Santa Luna

By Cate Foy, TIWP Student Althea is a peculiar girl. She is not peculiar in an objectively bad way, but she is peculiar in the sense that she is an enigma:  puzzling, mysterious, and almost paradoxical. Her pale skin does not match the tan that any other desert inhabitant would develop over the period of ten […]

A Newfound Mantra

By Julia Lima, TIWP Student there was a new voice that kept you company it lingered around the feet that kept you grounded and made you say “yes i am” it swayed beside the hips that kept you untamed and made you say “yes i am” it nestled between the breasts that let you bloom […]

Cola Latte

By Katerina Bonderud, TIWP Student Picture this: You are in a coffee shop trying to study for finals. You have a cup of “coffee” which is actually just a cup of hot chocolate that your are waiting to cool down. Beside it, you have a bag of gummy bears because those are the only sane […]

Searching For Her (An Excerpt)

By Maxine Pollock, TIWP Student The skies opened up as I pulled my jacket tighter around my body. The dim street lights did very little to illuminate my puddle-infested walk home. My straight brown hair was plastered to my face but the downpour persisted. Despite my fifteen years of existence in rainy Vancouver, I had […]

Things To Remember, Going Into Middle School

By Summer Steinert, TIWP Student 1. Don’t take things so seriously. Part of this is to remember to not overthink. I remember going into Middle School, I would overthink so many things about myself and other people. It’s important to sit back and relax and remember that 99% of the things that you worry about […]

Katrina

By Elizabeth Oxendine, TIWP Student She walks down the cobblestone stone street with a crooked smile. The humidity hugs her skin too tightly but, it’s nothing compared to the dress she’s wearing; it steals the breath out of her lungs and gives her nothing back. Black lace fades into the night sky and she wonders […]

The Old Victorian House

By Zoe Moga, TIWP Student The day her mother slapped her face, Jolene faced a crossroad in her destiny:  leave her childhood home or stay and suffer. As Jolene looked out the window in the old Victorian house, the everlasting Tennessee sky seemed larger than life. Stars twinkled while her mother screamed at the old […]

One for Every Day of the Week

By Alexia Tzortzis, TIWP Student Monday: Whose eyes are a clear gray tinted in blue, black rimmed glasses frame her eyes as strands of her blond hair fall in perfect strands, escaping from the expertly created bun spiraled on the top of her head. Her make-up perfectly done, and her books stacked neatly in her […]

Quiet

By Libby Hawkins, TIWP Student “You are so shy. You are too quiet.” Maybe being quiet means I’m trying to be at peace with myself. Maybe it means I don’t feel I need other’s approval. Maybe being shy means I like my own presence. Maybe it means I don’t feel like I need to put […]

The Mask

By Bella Temkin, TIWP Student If masks are only in cartoons, then that is what our world must be. To comprehend that they exist, you must see beneath. So sweet, so pure they are, reeking of innocence and whispering of addictive fantasies. Only the strong can curb the temptation. Only the real can conquer the […]