2015 Issue

The Milk Has Gone Sour

  7th Grade Middle School Grand Prize Isabel W. The milk has gone sour. I stumble into the kitchen, my eyes held half-shut by sleep crust, thinking I might go and make some cereal. Cereal is an easy thing to Read More ...

Time Will Tell

  10th grade Honorable Mention 2015 Miranda S. I pause by the spinning wheel. Three faces look back at me, three grins with only one tooth. Along with other things, they’re weaving my new suit, and though they have but Read More ...

Dies Irae

  9th Grade Honorable Mention 2015 Melinda S. Something big is happening. John staggered around a corner, grasping the wall to steady himself on creaking knees, and yanked open the cellar door. They warned us about this on the news. Read More ...

Infant Sun

&nsbp; 7th Grade Honorable Mention Isabella R. She washes her hands three times, staring at her gloomy reflection in the large bathroom mirror. Her face is so tired: dark half-moons border her grey eyes. Blowing a wisp of hair out Read More ...

The Wolf

  6th Grade Middle School Winner Rosalynne J. Frosted leaves glitter with a thousand faces, reflected the features of men treading by, guns in hand. They each had dark eyes and sideburns that led to mustaches and beards. One among Read More ...

Broken to Pieces

  6th Grade Honorable Mention Gloria Z. “Smith! Get the hell over here!” My track and gym coach, Mr. Parkinson barked. I sighed and jogged over, earning a series of sympathetic glances from my friends. It was the last block Read More ...

Wishes

  8th Grade Honorable Mention Kayla W. The first day was the day of smiles, the day of paper roses and colorful trees, of ruffled linen sheets, and the warm glow of a miracle. You probably don’t remember. It was Read More ...

Awake

A tiny thorn, glinting with anticipation. Anxiety. A single prick, ripe with hesitation. Fear. A drop of blood, plummeting to the dark earth. Regret. A thick fog of magic, catching me as I lost feeling. Darkness.

Table of Contents for Bluefire 2015

Table of Contents for Bluefire 2015 Blue Umbrella by Caroline B. The Milk Has Gone Sour by Isabel W. Choice by Paco P. Blue-Coat Girl by Emma E. Duet by Max H. The Wolf by Rosalynne J. Noah Who Gives Read More ...