1 vote   35 readings 3 min

Low Power Mode

Jmb, ago

Before my car spun out on the highway ice on the way to Chicago, slammed against the railing, and I found myself looking at the oncoming traffic of I-80—I used to spend a lot of time driving at ...

PSU The other side
7 votes   119 readings 1 min
As he keenly listened, her eyes filled with tears. A spontaneous embrace emerged. They shared nothing. Or, at least that’s what they thought. Not just the red bodily fluid nurturing their ...

PSU The other side
0 vote   22 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 ...

PSU The other side
13 votes   55 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 ...

PSU The other side
0 vote   16 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...

PSU The other side
0 vote   28 readings 1 min

My Escape

Alynn, ago

Overseas is where I went,
To escape the responsibilities,
Hoping to escape reality,
As it terrifies me.
With a hint of relief and relaxation,
I knew this is exactly what I ...

PSU The other side
28 votes   277 readings 3 min
I stood there in the pantry
My hands lightly carrying her hips
I could feel them start shaking
So I slowly loosened my grip

I was scared she would notice
But I wanted this...

Winner - Jury Selection
PSU The other side
4   1095 readings 3 min


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 ...

Winner - Jury Selection
PSU New beginnings
2   1163 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