The Lady in Black

By Paige Wyatt The lonely stretch of Highway 74 is as close to a lover as Dani has known. It’s always there for her when she’s lost her way– a strong presence for as far back as her memory goes. The dark asphalt and faded white lines are a welcome sight at the end ofContinue reading “The Lady in Black”

The End of Time

By Kaitlynn McShea The End of Time Time was ending. The Earth cleared itself by flooding coasts and burning trees, by spreading disease and withholding rain. Gradually, creatures started dying. The Earth had killed creatures intentionally and without sorrow for many millennia. It was Earth’s nature, after all. It created and destroyed, because that wasContinue reading “The End of Time”

Cassandra of the Dunes

An urban legend retelling inspired by “Diana of the Dunes.” Cassandra at Dawn Cassandra watched as the white-crested waves crashed onto the shore. She and her family had come to this beach every year since she was two. It was the same every year: lazy days of swimming and ice cream and sunbathing. But thisContinue reading “Cassandra of the Dunes”

Metal Gear Boyfriend

Adelaide could hardly contain her excitement when her father announced that the Hollingsworth family would attend the Columbian Exposition World’s Fair at Chicago. She spent weeks making lists, reading every newspaper and pamphlet she could, planning which exhibitions she would visit and when. She especially wanted to see electricity and steam powered machines.  “You shouldContinue reading “Metal Gear Boyfriend”

Where the Veil is Thin

Marley didn’t believe in ghosts.  Well, that wasn’t entirely true. She believed in ghosts in the figurative sense, like mistakes that come back to haunt you or people from your past that hold you back. But literal ghosts like those that slam doors or possess cursed objects, well, those didn’t exist.  But there was somethingContinue reading “Where the Veil is Thin”