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  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    Yesterday, I built a shed. Yes, I, Queen of Nerds, went outside and engaged in manual labor. Armed with nothing but my bare hands and the shade of my brother’s baseball cap, I set out on a mission- to prove to my family that I can handle just as much work as my brothers. The harsh winds of Colorad...
  • Fiction > Romance
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    It smelled like salt, but it felt like elation. Her palms fell open, like flowers beginning to blossom. She had always loved the ocean. Something about it made her feel weightless and free. She opened her eyes and leaned forward against the railing of the deck. The ocean helped her to forget. ...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Flip pencil, daydream Twirl hair, swat at fly, pass notes Sleep, write this haiku...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    If we were a romance, you’d kiss me If we were a comedy, you’d made me laugh If we were a horror, you’d protect me from ghosts If we were a fantasy, you’d save me from the dragon If we were a comic, you’d be my hero But we’re not. We’re realistic fiction. So you don’t even know ...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    How much emotion Can be born in seventeen Syllables? So much. So then why am I Unable to harness it? My poems are dead inside. No emotion comes From these words but frustration And desperation. Anyone can count Syllables. The trick Is to make them sing. Haiku is easy. But good h...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Eyes pierce, eyebrows fold You always know when something's wrong. I love you, mom....
  • Fiction > Romance
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    Even when the sun set and the wind picked up, she stayed outside. She crossed her arms and her legs to keep herself from shivering, but she refused to come inside. The sky was her only escape. Her head became a statue, permanently posed to look out at the purple sky and the few stars that began to a...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Back and forth, you, me Tear me down, build me back up Your words define me...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Back and forth, up, down Me and you, right here, right now Smiles, laughs and love...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Romney? Huntsman? Paul? Santorum? Gingrich? Bachmann? Who will win? Who cares?...
  • Opinion > Current Events / Politics
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    Last year, we saw the United States Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reach out its hand to drug dealers and weapon dealers alike to greet them with the words, “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you.” And help them they did. In the ‘gunwalker’ case...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Straining, hoping, tears Trying harder, reaching but Never touch the stars...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Hands pass over eyes Wipe away shame, erase past Mistakes still haunting...
  • College
    Guide > College Articles
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    Colleges today want so much from students. They want good grades, extracurricular activities, AP classes. They want you to be an amazing writer, they want you to play sports and they want to see you speak a foreign language fluently. You need amazing SAT scores, the ability to play an instrument and...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    We build up our futures, our hopes and our dreams Then our lives erupt into silent screams We scheme, we think, we plan out a life We don’t know it all will end in strife We throw our hopes into reality That cold disaster of actuality As the future becomes the present, And our lives spirals...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Delicate beauty Yellow circle of sunlight Sir, where is the weed?...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    Just the fact that I’m alive Means you won’t be satisfied Until all my dreams have died My hands are tied This is my life, it’s not your to take Not yours to rule, not yours to break You pretend that you care, but you are such a fake It was my decision, my choice to make It’s my faul...
  • Poetry > Ballad
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    Too scared to know your own true feeling You sit in the dark and stare at the ceiling The world around you is alerting People dying, people hurting Can you ever be happy when your life is fated To pin you to the mortality you created? Trails of dirt and tears streak your face It never would h...

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