Inspiration

By Chaise Howard Sophia was in her room one night writing a story on her laptop for her journalism class. She began to write about a typical girl like herself who was left alone on a Saturday night and a guy broke into the main character’s house and tried to kill her. As she continued…

The Boys: Chapter 6

By Galilea Oregon   Of course Princeton was in love with me. I mean, what’s not to love? But, God. Princeton? Gay? For me? I guess it all did make sense. Why he was always watching me and why he seemed to care about every little detail about my personal life. But how in the…

The Boys: Chapter 5

by Galilea Oregon Chapter 5 Secrets   “So do you always bring cold girls to your little ‘spot’, or am I the only one?” Mia asked jokingly as she played with my lighter. “This was the only place I knew. Now that we’re here, it’s your turn to tell me a secret.” I laid down…

Six Months

By Camille Yost Sitting on the curb of an abandoned parking lot was a beautiful woman in a white sundress. Her short brunette curls stopped right at her collarbone and her beautiful pink cheeks were covered with mascara filled tears. “Excuse me miss, are you alright?” a man asked as he carefully approached the woman….

42 Days

By Camille Yost Sitting alone at the booth, he stared at the bottom of his soon to be empty glass, pondering his life and where he should be now. His friends were out living their lives, two of them with their second baby on the way, his best friend was planning his wedding with the…

The Boys: Chapter 4

by Galilea Oregon Chapter 4 Sadie’s Playing twenty questions with girls you find at CVS is an interesting experience, although not recommended if said girls happen to go to school with you. They’ll pass you notes in the middle of your math class and find out your number and text you and text you and…

The Boys: Chapter 2

Chapter 2: Ladybugs by Galilea Oregon   After the incident with the brick and window, Tristan got grounded for two weeks without his phone, and he was supposed to pay for the window repairs with his own allowance money. I honestly doubt that he would ever pay back. It wasn’t any of my business so…

Temperance: Chapter 1

Chapter 1: Klark by John Mendoza   “Listen. Son I need you to pay attention.” A man pleaded to a small child, the man’s voice wavered. His hands gripped the little boy’s shoulders forcefully, but the boy seemed too terrified to register the man’s words. Despite the grip the man shook the boy gently as…

The Boys: Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1 DIDN’T MEAN TO by Galilea Oregon   Who are we? That’s the burning existential crisis kind of question we all ask ourselves at one point while staring into our mirrors. High schoolers? Sure, but it goes beyond that. It goes beyond simply going to school and homework and sports. We are more than just…

Too Good to be True?

By: Frank Remele and Razmon Urbano   Jerry Serratos drove to work comfortably, believing he had made it in life. At 24 years old, he was the CEO and founder of the tech giant Ulo, worth billions. His own personal worth amounted to an excess of 500 million dollars, which was more than enough to…

Ever Thought of Writing a Novel? Here’s Your Chance!

By: Johnathon Froman November has been in session for a few days now which means only one thing: NaNoWriMo has started! But the question for those who’ve never heard of this strange word is: “What is NaNoWriMo?” NaNoWriMo is, as you might have guessed, an acronym for National Novel Writing Month. It’s quite a mouthful,…

Never Be Alone: Chapter 2

By: Daniella Suarez Link to: Chapter 1 My heart began to race. I felt like my heart was going to pop out of my chest. My father’s eyes were bloodshot. I knew he was drunk again. “What are you doing in my room?” I didn’t know what to say, I felt like he was going to…

Never be Alone: Chapter 1

By: Daniella Suarez Some days I wonder if my dad misses me. Other days I wonder why I’m still wondering. It’s so crazy how everything can change in a blink of an eye; how can he just abandon me like that? I was 5 years old when my mother died of breast cancer. At that…

Debilitated Fate

By Evelyn Carrillo  Chapter 1: The Impossible It all started in the year 2050 when mankind encountered extraterrestrial beings. They were called Gingous and they had the ability to resolve any situation that they encountered. They had egg-like heads and muscular figures. They also had two arms and two legs, their skin a slate-blue color…

Too Late

By Julie Moreno * * *         “Why are you late?” Mr. Valdez looks at me waiting for my answer. I’m standing in front of the classroom with everyone staring.         Will you like to ask my siblings that? “I woke up late,” I murmur to him. He nods at me and tells me to…