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It Started with Thunder

Steph Prizhitomsky, ago

It started with the thunder. The low grumble, as if from a ferocious animal, crept up on the castle, slowly and softly until it erupted with such vigor that it shook the teacups on their china ... [+]

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Only in that instant did I remember what happened during a sleepover when I was a girl. Clad in rainbow star pajamas to match her name, Celeste shared that she had heard that if we twirled around ... [+]

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PSU Brunchin' Around
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“I’m thinking of a number between one and fifty. You get three tries to guess what it is.”
“Ugh, I hate guessing games! I’m not a mind reader, you know?” It’s a good thing you ... [+]

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PSU For the Love of the Game
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Leaves crunch beneath my feet and bare tree branches strike my cheeks as I push myself through the woods. My breath comes in quick, shallow pants, my lungs burning with each breath I force myself ... [+]

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PSU For the Love of the Game
5 votes   290 readings 3 min
Content warning: This story contains references to sexual assault.


The streets are always live during the day. People are in every corner trynna get what they can beggin for money or ... [+]

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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
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In the depths of his room
Illuminated by the twilight sky
A child laid in their room
Idly watching the seasons pass by.

The boy stayed trapped,
Buried over the years
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I stood over his sleeping body, knife in one hand and ring on the other. Today is our 3rd anniversary but it always felt like a funeral. It's funny how smiles always mask cries. When I first met him ... [+]

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He finishes his drink, and briefly makes eye contact with the man across from him at the table. He excuses himself and stands, giving a stiff nod to the men at the table as they continue their ... [+]

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Theresa and Alexander were a happily married couple. They lived in the city of Denver, Colorado. Alexander worked as a receptionist for a high-end hotel, and Theresa worked as a dentist’s assistant.... [+]