Teen & YA

At lunch, Emily sat with Kimi at a table in a corner of the cafeteria, where she would be able to spot Nick Brown or Dominique before they noticed her. Most tables at the edges of the cafeteria were either…Read more

There was something about cemeteries. Something eerily calming. As she always did, Jackie felt the urge to hold her breath as she pulled into Oak Hill Cemetery. A futile attempt to silence the whirlwind in her mind.  "Quick, hold your…Read more

It’s too beautiful to die today.  Gita and I hike along a slender trail blanketed on either side by glossy green leaves shaped like teardrops. The path isn’t steep, but I can hear Gita’s breath—the rise and fall of it,…Read more

Here are three separate but similar things: shyness, introversion, and social anxiety. You can have one, two, or all three of these things simultaneously. A lot of the time people think they’re all the same thing, but that’s just not…Read more

Lilith woke up coughing.  It was wildfire season—it was always wildfire season—and her lungs were thick with smoke and ash from the red blaze in the hills.  Her bedside clock flashed midnight, but her thin white curtains glowed gray with…Read more

We are the last of our kind.  We will not fade into the dark. We will tell our story to the stars and in this way we will never die—we will be Undying. Perhaps only the stars will hear us…Read more

Dammit,” Finn growled. “I told them the generator wasn’t your fault!”  Though she doubted pursuit, Pity locked the door of the workshop after her. All concrete floor and corrugated metal, it was little more than an old shed wedged into…Read more