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 […]


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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

Ghost Girl

By Audrey Lambert, TIWP Student “I didn’t mean to,” I said, “I swear I didn’t mean to.” “Oh,” said my older brother sarcastically, “You didn’t MEAN break into the safe in the basement? And you didn’t MEAN to use the cursed two hundred-year-old Ouija board to summon a DEMON into our house? How can you […]

The Traveler

By Alexia Tzortzis, TIWP Student She had been a traveler all her life, never once staying in the same spot for more than a month. As a child, she moved with the coven of witches she and her mother belonged to. Together they roamed the Scottish countryside, scavenging and setting up camp deep in the […]

The End of the World

By Kelly Dissman, TIWP Student The year is 2050. Today I’m going to be the first teen to fly to the moon. I won’t go alone, of course. My dad is an astronaut and he’s been to the moon before, so he will come with me along with 3 other adults. Usually, space ships only […]