0 vote   12 readings 5 min
The stars were mere pinpricks of silver light dotting the dark canvas of the night sky. These ancient sentinels stood steadfast in their guard over the sleeping Earth, seeing all but rarely [+]

2 votes   107 readings 5 min
Averell Saint-Delaire does not often think back on childhood fondly. His memories up until the age of 12 can only be described as lonely. As the child of the town’s most prestigious family, he spent [+]

Winner - Jury
PSU A Night at the Circus
0 vote   8 readings 1 min
“Be careful going out,” we tell each of our daughters. “The freak show is in town.”
The snake charmers will think you one of their beasts.
The strongmen will toss and rip you [+]

0 vote   38 readings 5 min

Hope

Lixing Zheng, ago

Hidden under the nake eyes of mysterious beings, nature flourishes with life. A seedling burst from the dirt with a sparkling sound.
“She’s up! She’s our last hope!”, cried a nearby [+]

0 vote   45 readings 3 min

Epiphany in the Woods

Gwendolyn Beebe, ago

I set out that day, to explore the area around my grandmother’s house, more as a way to avoid her obvious disdain for me than anything else. Due to unfortunate circumstances, I found myself living [+]

0 vote   57 readings 1 min
We frolicked all summer in the long days’ sunlight
The rays shining on his glowing skin
Golden hair dancing
Surrounding his face
I felt drawn to his strength
It pulled me away from my [+]

Winner - Jury
PSU A Night at the Circus
0 vote   23 readings 5 min
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic held the world in its icy, evil grip of depression, despair, and of course, death. No country, city, county, community was left untouched.
In a college town not [+]

4 votes   22 readings 5 min
“No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.” | John 3:13
Catholicism and I grew up together, yet independent. While being exposed to my mother’s [+]

3 votes   120 readings 1 min
There came the bells
Crows, gargoyles, and dark angels
There came the flutes
Wind blowing where the worm dwells
Pain questioned itself
Terror was amused and curious
No graveyard eve [+]

Runner up - Jury
PSU The Witching Hour