By Elise Flagg, TIWP Student As the day fell into a restless sleep, Night emerged from the shadows of the trees, waiting until Day turned the lights off. As her golden locks fell upon the pillow, the blue sky’s hues began to shift. Night was not the typical beauty. Her only fans seemed to be […]


By Jessy Wallach, TIWP Student Sabrina’s grandmother could fly. That’s what everyone on her mom’s side of the family says, what she sees when she stares at pictures of the woman, with her hard face and dark eyes. She sees her rising up and turning and twisting in the sky on brown feathered wings, eagle-like. […]


By Jessy Wallach, TIWP Student Helen remembers what it was like to be a child. Peaceful, mostly. Calm. There was a pasture out behind the palace where she and her sister would play, and a clear pond where she could splash her feet or catch minnows. Sometimes she’d stare into it to see herself staring […]


By Jessy Wallach, TIWP Student No one ever remembers what color her eyes were, just that you shouldn’t meet them, that you needed to look away, fast. Close your eyes, or she’ll turn you to stone. She never wanted to turn them to stone, only maybe she did. Maybe she was tired of them laughing […]

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 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. […]

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, […]