggling, trying to find a little bit of emotion.Lately you’ve been thinking, I hope you hear the words through all the commotion.Let me light the dark path that seems to sway your sight.Your future can be bright, you just need new insight.I promise you this thundering […]

Like Me, Like You

By Tania Kiany, TIWP Student Chapter one Once upon a time, when nobody was someone, a girl was born. Her name is Cleo, Cleo Wonder. And when she turned ten she started believing anyone, yes anyone, is SOMEONE. 5 YEARS LATER……………………….. Cleo is 15, and has made many friends. She is in high school and […]

The Garden

By Maya Petzoldt, TIWP Student “Why do you have a secret compartment underneath your bed?”“Why do I have a what?”Sophia looked up from her place on my bed to stare at me. She quickly sat straight up when she noticed that I was holding her mattress up and staring down at the empty space below […]

What’s Hiding?

By Maya Petzoldt, TIWP Student A drake hides in your jewelry box,And fae in your garden.Mermaids sneak within your pipes,And imps within your walls.Centaurs walk your halls,And vampires fly through your attic.Werewolves live outside your window,And witches camp outside your doors.Gods live under your bed,And demons have made a home in your floors.But reality has […]


By Maya Petzoldt, TIWP Student “Can you write a story about nothing?”“Why couldn’t you?”“Because don’t words have meaning?”“Words don’t have to mean anything.”“But they do!”“That’s your opinion.”“Of course it’s my opinion, what else would it be?”“Facts, which it isn’t.”“Don’t you agree that words have definitions?”“Depends.”“Depends on what?”“Do you want them to?”“Yes!”“Then they have definitions for […]

The Other Side

By Caroline Hesby, TIWP Student Once in a while you slip across the screen of my eyes, a quiet figure, your glasses still resting—slightly fallen—on the bridge of your nose, and a toothy smile that little me always sensed something more behind but wasn’t quite sure what. You left quickly, predictably, yet suddenly, before I […]

The Presence

By Cameron Drue, TIWP Student It’s been seven years since the day I died. It is crazy to see how much has changed since my last real human interaction. Of course every few months I’m able to give small signs of my presence but usually they go unnoticed or are brushed off as a hallucination. […]

YES – A Decision Years in the Making

By Maya Petzoldt, TIWP Student “Who do you have a crush on?” No one. I don’t have a crush on anyone. I promise. “Who do you like, Maya?” You, platonically. Are you asking if I love someone? You of course, like a friend, a sibling. “Will you go out with me?” Of course, what’s better […]

Pink Polka-dots

By Evelyn Anders, TIWP Student It’s second period, I’m sitting next to Grayson Turner and cursing out Amanda in my head. She had promised to buy me Subway over our hectic call last night if I did one thing in return. Combined with snickers and giggles, she demanded I wear my old, pink polka-dotted onesie, […]

Déjà Vu

By Louisa Perry-Picciotto, TIWP Student Flowing throughout my eyes  comes the whisper  of the ensuing moments  captured in seconds  through the film playing  in the blank of my mind,  hidden behind a screen of deception  that is pulled back by the thoughtless mind when drifting away on a sea of the past collection of memories  […]