2017 Issue

Coming to Terms with Not Being Super Important to the World

12th Grade Cheyenne W. “You are a worm,” said the man at the register. No, he had not said that, thought Cindy; she was daydreaming again. This man was in his sixties perhaps, clean-shaven, with the heavy, creased hands of Read More ...

A Good Man

11th Grade Jenna B. She screams, sobs, shatters. All he can do is stand there. She asks him what he was thinking, how he could do this to her, to their family. She tells him that he should’ve at least Read More ...

Gone Under

11th Grade Grand Prize Elena D.B. I peel back the left corner of the linen tablecloth and peer at the cheap wooden table, scratched and worn, hidden underneath. I am happy, at least, to be in public. Sometimes when I Read More ...

#NoDAPL

12th Grade Sara A. It was 1:37 AM and contrary to what she had called down the stairs to her mother approximately four hours prior, Francesca was not asleep. She hadn’t meant to stay up so late, but the rabbit Read More ...

The Battle Knot

9th Grade Grade Winner Pranav M. 2:00 Death is knocking from the trapdoor above us. My skin gags at the taste of sweat and grime. Twelve feeble bodies, pressed tightly in the darkness. Such silence hangs in the underground burrow, Read More ...

Table of Contents for Bluefire 2017

Table of Contents for Bluefire 2017 Gone Under by Elena D.B. The Novelty Story by Sophia D.G. The Bucket List by Shelby G. Fireproof by Sol K. The Battle Knot by Pranav M. When the Trees Walked by Anushka G. Read More ...