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. […]

Power

By Ellen Jurgens, TIWP Student Who has power? I have power, says the man. Can’t we all have power? Do we all want power, says the man. I want power, says the woman. Who has power? The superhero, says the boy. My mom, says the girl. Will they have power? Who will give our children […]

Motherland

By Julia Lima, TIWP Student Motherland, the way it feels to set foot in your sweet, thick air to see your green covered back to smell my memories revived is like no other Motherland, the taste of your fruit pink, yellow, green, purple the sound of little feet and little beaks and little wings as […]

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 […]

What Is Body Confidence?

By Julia Lima, TIWP Student “A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience.”— Naomi Wolf what is body confidence, really? is it “i am in love with how i look, always and forever”? or is it “ i am in love with some parts […]

Take It Back

By Cate Foy, TIWP Student I wish I could go back and take it away, take away my words from her memories and our truths. Existence is finite. I will end. I beg you miss me as I miss you Feel. I beg you feel as I feel. Lies. I beg I beg I beg […]

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 […]

Big Girls Do Cry

By Audrey Lambert, TIWP Student The song ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ makes me angry. Big girls do cry. Everybody cries, at least, if they’re emotionally mature. And that sounds like a contradiction but healthy people release their emotions. Unhealthy people lock them in. If someone never cries then they’re obviously a sociopath who can’t feel […]

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 […]