闇は闇を追いかけられない (Darkness Can Not Chase Darkness)

By Nitya Uthayakumar, TIWP Student The surrounding area had an eerie cast over it. Light existed nowhere or maybe there were small flashes I just was too oblivious to see, to feel. Vibrations echo throughout the terrain, deafening the ear. There I sat in my plush, brown, upholstered chair, pages curl and coil against my […]

It’s Pretty Insane

By Katerina Bonderud, TIWP Student We live on a flipping huge sphere that spins around itself whilst spinning around a living hell of fire, which is ironically the only reason why this sphere exists. On this sphere of ours, we coexist with every other species. We live on a sphere that shelters and creates life […]

Still

By Emily Branigan, TIWP Student I want to be where life stands still to be in the forest alone. But I’m never truly alone because I have the Earth and She chooses to share Her life with you. She shares Her mountains, seas, even Her dirt with you, the dirt that has been walked over […]

Numbers

By Aly Kirke, TIWP Student Numbers and I used to get along. Aging used to mean presents on birthdays and getting another step closer to having something my older siblings had, but I wasn’t allowed. With each day, I would learn another wonderful thing about the world—like if I held a shell to my ear, […]

Confessions From a Metaphor Addict

By Elizabeth Oxendine, TIWP Student As a writer I often try to identify the metaphors that slip into my stories the most. A good metaphor—one that hides itself amongst the ink smudges and in between the punctuation of every story—is like a fingerprint. It is traceable to you and you alone. The police could catch […]

Poetic Prose

By Neena Grewal, TIWP Student i write only in poetic prose, because in my mind’s eye i see no rhyme or reason that could flow as smoothly across the page as words in the way God intended. words stuttering from the mouth, trickling through humming sinew and sturdy bone to kiss the lips farewell in […]

Daughter of the Land

By Audrey Lambert, TIWP Student The daughter of the land wore a striking resemblance to her mother. A stony expression blanketed her features, yet her eyes sparkled with the love of everything—speckled with the pattern of the camouflaged side of a fragile butterfly wing. She had a hard time hiding her own emotions for her […]

An Open Letter to a Broken Heart

By Neena Grewal, TIWP Student you are not broken. yes, your chest is aching and your ribs are splintering and even your tears are made of acid but you are not broken. people cannot be torn apart. they grow and rot and grow and rot like the unkempt garden of an abandoned home or the […]

Generation: End

By Reagan Kaelle, TIWP Student If you look at the earth from above—a bird’s eye view—it is anything but beautiful. There aren’t even any birds left. All of the sparrows, parrots, and eagles of the world drowned on dry land, choked on all of the gross sludge that polluted our stunning orange sky. My name […]

Earth and Ocean

By Audrey Lambert, TIWP Student Vines grew through the cracks in her skin. They climbed in every direction, wrapping around her ankles and pulling her down into the earth. Her toes were rooted down into soil and her fingers were tangled into spiderwebs. Lady bugs flew out of her ears and caterpillars squirmed from her […]