2   189 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. ...

Winner - Jury Selection
PSU Lost and found
0   98 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 ...

Winner - Jury Selection
PSU Lost and found
1   42 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   259 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...

Winner - Jury Selection
PSU Lost and found
0   160 readings 3 min
Two great googly eyes stared down at me from the sky. The eager wind pulled my kite and its big yellow eyes higher and higher. I stuck my fingers in the ends of the cardboard tube and let the ...

Winner - Jury Selection
PSU Lost and found
2   847 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 the...

PSU New beginnings
1   573 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 filled ...

PSU New beginnings
0   476 readings 3 min

One On One

Black Ghost, ago

Amaya lied on her bed, staring at the ceiling, hands behind her head on her pillow. Her eyes darted around the ceiling occasionally as if they were chasing something around the surface. She wanted to ...

PSU New beginnings
16   226 readings 3 min

Inner Battles

LAH, ago

At this point, I’m not sure who I should listen to anym-


“DID YOU CALL YOUR PARENTS YET? DID YOU FIX BETWEEN YOUR BROTHER AND PARENTS YET?” Family struggles shouts at me, again. I’m...

PSU New beginnings
2   52 readings 3 min

Sila

Prada, ago

Tell me, when you were born, did you go towards the light? Tell me. Were you held in a cradle of warmth? Did the music tell you it was going to be okay? Yes?

Let me tell you a story. Sila. ...

PSU New beginnings
0   52 readings 3 min

Book of Eli

Matt, ago

Perfection has many flaws. Eli Wood grew up in the eighth chapter of a society that labeled itself “perfect.” Each chapter had a different average income, one being the poorest and eight being the...

PSU New beginnings