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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

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  Ontario Christian High School  

This is a modern telling of the ancient biblical story of Hosea and Gomer. Hosea, to be God's representative, was told to marry a prostitute, though he did not understand why. He was faithful to her through everything. God was creating a physical represen

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.

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.

Fiction

Written by  Alta Loma High School  

This short story takes place at a bar where a woman is confronted by a man. He uses a penny to limit the time in which he tells her his story of war and disappears by the time it stops spinning.

Fiction   Screenplay

Written by  Upland High School  

Myrtle is a troubled young teen who's was of finding love and defining it may be too skewed to be changed.

Fantasy   Fiction

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Might not seem as much at first, but Emilie and Tiara meet a bird, a few of his friends, and his dimension and help defeat an unexpected enemy.

Fiction   Non-Fiction   Screenplay

Written by  Montclair High School  

A mental patient suffering from schizophrenia, she battles between what is really there and what's not and has to choose between living in her own world or the real world.

Fiction   Romance   Teen

Written by  Colony High School  

This isn't your cliche boy-girl happy ending. This is actually just a reminisce of how i came about to fall in love with... a girl.

Fiction

Written by  Los Osos High School  

A man must confront his heartbreak and deal with the consequences of his actions.

Fiction   Non-Fiction

Written by  Ontario High School  

.this is my short story about how great life is with love. hope you enjoy. thank you!

Fiction   Poetry

Written by  Upland High School  

It is story about how love found me in the gutter and showed me beauty nothing more and nothing less.

Fiction

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Originally 1800 words. 1200 really is (too) short. Scifi reincarnation timetravel.

Fiction

Written by  Alta Loma High School  

Everything's all fun and games until someone breathes in too much paint.

Fiction

Written by  Rancho Cucamonga High School  

Sometimes the people responsible aren't always the only one guilty.

Fiction

Written by  Chaffey High School  

Olivia Miller is not the typical teenage girl. She hates pink and wears black from head to toe. Her parents want her to make friends and to socialize with girls her age, she never makes the effort and is nicknamed "Olive the Freak". Her mother forces her