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Fiction

Written by  Rancho Cucamonga High School  

In this thriller, Lana is the leading psychiatrist at Leaf Brooke's Mental Institution. She encounters a peculiar little girl who is seemingly very sweet. Little does she know is that the little girl isn't as delightful as she thinks. (Note: the last word

Poetry

Written by  Alta Loma High School  

This poem describes the cycle of life and uses the themes of Carpe Diem and Tempus Fugit to show how time goes by too fast, and before you know it, the end has arrived, and there's no way to escape death.

Action/Adventure   Fantasy   Young Adult

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James Thatcher must go on an adventure to rescue his sister!

Poetry

Written by  Los Osos High School  

We often forget how certain words can affect someone. This is the effect this one word has had on me, that one day, and every other.

Non-Fiction

Written by  Ontario High School  

A little lesson on the history of the glorious buttox.

Fiction

Written by  Montclair High School  

The oldest daughter of an immigrant, Esperanza shoulders the responsibility of being the first in her family to go to college. Shedding light on the responsibilities high school students juggle to be accepted into college, Esperanza, Smile! is a short sto

Fiction

Written by  Alta Loma High School  

This was longer but I have to cut a few things to meet the word limit, still a great, thought-provoking short story. What will the future be like? Will it ever get this bad? This story will draw you in at the beginning and keep you hooked to the very end.

Fiction

Written by  Los Osos High School  

This is a short story about a young man who, for the time being, is caught up in seeing the world through a pessimistic and negative outlook. This view changes, however, when the day that he has looked forward to for quite some time finally arrives.

Screenplay

Written by  Rancho Cucamonga High School  

A young girl has nothing but unhappy thoughts in her head. A psychiatrist tries to find out the problem and make her feel better.

Poetry

Written by  Los Osos High School  

The main theme in this poem is the fear found in oneself. Each person sees himself or herself in a distinct way that no one else will be able to understand in the same way. Distorted versions of oneself is commonly seen, yet rarely recognized. The purpose

Non-Fiction

Written by  Chaffey District Online High School  

This is the preface to my story written on Wattpad. It's a very important time in my life and I wish could have shared more with you but I hope you'll get enough of an idea through this preface. Enjoy.

Fiction

Written by  Colony High School  

A short story in two points of view about humans being able to fly. Many can't fly due to giving up their dreams one way or another. Those who can fly are shunned because the community is jealous of them. Main characters are Ash and Angel.

Fiction   Horror

Written by  Los Osos High School  

A boy runs from the woods in trepidation, only to discover what is true fear is.

Poetry

Written by  Ontario Christian High School  

This poem was inspired when my friend suggested the title. It explores the dark depths and secrets of the human soul, encouraging the reader to engage in introspection. The hidden message of the capitalization further engages the concept of reading and se

Poetry

Written by  Alta Loma High School  

The pain I had gone through after my brother had died and how my oldest brother was my inspiration to go on.

Poetry

Written by  Los Osos High School  

This poem describes the feelings I feel to the man that helped conceive me. This poem is my letter to him.

Poetry

Written by  Etiwanda High School  

This poem was originally written in a pocket sized notebook, with my intentions being to fill every line in the notebook for one single poem. My selected writing style (with very few words per line), though odd at first, is, I'm certain, easy enough to ge

Non-Fiction

Written by  Alta Loma High School  

A culture of selfishness: the story of America Consumerism, capitalism, and selfishness in modern America.

Screenplay

Written by  Etiwanda High School  

A lonely Parisian woman with cancer has a strange fantasy where all her dreams come true. Although everything seems amazing yet intriguing, things might not be what they seem. She falls in love, comes face to face with her illness, and learns something ne