0 vote   86 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   9 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   48 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   19 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   42 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   226 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   77 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
1 vote   45 readings 3 min
We left for a weekend to get away from the constant, heavy cloud of stress that seemed to surround our college campus. It set in from the first day of classes, and hung there, unmoving ever since. Ou [+]

0 vote   29 readings 3 min
It’s 3 am. My son is up for the second time for a bottle and diaper change. I’m exhausted, but it’s my night. My husband lies next to me, snoring obliviously. Tomorrow will be his night.
I [+]

0 vote   35 readings 3 min

The Garden of the Earth

Aidan Hearn, ago

The gates were opened so many years ago
To the Garden of the Earth.
The lock was broken and the gates flew open
The sun walked into the garden for the first time.
He drew a square [+]

0 vote   48 readings 3 min

The Rabbit

Ajay Ganesh, ago

It was a normal day and I was running around as happy as can be. But then they came out of nowhere, huge metal things that seemed like birds but were bigger than the largest eagles I had ever seen [+]