Manhunt By Desiree Rull

“Are you going?” We were walking to Biology when you broke the silence. I knew exactly what you were asking; you wanted me to go to the JROTC manhunt fun night. Manhunt fun night was when all the students from our high school would run around the base at midnight playing a massive game of […]

The Tightest Coils By Jordyn Dees

My legs were crossed on the scratchy, beige carpet; pressed firmly into an embroidered sofa cushion. Cartoons danced across the TV screen, blurry through teary vision. I whined and cried, twisting away from my mother and that sharp-toothed thing she called a brush as it ripped and ripped and ripped through my hair. I wanted […]

Donuts by Grace Beilman

There I was, sitting at an outdoor lunch table, contributing nothing to the world except being a third wheel to my sister and her boyfriend who didn’t realize that they were in a public place. That morning before I sat in the glorious spot that is the high school cafeteria, my step-father bestowed upon me […]

Lost In My Own Mind by Zoya Rizwan

 My heart races, thudding harshly against my chest. My looming fear towering above me, each bated breath is heavy in my lungs. My stomach aches; I already feel the wind rushing against me as I make my steady descent, falling into the pit of oblivion. “I can’t breathe” I repeat over and over again in […]

I Remember by Anonymous

CONTENT WARNING: DEPICTIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT I remember you, my first and only masseuse, in your 30s or 40s, maybe children or a wife at home. Dark brown almost black hair shaved on the sides, letting it grow in the middle. I remember a sort of scowl that left a mark on your forehead, deep […]

My Body by Anonymous

CONTENT WARNING: DEPICTIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT he’s prying on her innocenceundressing her as she walksa predator catching its preyplaying each string of her hearthearing the harmony of her laugh, he knows his goal a frigid desk meets the pleated skirt of polyestergripping her flesh leaving an imprint of deceitwriting on her like an essayeach body […]

Red Nike’s by Anonymous

CONTENT WARNING: DEPICTIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT We were sitting in English, working on a book report. A few students found a box full of rubber bands and started to fling them at me. I asked them to stop. They did not.  Suddenly there was a hand on my head and the words “I’ll protect you” […]