BY JESSICA WANG It’s The Day we’ve been dreading. Summer’s ended, and school begins in a week. Only yesterday, Mom took me to buy all the necessary items for the new school year–a bookbag, writing utensils, lined paper. You offered to come with me, but I refused. It’s too depressing to think that you won’t […]

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By Chelsea Liu Darkness falls The starry cloak Veils the world In mist The day is a dream And I slumber with My eyes Wide Open      Drifting Sinking into shadows Breathing I live in the night And the night lives inside My mind I haunt the alleys Whispers in A silent street Tiptoe down my […]

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Inkspill Issue 1 now available online!



When the Sun Sets

By Ashley W. She stares at her feet, the flowing skirts of her white dress rising with the movement of her knees as she climbs up the rocky steps. The rocks are surprisingly even, the warm temperature the outcome of the afternoon sun’s rays. She shields her eyes with her hand, squinting into the sunlight […]

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By Jessica W. I’d be better off dead. But I’m a coward, and I can’t do it. I’ve tried countless ways, countless times, but I keep on backing away. Leaping back to safety, clutching at something, dumping the glass down the sink, somehow rescuing myself from something that I do want, badly. I just can’t […]

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War Here; War at Home

By Nicole B.

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The Golden Peacock

By Katrina C. In the debonair ballroom, glamorous people were dancing happily in gowns and tuxedoes. The bustling group of people tumultuously enjoyed their night to celebrate the future queen and king’s marriage. As a gift from the high merchants of the king, there laid a miraculously fine golden and bejeweled peacock in the center […]

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