By Emma Glanville, TIWP Student As a slight wind ran through the forest, the autumn leaves broke from their branches and hit the ground, soon to be stepped by a wandering huntsman. The crunches below his feet did not interfere with what he was doing, for he was a committed young man and hungry one,Continue reading “Hunted”

Apple Pie

By Audrey Kosla, TIWP Student Snow drifted lazily around in the cold outside Bill’s living room window. The first snow of the year, blanketing the world in a layer of white, not that he cared. Three years prior, Bill’s wife had passed away. Not by any sort of illness, as far as he knew of,Continue reading “Apple Pie”

Too Much Eggnog

By Mina Talebi, TIWP Student Santa had a party. He invited all of his friends. Mrs. Claus made some eggnog.  So much eggnog that Mrs. Mistletoe suddenly showed up as Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson were walking home together. It was Kaia’s dream come true. So much eggnog that Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey decidedContinue reading “Too Much Eggnog”

Dino Love

By Mina Talebi, TIWP Student I look at her in all of her scaly glory. Her dark black eyes shadowing the world. Her vicious sharp claws that have claimed the lives of so many glint in the dusty sunlight. With all of my heart, I wish for her. Then, as if my affection has touched her,Continue reading “Dino Love”

When They Could

By Zara Quiter, TIWP Student, Age 9 Preface I thought they could. When they could, they chose for themselves. But now they can’t. They couldn’t for a long time. But we can make it so they can. —————————————————————————————————– Working in the forest was good. I was normal. I was innocent. Nothing had it against me.Continue reading “When They Could”


By Audrey Tsai, TIWP Student My heart stopped. I see my friend, on the other side of an old looking bridge. She got lost on a hike four days ago and just recently got found in the woods. My friend looks so small, as if she was an ant. Even though so far away, IContinue reading “Lost”

New York Witch

By Zoe Moga, TIWP Student Simon and Garfunkel quietly played as the young woman pulled on her black tights under her intricately patterned skirt that hit the middle of her shins. Layering with socks and sweaters and scarves, she hurried quickly out of her apartment, only turning back at the small studio to silently flickContinue reading “New York Witch”

Half Magic

By Zoe Moga, TIWP Student Phoebe MacDougle had never lived a normal life. Seemingly always ahead of the other kids in her grade and an interest in the more, unique, areas of study, she could never hold onto a friend for more than a month or two. They all eventually went away after a playdateContinue reading “Half Magic”


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”


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”


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”


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”


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”


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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