Stories tagged “school”

  • Iconoclasts

    Dean Al French was sweating. He was always sweating. Students called him the Wet Towel. But this was different. This was unhealthy, had to be. If he kept his job he was finally going to use that union insurance, go see a doctor about this sweating thin...

    • Author: RicoLaser
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Brought To Light

    Rose stomped toward the window, leaned against the wall, and let out a discontented sigh. We had been sitting in that dank room for nearly four hours. “I just don’t understand it!” she shouted. “Julia wouldn’t just run off...

    • Author: musicgirl
    • Posted almost 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Young and Dumb (Mature)

    Ah, fuck me. I inhale too hard and fast, scald my throat with hot smoke. Always goes this way when I’m anxious, puffing and puffing on my cigarette hardly breaking to exhale. I just want to pull as much into my body as possible, feel that weird s...

  • Fish or Cut Bait

    “Maybe we could take a look,” Rae mused. “Could be a Marauder base…” “Aren’t you forgetting someone?” Violet asked, converting to robot form in a clatter of moving parts. “The other me and the other you...

  • Down Below

    I sit, blinking slowly behind my glasses. The concrete is dull and cool beneath me. I scuff my shoes miserably against the hard ground, and wait for the reprimand that always accompanies the action. There is only the shuffling quiet of people trying to...

    • Author: Lighty
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • All The Stars In The Sky Can Be Mistaken For Planes

    The theory behind roller coasters lies within the concept of gravity: How what goes up must ultimately come down and how friction (both literally and metaphorically) exists in the realm of our every movement. I once mentioned (to a friend) that I was ...

  • Air Over Open Water

    The leaves are numerous, Noon illuminated, Nearly neon green, Consuming light the clouds can’t catch— While the wind’s whims Dance branches like puppet limbs With systems of cool air (the canyon’s companion) Quick to rollick lif...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • How To Think Like An Imagist (6/5)

    “William Carlos William’s poetry is first on your syllabus. Now, give me a word and I’ll give you a relative image. You there, the boy with the I love breasts t-shirt.” “Alcoholic” he says, proud of himself. His clas...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • School not cool

    First day of school but only for me….. I walk in my homeroom everyone stares the teacher makes me talk about myself “My name is Lucy” that’s all i say 1st period i notice a boy that’s in my homeroom “My names Mike...

  • Parting is Such Sappy Sorrow, Such Confusing Pain

    The sun filtered through the green needles with the first real heat of a Carolina summer. The ground felt hot on my back, or maybe I felt hot on the ground. The smell of sap was everywhere. Though chaos engulfed me I heard only my own heartbeat. Alex w...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Contemplations of a Tortured Existence

    “That’s no way to talk about your mother,” Winston chided gently, “She loves you, you know.” Earnest sulked in the yellow glow of his desk lamp, “Oh, I know that. She reminds me. It’s why she suffered the trava...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted about 6 years ago.
  • Narrow Escape

    “Uh, Sally?” Sally turned to see her best friend, Cici, staring at her distended belly. “Yes?” Sally purred, crossing her arms. “No offense, but you look like you’re nine months pregnant,” Cici muttered, cringi...

  • Hivelings Pt. 1: Prologue

    “Cassidy, wake up!” The teenage Hiveling groaned as she was awoken by her mother’s voice. “Aw, c’mon mom,” she moaned. “Just a few more minutes?” “It’s your first day of high-scool, and you kn...

  • Hivelings Pt. 2: Apprehension

    Cassidy stood anxiously at the bus stop, awaiting the arrival of the school bus. She had her black hair tied back in a ponytail, and a white backpack was slung over her shoulder. She was nervous. Being a Hiveling, she wasn’t entirely human. Speci...

  • Hivelings Pt. 3: Introductions

    The bus driver, a middle-aged woman with a thin body and flat figure, appraised Cassidy up and down. “Strange…” she murmured. “You seem familiar…” “Well, I’m pretty sure we haven’t met,” Cassi...

  • Hivelings Pt. 5: Orientation

    The two chatted amiably during the whole bus ride to the school, and even continued talking on their way inside. Once inside, they stared in awe. The school’s main lobby was huge, and there were many different creatures. Nagas, humans, centaurs, ...

  • Hivelings Pt. 6: Speech

    “May I have your attention please?” the naga called. “Allow me to introduce myself. I am the principal of this school. Welcome to Taura High.” She took the mic off its stand and began moving across the stage. “Years ago,&#...

  • Hivelings Pt. 7: Ivan

    “I got Math first,” Cassidy said, looking over her list of classes. “Then History, Science, Gym, and…” She eyed the list with a look of confusion. “…Vore??” Ellis stared. “I got the exact same sched...

  • Pen

    It lands acutely, absolutely. An albatross over a white ocean, wandering, wondering, nearer the horizon, eventually exhausted, exasperated. It is devoid of truth.

    • Author: brevity
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Real Summer Reading List

    Three things are certain in life: Death, Taxes, and Summer Reading. At the end of every school year, English teachers across the nation assign students summer reading over summer break in preparation for English Class next year.As students often find w...

  • The Real Summer Reading List (cont.)

    If You Give A Mouse A Cookie: Few books teach children teenagers as much logic as does If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. As students often struggle to understand the meaning of important texts like The Great Gatsby, Heart of Darkness, or Romeo and Juliet, ...

  • The Real Summer Reading List (ending)

    The Hunger Games: I should clarify – the movie, NOT the book. Why should a student spend a couple of hours reading a book when they could watch a movie in a little over two hours? The movie allows for the reader to have the picture painted in their h...

  • Magenta

    “He doesn’t do this at home.” The mother sat, frustrated, angry, at the end of her rope. Facing her was the teacher, frazzled, frustrated, also unsure of what to do with the student, who now sat calmly when only minutes before was ove...