10 votes   146 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   148 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 on [+]

2 votes   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 [+]

Winner - Jury
PSU Lost and found
1 vote   541 readings 1 min
In the depths of his room
Illuminated by the twilight sky
A child laid in their room
Idly watching the seasons pass by.
The boy stayed trapped,
Buried over the years
Suffocating [+]

2 votes   1517 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 vote   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 [+]

2 votes   705 readings 5 min
Theresa and Alexander were a happily married couple. They lived in the city of Denver, Colorado. Alexander worked as a receptionist for a high-end hotel, and Theresa worked as a dentist’s assistant [+]