Small Flame – by Ciarra Annis

If you were to ask any of the orphans at the Oaks who the funniest among them was, the answer would not be Yevra, she would not top the chart. If you were to ask any of them who told the most jokes, then you would be closer to getting an accurate glimpse of her…

Ray – by Olivia Fink

The small restaurant looked unassuming from the outside. From where I trudged in the rain, all I could make out was rustic wooden furniture, the dim lights that hung low from the rafters, and a snappy beat with a quiet voice that leaked through the door every time it was pushed or pulled open. Besides…

Stars – by Olivia Drake

There is a large pine tree that stands alone in a forest of maples. Every night, a little girl comes and sits under its expansive branches. With her, she brings a small black notebook and a pen.  Her thoughts leave a long trail on the scarred paper, where the lines of ink ran dark.

The Loop: Part One – by Muzzy Iqbal

My name is Jason. As of right now, I am fourteen years old to date on June 17th, 2046. I’m writing this to prove my mother wrong. My mother is a history teacher at my school, and she believes the world will end next week. Apparently my dad, neighbors, other teachers, and pretty much everyone…