10 votes   143 readings 1 min
It’s raining, which means he’s here.
His visits are sporadic as they are attempts to escape the rain.
I can’t deny him or turn him away, in fact I can’t move.
He enters while [+]

2 votes   143 readings 3 min

It Started with Thunder

Steph Prizhitomsky, ago

It started with the thunder. The low grumble, as if from a ferocious animal, crept up on the castle, slowly and softly until it erupted with such vigor that it shook the teacups on their china [+]

0 vote   1009 readings 3 min
Only in that instant did I remember what happened during a sleepover when I was a girl. Clad in rainbow star pajamas to match her name, Celeste shared that she had heard that if we twirled around [+]

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PSU Brunchin' Around
1 vote   80 readings 5 min
“I’m thinking of a number between one and fifty. You get three tries to guess what it is.”
“Ugh, I hate guessing games! I’m not a mind reader, you know?” It’s a good thing you [+]

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PSU For the Love of the Game
0 vote   86 readings 5 min
Leaves crunch beneath my feet and bare tree branches strike my cheeks as I push myself through the woods. My breath comes in quick, shallow pants, my lungs burning with each breath I force myself to [+]

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PSU For the Love of the Game
5 votes   301 readings 3 min
Content warning: This story contains references to sexual assault.
The streets are always live during the day. People are in every corner trynna get what they can beggin for money or hittin [+]

2   580 readings 3 min
The leaves pull at your feet with a playful child's grip. The door holds your hand with a lover's urgency. The card reader clicks with a parent's chiding tone.
But you must go back. You've [+]

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PSU Lost and found
2   1516 readings 1 min
I stood over his sleeping body, knife in one hand and ring on the other. Today is our 3rd anniversary but it always felt like a funeral. It's funny how smiles always mask cries. When I first met him [+]

1   464 readings 5 min
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He finishes his drink, and briefly makes eye contact with the man across from him at the table. He excuses himself and stands, giving a stiff nod to the men at the table as they continue thei [+]