Beauty

By Ryann Drue, TIWP Student she was the maiden of the land. the angel of the clouds. the white stallion of the rest. she roamed the fields and flew high above the youthful rivers and streams. she could not be silenced. her roar shattered hearts and shot arrows of spades. Advertisements

Yellow Girl

By Audrey Lambert, TIWP Student The old man across from me examined the hole in his sock. The slight rocking of the train kept lulling me to sleep. But then another waft of the barf-inducing stench of his feet would hit me. Knowing that sleep would be useless, I stared out the window. The thing […]

Solitaire

By Ashley Larson, TIWP Student life is solitaire. ace. i wish i was your ace. diamond. i have to look beautiful. and heart. my heart… you never truly realized i was ever here, did you? i mean, i am just a solitary human being, why should you have noticed me? i watched you grow and […]

Roadside Spirits

By Lily Abells, TIWP Student The battered old truck grumbled to a halt in the empty parking lot. Emily sighed and cut the engine. She rubbed her face and pushed at the door. Its old, rusted hinges stuck, and when she slammed her shoulder into it, she almost toppled out. She shut and locked it […]

Advice for High School Girls

By Loryn Nieto, Graduate of TIWP & Miramonte, Class of 2017 It’s okay not to know what you want to do or be. Use this time to explore different interests. You might surprise yourself. Step out of your comfort zone, if you feel comfortable. I know that’s contradictive, but you will know when there is […]

Dear Up-n-Comer

This past June, we asked our seniors to write a letter of encouragement to the next generation of rising freshmen girls. This letter was written by Veronika Pister, a graduate of both TIWP and Miramonte’s class of 2017. Dear Up-n-Comer, I remember my first year of high school. It’s one of those things that you […]

The Jump

By Lily Abells, TIWP Student “You’re such a big baby,” Joe sneered at her from the middle of the pool. “I am not,” Louisa crossed her arms and looked away. “I just don’t feel like swimming in the same pool as someone gross like you. Her cousin rolled his eyes. “Whatever. That’s a lame excuse. […]

My Heart

By Izzy Gravano, TIWP Student My heart is for flying. And watching sunsets. My heart is for the moment when cool water cleanses the palette and starts something over. My heart is for the curls that can’t sit still and the moles that darken. My heart is for heartbreak and disappointment. Doubt and deceit. Passion […]

Anxiety Vs. Logic

By Audrey Lambert, TIWP Student I drummed my fingers on the table. “Hey,” said a sort of acquaintance that I knew from school. “Oh, um, hi,” I scooted over so that he could sit next to me. Shouldn’t have done that, said Anxiety, now you have to make small talk. Don’t be ridiculous, said Logic, […]

A Short Rant

By Lily Abells, TIWP Student It’s all too much to deal with, this massive overload of stress—like what if I miss a due date or turn in my application to the wrong place or (oh god!) what if the file gets deleted and I have to start over?! I don’t know how I’d deal with […]