The dark night encompasses the neighborhood of Dorchester, a small town on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., making the town seem even smaller than it really is. With no one in sight, the figure of a teenage girl appears under the streetlights. Making her way across the diameter of the streetlight glowing circle that was [...]
Infatuation is a common subject throughout life. Growing up the infatuations start off small; a school yard crush, researching your favorite animals, ect. Learning all you can about something that may seem just a slightest bit extraterrestrial. But as you grow older and your mind begins to learn more about the world around you the [...]
Carver's Letter to Santa that changes his life.
“Growing up I have always been asked, 'why do you love to be the center of attention? What does the attention get you?' I now have a reason to tell the truth.” Ashley said in front of her sophomore character development class. Ashley had been struggling to give her main and ancillary characters depth beyond [...]
The waiting room is bland, almost resembling that of an airport terminal. Splashed with drab gray-colored walls and pale, sputum yellow airport chairs. All concessions present but already closed for today. Just multiple rows of chairs and enough room in between for pacing. The “waiting room” game is never a game that is intentional or [...]
Kneeling down, shag covering her knees, Portia pulled out what appeared to be an old hat box. The contents of which could alter someone’s life and soon would. Under the power and fear of a pestle wielded by Portia Wicca, were the buds of roses, nibs of cocoa and the nectar of a honeysuckle grind [...]
In the dark, you can learn a lot. A lot about yourself, about others, about the world around you; you can learn a lot if you just take a step back and examine the small things in your everyday life. Collin knew this. He would spend many nights tucked in his attic hideaway, examining the [...]