Before “The Time Girl”

By Audrey Howard, TIWP Student All around her, ruins of the city, craters miles big, smoke clouds clogging the air, buildings ablaze. Then she looked behind herself, a girl, her hair was tangled and dirty, her clothes ripped, her legs bleeding under stones, and her arms scarred, and yet her eyes were hopeful, this girl […]


By Maeve Clinger, TIWP Student nothing is stronger than your human heart breaking into a million tiny pieces and still somehow beating so cry cry out every single rejection,  every single mistake, every single missed chance. let them fall like raindrops against your window and shatter into tinier and tinier pieces until your face is […]

Hush Girl

By Zara Quiter, TIWP Student Cordelia Campbell lived in the tallest house in Woodbury town, on top of the hill, the forest of animals and plants starting at its gate, unruffled by the humans who lived nearby. Cordelia Campbell lives with her papa, and her mama, and her four older brothers. Cordelia Campbell was spoiled, […]

The Thing from the Sea

By Lila Hanifin, TIWP Student They said the thing comes from the sea. I say that can’t possibly be.They say the thing comes from the sea. I say why don’t I inquiry?They say the thing comes from the sea. I say it couldn’t possibly eat me.They say the thing comes from the sea. I say […]

New Moon Part 1

By Audrey Howard, TIWP Student “Tayen” Jalen asked Tayen on the day that would change her life.“Tayen! Are you sure” Jalen nagged his cousin. ‘This isn’t a choice where after the consequences you can run to your parents” “Yes” she answered confidently. Later that day, in a raid on the native village, Jalen, and his […]

The Time Girl

By Audrey Howard, TIWP Student I watch hopelessly as Chiyo turns into something much more sinister. She yells at me “Nayami! Do it already, please!” I throw my arrows behind me. She transforms, turning black “Please!” she screams. Reluctantly, sadly, but I have relived this moment thousands of times. I can now do this without […]

Just a God

By Leighton Tanaka, TIWP Student Who am I? As every mortal invents hundreds upon thousands of tales about me, I’m left to wonder whether any of them are true. Do they truly know of this person they describe? This God? Or are they all just living in their imaginations, as most humans do. I have […]

The Tales of August

By Leighton Tanaka, TIWP Student August was born on the 13th of November. He was born just as he died, with glorious color. As his parents lovingly hugged him, he was fragile as a butterfly wing, his giggle made the world more vibrant.As August grew up, his mother taught him how to live. And so […]

I Chose You

By Leighton Tanaka, TIWP Student Blue smoke drifts through the air, pointing me towards the source of our ruin. Turning the crimson sky into an ocean, and just like the ocean I know that it will kill me. I stand at the end of a bridge, the industrial wreck of an alliance we had been […]

Fabric in the Wind

By Leighton Tanaka, TIWP Student I emerged from the stuffy basement, and was surprised by the sights that lay before me. Muted flags streaked through the air as a strong wind blew dust through the streets. Immediately securing my mask to my face I looked to the tan skies, where the tall buildings of the […]