0 vote   3 readings 3 min

View From a Window

Catherine Pilling, ago

It began as a whisper. Utterances here and there about something brewing but I didn't pay it much mind. Then it reached the Pacific Northwest—closer to home but still far enough away that I felt [+]

0 vote   3 readings 3 min

The New Species in the Yard - Me

Pam Mitchell, ago

Who could imagine what might happen if your larger world were taken away, and you were left in a small, everyday space for a while. Lonely? Boring? Maybe not.
Years ago, I started a nature [+]

0 vote   47 readings 3 min
I didn't know his name, or anything about him, except that he walked past me every morning through Hort Woods and up the path to north campus with a green messenger bag. I might know, if I eve [+]

0 vote   6 readings 3 min
It was a warm summer day. Tai was laying in the wide-open field by his house, watching the fluffy clouds roll by. He had messed up his chores again, causing his parents to start fighting and for him [+]

2 votes   34 readings 3 min
Thursday, October 12, the most underrated, terrifying day of the year.
The 13 always gets the big hype,
But the anticipation, the build up, the fear of the scary things tomorrow,
That's all [+]

1 vote   11 readings 3 min
"Hold on, my shoes came untied." Dave stoops down, fiddling with his sneakers.
"No rush; we've got all day to catch up. Cole took the little monsters to the pool."
"Good way to keep them [+]

3 votes   39 readings 3 min
Alone in the deepest, darkest parts of the woods in Hoshinawa, Japan, a young child named Hikari was without a home or family of her own. Everyone saw her as a monster because of her vibrant red hai [+]

4 votes   152 readings 3 min
Note to the Reader: This is best read in a woodland (or a least near a tree).
They say there's magic in the woods. Who are "they"? No one remembers anymore. They faded into anonymity long ago [+]

Winner - Jury
PSU Through the Woods
2 votes   38 readings 3 min
Through the grim, grim woods
Two panicked children ran, tripping over thistle and weeds
They ignored the stretching branches, crooning in their ear
With sober, frightened faces they ran with [+]

Runner up - Jury
PSU Through the Woods