2015 Issue

Infant Sun

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 of Read More ...

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 ...

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 ...

Countdown

11th Grade Honorable Mention Jennifer B. Mom was a quiet person. She was different, though, than any of the other married people I had ever met. The difference was that her mate clock did not read: 0 days, 0 hours, Read More ...

Rain-Soaked Puppy

11th Grade Honorable Mention Janece W. When someone asks me, do you have a boyfriend, I always refer back to the many reasons why I in fact, do not.         Reason 1: When I was in eighth grade, there was Read More ...

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 ...