The Hatred of Loving You…a short story

By Ava Skidgel, TIWP Student “Do you really hate me?” She looked at him dead in the eyes, disdain fueling the rage inside of her. He looked back back at her with a soul full of pity and a look of regret. “Fredrick!?” she scorched, hoping he would give her the response she longed for.Continue reading “The Hatred of Loving You…a short story”

Dear stranger I used to know,

By Ava Skidgel, TIWP Student Sometimes I wonder how we drifted apartTwo boats drifting away from one anotherBut at some point we stopped seeing each other clearlyWe weren’t able to see the soul crushing riftBecause we couldn’t recognize one another Our souls used to thrive within each other’s presenceWe could sit for hours on endContinue reading “Dear stranger I used to know,”

Blankie I Be!

By Mina Talebi, TIWP Student Warm that’s me.Me that be.Heehee.Teehee.I be warm. You love me.Dark dark fold up.Heehee.Chump.I be warm cozy Funny NiceSleepy Pretty Haha.Prettier thank you.Teehee.Poopoo.So warm.Warm warm warm warm warm warm warm.Ahhhhhhh.Warm.Cold. Cozy. Me. Be. Warm.Fold up.Load up.Ahhh.Heehee. I be.Me.A.Blankie!Warm.Fold.Heehee.Teehee.I be. Blankie!Dark alone you gone so sad.So bad.Not warm.Just cold.Without.Your hold.I be blankie.Sniff.Blankie I be.  Back you be! Happy is me.BlankieContinue reading “Blankie I Be!”

All for the Little Girl

By Mina Talebi, TIWP Student It was pulled back in time,The ivy,Anchoring the metal to the earth.The little girl had loved this train.Every day.She rode.Through the city.Pollution.Fogging her lungs.Smoke.Stealing her life.But she still boarded the train.In the hot summer.Her white flannel dress,Rippling in the faint breeze.Her head out of the open window.Her smile like aContinue reading “All for the Little Girl”

Not Yours

By Mina Talebi, TIWP Student Dragging me down,Strapping my heart in lead bonds.Laughter filters through nothingness.Is there ever really hope If there’s no one there to feel it?Blinds pulled shut.Lights off.So cold.So alone.Who cares what they’re doing.Laughing without me.Let them try to comfort me.But they won’t.‘Cause they don’t know me.Mirages.Facades.Fakes.Wrong.They see someone.But not me.Me is sobbingContinue reading “Not Yours”