Dee’s Diner burst with orders and noise. A local band had just passed the town, stirring the air with music and the stomachs with hunger. Giddy young ladies and tipsy sirs filled every Rex outside and stool within.
Robert Rotenburgh... (more »)
On November 22nd, 1963, one shot in one city left a nation of two hundred million hearts trembling in unison. Before dawn on the 23rd, every corner of the country, from Pacific cliffs to Rocky peaks to Atlantic shores, braced for the... (more »)
“Jason?” I asked, raising my voice slightly over the stuttering of the engine. “What’s wrong?”
I, Xyla and my brother Jason were on our way home after spending three weeks at music camp. We had been driving through nothing but snow for... (more »)
Camila felt wet.
Well that doesn’t make sense, Camila thought to herself. Why would my bed be wet?
Then Camila discovered something else. I’m not even on my bed! This feels like the ground. It feels like cold wet hard ground. Why would I be... (more »)
Anna O... A patient of Sigmund Freud, she developed feelings of transference towards her doctors. Transference, a psychiatric phenomenon, is portrayed by the shift of a human’s feelings for one individual towards a more available person. Plagued... (more »)
It was my eleventh birthday today and I was treating my class with a box of cupcakes I was bringing into school. Everyone was enjoying them as we ate them before we went out to recess. Five students in my class were absent so I had extras that I... (more »)
I sat in my small, tight living room, watching a cheesy, old soap-opera that was putting me to sleep. Just like any other person with a job, I have a life of my own too. I mean, why wouldn’t I?
I’m Adam Wenton, and I’ve got... (more »)
I woke up, my skull pounding without much memory of what had happened. The only thing I remembered was my dream. I tried hard to remember…it seemed like it was important...
I was a pizza guy, and it was my last run of the day. I was... (more »)
The girl couldn't breathe. Sitting up in shock, she looked around. She could see a large glow of red. Taking a breath, she started into a spasm of coughing. The temperature of the room she was in was rising. Fire? Fire! The realisation that she... (more »)
She wanted to get away from it all; the four-page creative essay due the next day in Spanish, and not to mention the fifty new vocabulary words. It was October 15th, 2009. Raquelita Castillo was a junior, dealing with the various stresses and... (more »)
As we slowly walked beneath the golden shining stars, Brenan held my hand in his, and quietly said “I love you”. He started to kiss me, I obliged; I had waited a while for Brenan, and now he finally wanted me. He had always been a good... (more »)
“Jamie, what are you holding in your hand?” questioned Mr. Lucas Sanders.
“It’s a picture of when we were at the beach when I was a baby,” Jamie replied holding up the photograph to her dad. Its crinkly surface... (more »)
Aiden, a famous transplant surgeon in New York, was about to accomplish one of the greatest moments in his life; a hand transplant surgery. The tiring 14 hour surgery was almost over. He just had to stitch up the remaining open flesh.
When he... (more »)
The school bell rang loudly as Ms. Smith jingled the rusty bell. Anne ran out to her house her test in hand. She ran by the cobbled road with the yellow flowers blooming on the sidewalk. A beautiful crimson-red horse - drawn- carriage passed by... (more »)
Enveloped in his own pathetic remorse and loneliness he barely hung on to reality. He sat hunched over his shaking hands, grasping his blood caked forehead. He mumbled a few some things under his breath. He only lifted his head as a noise filled... (more »)
Standing on the bridge, looking down into the frigid, black water, Amanda looked back at the dark time that led to this solution. She immediately recalled the night that would end her old life.
It was a beautiful night; the silky black sky was... (more »)