The 152nd Day

The 152nd Day is a choose your own adventure piece of interactive fiction. Will you make it out alive?

 

Click here to enter, if you dare. 

 

Kayla Sutter is a senior English major from New Jersey, currently residing in the Poconos, PA. She is a burrito connoisseur, makeup enthusiast, and an avid concert goer that travels all over to see her favorite bands.

Breakup!

By Aleea White-Ortiz

Aleea White-Ortiz is from Reading,  PA. She goes to East Stroudsburg University. Her major is Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in English. She is a junior. Her writing interest is in fiction because she gets to be very creative. Outside of writing, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, bowling, and playing with her dog Simba.

Produce Shopping

Janice is a junior pursuing a degree in English with a concentration in Professional and New Media Writing.  While writing is the center of her life, she also enjoys video games, language learning, and Japanese culture in her free time.  Although most of her writing is creative, she is trying to expand her horizons and explore various genres.  In the future, she plans to pursue a graduate degree in Professional Writing as well, and her ultimate goal is to be a creative writer for a living.

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Nighthawk

By Samuel Neupauer

Inspired by Edward Hopper’s painting Nighthawk

It’s Friday

About 1 AM

Everyone is where he or she should be,

Or shouldn’t, it’s all a matter of how you see things.

The streets are clear, at least on my side of town.

Downtown things are different, people: moving, dancing, drinking, laughing, talking, socializing, flirting, dazzling, swinging, being hip, rocking the town.

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Pure, Dark Space

By Jodie Grier

The terror is real,

but so are you.

 

When the anger rips at your smokey lungs,

and the venom drips like burgundy blood from your lips,

and the cheap whiskey bottle flies from your finger tips,

do not apologize.

 

Lizards with scales of night crawl at your feet,

protectively,

following you through the stars,

drifting on waves of pure, dark space.

 

Death will flip His coins,

playing with your fate.

And when he shows his empty face,

licking his serpentine tongue at your heart,

 

make sure to bite it off.

 

Jodie Grier is a senior in professional & media writing with minors in Psychology and Women’s Studies. Music is her inspiration for life. Much of her time is spent listening to records, reading, and working as a bartender. After finishing school and exploring the world, she would like to return to university as a professor of English.

Some, Like Stars…

By Jodie Grier

National news and media outlets had avoided reporting on the disaster completely, leaving millions of people in the cold clutches of ignorance – not that panic would have saved them anyway. There was nothing to be done. Everyone knew that the air was polluted – believing wholeheartedly that air purifiers and surgeon’s masks would keep them safe until the government elicited action. There were plans.

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Photography by Jodie Grier

Bar Harbor Coast. Acadia National Park, there is a coastal walking and hiking trail that allows visitors to climb along the rocky cliffs. Although views of the Atlantic were completely blocked by the thick ocean fog, the conditions allowed for eerie photographs.

Boiler Works. The rusted metal and brick skeleton of an empty factory attracts many local kids looking for adventure.

Chapel Walls. As one shuts the wooden door to this small sanctuary, all outside noises are silenced. This space is made for meditation and reflection.

Nature’s Thirds. After taking this photograph atop Mount Minsi, I realized that the trees set up an almost-perfect set of perpendicular lines that reminded me of a rule of thirds grid.

Sunset Division. Rusty fall colors and a setting sun allowed for a beautiful collage of nature’s work. Taken from a hidden ledge along the side of Mount Minsi.

Jodie Grier is a senior in professional & media writing with minors in psychology and women’s studies. Music is her inspiration for life. Her time is spent listening to records, reading, and working as a bartender. After finishing school and exploring the world, she would like to return to university as a professor of English.