4   428 readings 3 min
He would have to settle for an unmarked grave, if you could call it that, and his bleached white bones, stripped clean by wild dogs in a dry riverbed on the outskirts of Kabul, not unlike the one ...

PSU New beginnings
2   752 readings 3 min
Her nose knew this smell. The people. The men. Men. Men took the trees. Men made them hot and orange. Men would touch the trees to make them glow in the night. The trees began a new life that ...

PSU New beginnings
3   863 readings 3 min

Rainbows

Erica Johnson, ago

Light peeks through the stain glass window in front of our small crawl-space attic, creating rainbows on the walls in our living room. I stand at the front door overlooking the sunlit street that ...

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PSU New beginnings
2   1048 readings 3 min

The Phoenix

J.P., ago

I stare at the sky and all of its colors and shades, lights and darks, reds and yellows within its deep blue. The sun elongates the shadows created by my body and my black ‘77 Trans-Am parked on...

PSU New beginnings
0 vote   66 readings 3 min
Little Timmy was a simple boy. He did what all boys do. He loves to play video games and makes sure to get his weekly cootie shot. He always deals with his bully Jimmy Dungworth the cool kid at ...

PSU Share your story
1 vote   150 readings 3 min
I throw my backpack onto the front rug and rip off my coat. Jane yells, “Hello!” to me, but I don’t reply. I sulk up to my room and close the door. My favorite “self-pity album”, ...

PSU Share your story
9 votes   200 readings 3 min
I feel my thoughts come and go. I attach to the self-destructive thoughts that have occasionally, yet consistently, plagued me throughout my days for the last few months or so. Mindfulness comes ...

PSU Share your story
2   333 readings 3 min
The leaves pull at your feet with a playful child's grip. The door holds your hand with a lover's urgency. The card reader clicks with a parent's chiding tone.

But you must go back. ...

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PSU Lost and found
0   203 readings 3 min
Penelope nestled against the pillows on her bed, pretending not to see the stack of cardboard boxes stacked in the corner of her new room. Their jumbled contents could be dealt with in the ...

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PSU Lost and found
1   75 readings 3 min

Cousin Romey

Robina, ago

Oh, hey, Will. Yeah, you’re right. I’m bummed. Totally. Just came from my cousin’s funeral. Thanks, man. Such a tragedy. Totally preventable. Now I’m gonna go get drunk. Come with me, man....

PSU Lost and found
0   330 readings 3 min

Sole Mate

lily, ago

I had known her ever since I could remember. She and I went everywhere together. We liked the same things and even shared the same favorite color. We were nearly identical in every way. But it had...

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PSU Lost and found