The Spirit Communicator

By Cleo Liu, TIWP Student My parents had left me and my older brother, Andrew, at home. It was raining hard. Tip tap tip tap. Fat raindrops hit our brick roof. Suddenly, Boom! Lightning struck the town nearest to our cottage in the forest. I shut my eyes and cover my ears. I feel my […]

The Shadow Monster

By Evie Smith, TIWP Student October is my favorite month. I like to call it “Spooky Season.” Watching scary movies and snuggling by the fire. Eating candy corn. Planning my Halloween costume. It was a hard day at work today, and all I wanted to do was cuddle in a pile of blankets with my […]

The Murder of Rosalie Sanders

By Emma Glanville, TIWP Student On December 17th, 1976, the town of Mayward grieved over the death of young Rosalie Sanders. She had gone missing 2 days prior but a body was found in the river and the police suspected it to be hers. Everybody loved Rosalie. She was always cheery and very bright. No […]

The Ugly Princess

By Evie Broce, TIWP StudentOnce upon a time, there lived a beautiful princess. The princess wasn’t just beautiful, she was also cruel. She always swatted away animal creatures, and sprayed bug spray on butterflies. But one day, her Mother told her that she had to move out of the castle for punishment. The princess then […]

Five Facts

By Jess Wallach, TIWP Student Fact One: She was walking home along the Rim. Fact Two: She almost always walked home along the Rim, sometimes with friends, but mostly alone. That day she’d been alone. It was illegal to walk along the Rim, but almost daringly easy to hoist herself over a bent spot in […]

Feeling Warm Again

By Maxine Pollock, TIWP Student Girls are cold, cold as ice. A group of them is even worse. They make it clear that you are unwanted. They make you feel like being different is the worst thing to be. But you stay. You want to feel wanted and maybe if you just spend a little […]

I Sense It

By Kayli Harley, TIWP Student I sense it. The room does not change but everything feels darker. My skin chills, my breath hitches, and my heartbeat quickens. “Hello,” my voice shakes, betraying my false sense of confidence. It does not respond, it only lets out a low, raspy hum that sickens me to my core. […]

Rolling the Dice

By Maya Petzoldt, TIWP Student “What does it mean to roll the dice?” I questioned out loud, swerving the steering wheel to the right and taking us down an ever creepier road. “How the hell should I know?” Vivian respond, sticking her head out the window again, taking another few shots at the car following and […]

This Is What Her Tombstone Reads

By Kayli Harley, TIWP Student Here is how she died: Her heart beat too fast, for too long, and burst inside her chest. The tears she shed burned her skin, they eroded her away until there was nothing left. Her bones trembled until they cracked, and when her heart burst there was nothing left to […]

Depths of The Atlantic

By Maya Petzoldt, TIWP Student Up and down, that’s how it goes. Up and down and all around again. I wished I could do more. But there’s little you can do in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. I would wish for people to come find me, but they don’t. I planned this. I told […]