Fiction

Untamable

By Evangeline Ford, TIWP Student “With her straw blonde hair, arms hard and lean,She’s the angel of small death and the codeine scene.”— Hozier Do you ever got so angry that you feel it in your lungs, above your lips, squeezing your temples, longing to be set free? All her anger is poured into the fireContinue reading “Untamable”

Self-Honesty

By Eloise Anagnost, TIWP Student I will not be dishonest with myself,because self-dishonestly is the worst form ofbetrayal,graver thandishonesty to another.It is simpleto focus on the idea ofnot lying to someone else.But when it comes toyourself,it is a challengequite difficult tosurmount.I will not be dishonest with myself,when I believe one thing,but convince myself of anothertoContinue reading “Self-Honesty”

Mallory

By Audrey Lambert, TIWP Student When I was young, I felt like I could live through anything. A broken arm? No problem. Can’t swim? Doesn’t matter, I’ll dive in anyways. Lost a baseball my neighbor’s yard? I’ll hop the fence, if I’m fast enough there violent dogs won’t catch me. I enjoyed fear, the feelingContinue reading “Mallory”

Rain

By Zoe Moga, TIWP Student It hadn’t rained in a while here. While the sky was dark and the air was cold, the city was refreshed. Like a drunk girl having her first cup of water in twelve hours, we were on our way to recovery. Fall had been unusually warm, with thick, humid airContinue reading “Rain”

Apocalypse

By Ellie Hawkins, TIWP Student With sleep comes dreams. The pain of life slips away into an imaginary world of laughter and magic. The tears of death and sorrow—bottled up like lava waiting to burst—explode into a black hole of nothing. Outside is a world where life is unbearable. Beautiful nature disappears in clouds ofContinue reading “Apocalypse”

The Mask

By Reagan Kaelle, TIWP Student Everybody wears a mask. It hides your identity, face, and emotions. Masks are armor. In this society, they seem to protect us. But I don’t think that’s true. Masks prevent authenticity and genuine connection. I can stare into the faceless metal shield for as long as I want, but inContinue reading “The Mask”

Rain

By Alexia Tzortzis, TIWP Student There are things you knew you would miss when the end of the world came. Things like ready-made food. Electricity and Social Networking. Human interaction. You knew you would miss these things, but you underestimated just how much you would miss her. She was the girl you had been crushing onContinue reading “Rain”

The Writer

By Zoe Moga, TIWP Student For a long time I wondered where I would end up. I could be considered successful, with a job I was happy with and a seemingly simple and easy life. My routines were constant. Wake up, get ready, go to work, go home. My days were exhausting, the power hungry,Continue reading “The Writer”

Wash It Away

By Maxine Pollock, TIWP Student Someone coughs behind me and I shudder, burying my face further into my jacket. I need to get out of here, I think, and my pace quickens. My black combat boots strike the unforgiving pavement as I move away from civilization. The atmosphere wraps itself around my throat like aContinue reading “Wash It Away”


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