0 vote   46 readings 3 min
The kids around here talk of a house that’s haunted at the end of the road. It’s a justifiable assumption; one look at the abandoned, ill-tended house sends shivers down the spine. The plots ...

0 vote   37 readings 1 min


muhammad, ago

She is quite pretty,
Shining brighter than New York city.
Her fair silhouette takes my breath away--relax

The breeze around her, smells like flower,
The only thing that ...

0 vote   5 readings 5 min


P. Roy, ago

Rainboots. She’d asked for rainboots. The black-with-polka-dots kind. She didn’t need Kate Spade or anything. In fact, she’d seen some at Walmart for fifteen bucks. So when she informed her ...

13 votes   75 readings 5 min


Yiji, ago

Eve stood on the balcony, recalling her first visit to State College. In 2017, she left the city she had lived for 18 years to study at Penn State. When Eve first came here, everything was new to ...

0 vote   22 readings 1 min


Alexa, ago

Can we overdose?
Can you and I spend our lives in carless forevers with nonchalant attitudes and free spirits of endless first times with infinite highs?
All joy and all bliss.
Can we...

0 vote   40 readings 3 min

My Stone Bed

Valorie, ago

The journey begins. Squeezing my head, then torso and lastly my legs as I push through the paint-chipped bars of the rusted gates that are meant to keep them in and us out. But I break through. ...

0 vote   17 readings 1 min

A New Experience

SamB, ago

One day I was at home and my mom handed me $20 and told Taylor and I to go and get some food for whatever we could. So Taylor and myself packed up our stuff made our way down the sidewalk to the ...

1 vote   65 readings 5 min

2:00 AM

literariel, ago

“Don’t have a cow, Lisa!” Jennifer snapped at her roommate as she shouldered open the door to the science club’s pseudo-fraternity house. “You said you wanted to loosen up! Don’t tell ...

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PSU The other side
0 vote   45 readings 5 min

The Woodlot

Cecilia, ago

There is a woodlot in the center of Pap's field. He said that years back they used it for firewood, and that the cows took shade there on hot summer days, when there was still a herd.


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PSU The other side
6 votes   100 readings 1 min

Isle Of Joy

Medina W., ago

On the Isle of Joy, a beauty walks down the aisle
As night approached, her knight fled
She cries through her pores
Her tears pouring into a long river
Then came along a white ...

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PSU The other side
3 votes   35 readings 5 min


Bram, ago

I was surprised to be having a mental breakdown in the bread aisle. It wasn’t really the mental breakdown that was surprising, and it definitely wasn’t the bread, but there was something about...

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7 votes   183 readings 5 min

Room 21

KarlaB, ago

It was the spring of 1978, and the room 21 was ready to receive its new guest. That afternoon, a red hair girl had brought her grandmother. I did not see the tears, not even a little of sorrow. ...