Thoughts. My Thoughts. By Hailey Hoffman

When we are small, we are fearless. The world isn’t truly scary until we understand the dangers that are around us, the decisions that could make or break us, the judgement of the people and society we live in, or the crumbling world we never asked to be born into in the first place. When we are little, we laugh in the face of danger. … Continue reading Thoughts. My Thoughts. By Hailey Hoffman

One More Time. By Virginia Burns

As the flames arose from the charcoal-stained ruins, I realized just how royally I had screwed up. Smoke puffed out of the remaining window sills as the building rooves crumbled. A cat ran across an empty street, his home probably destroyed. Flies buzzed as they investigated the mess that had been left behind. I inhaled, trying to get the oxygen flowing in my lungs once … Continue reading One More Time. By Virginia Burns

“This Time it was a Blonde” by Chloe Riggs

Bump. Bump. Bump. Potholes line the dirt road the blue truck glides across. I bounce in my seat every time a tire lands in them. The thumping in  the back of the truck from the previous victim banging against its metal walls urges me to slow my speed, trying to quiet the noises in case anyone is nearby.  It has been two hours since I … Continue reading “This Time it was a Blonde” by Chloe Riggs

Hell is Home by Hynnja Dietrich

Prompt: You are a broke college student who is in desperate need of money, you respond to an advertisement to test a new virtual reality technology at a local tech startup; they are paying well. The VR technician tells you that this new experience will be indistinguishable from reality. He seats you in a chair and injects you with a syringe in the base of … Continue reading Hell is Home by Hynnja Dietrich