Claire was sitting at the counter, eating her canned chili out of a bowl. It was salty and overcooked and she needed to go shopping for more supplies so she could actually cook something. She swallowed a bit of the beefy stuff and washed it down with a gulp of two-buck chuck. The taste of […]Read more "Gateway"
A high school-aged girl celebrates her birthday in an institution. [3700 words]Read more "Cupcake"
A frat boy promises his girlfriend he won’t go to the party tonight, but the guys talk him into going. [6900 words]Read more "A Night for Brothers"
The ‘78 Chevy pickup came down the road in a plume of dust. When it jolted to a halt, the dirt caught up and wrapped around it before settling like a fog. The night was bright under the gibbous moon. “Stay in the truck,” he barked. He whipped the keys from the ignition and shoved […]Read more "The Chevy on the Long Dirt Road"
I was hunching over three textbooks and a pile of notebooks, wrapped in my thickest blanket and wearing two pairs of socks, trying to figure out this like impossible homework problem. I’m about to pull my hair out when my phone buzzed and I get this text from Penelope: they wont find my body till […]Read more "Nothing Serious"
Chris couldn’t wait for this trip to end. She tapped the screen on her phone and her Snapchat wasn’t sending and this was like her last freaking chance to get a message out before her battery died. Why wouldn’t it just send? She wanted to show her friend Vivia a picture of the drawing she […]Read more "Canyonlands"