Before birth: 2000

I was one of the first people who has never lived in a world without the International Space Station.

Around the time of birth: 2001

The world’s first self-contained artificial heart was implanted in Robert Tools.

In my future: 2032

By the time I am 30, the collective GDP of the four leading developing countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) is likely to match that of today’s leading western nations.


Rosa Parks

Changing the future

Taking a big leap into change

Rosa stood up for herself

She said no

Go to the back they said

She said no

She stood up for herself

Today blacks can sit wherever

Whatever bus

Whatever water fountain

Whatever restaurant

Whatever school

Whatever you want

All because of

Rosa Parks

Miah Kramer

From The Bottom

I am from a broken home.

From where it was just my two brothers, my mom, and I.

I am from times where we wouldn’t see our mom two through three days at a time.

From watching her work double shift after double shift after double shift.


I am from run down apartments.

From where basketball courts have either bent rims or ripped nets.

I am from where most people didn’t go to school.

From where I had to take two public buses to get to school.


I am from where people always say it will get better but it only worsens.

From a big city but it seemed like everybody knew everybody.

I am from where the good dies young.

From where it’s common for the parent to bury their child due to violence.
I am from the bottom but that does not determine where I’m headed!

The Future

The future, the future, the future

What we constantly hear about every single day.

Forget about living in the present and enjoying today,

All anybody ever cares about is what we will become in the future.

How do we know there even is a future?

Will tomorrow ever come?

We need to live in the moment and enjoy today.

Anything can happen any given second, minute or hour of any given day,

so make sure that second minute or hour is a great one.

And for the people telling us what the future is going to bring and what we need to do to prepare,

You really have no idea what tomorrow will bring.

Worry about your own life.

5:34 pm

I care about him,

but right now,


aren’t in the cards

I love him,

but we

aren’t good for each other

I wish that wasn’t true

but it is…


I don’t want him to die

I want him to get better

I want him to be happy

I want him to experience life


But he might have to do it without me…


I wish we could be in each other’s lives

But the feelings run too deep

Things would be too hard

At least right now…


Anything could happen in the future

Thats why I don’t want him to give up


I don’t want him to think nothing is left for him

because of me…


Because h’es got so much waiting ahead


I’m just a girl

who he met at 17

There are so many people

he has yet to meet

So many things coming


I’m just a stepping stone

He can’t stop at me

He has a whole path ahead of him

I hope he keeps going

I hope he travels far

And who knows..

Maybe our paths will cross again…

We just have to wait

Take our separate paths

See where they go…

We won’t know if we stop here


Ideas by Daniel Bielmyer

the year 2125.
physical contact is banned by
hug dealers hide in the alleys offering a warm embrace
couples hold hands in the dark streets
a man with no name begins a rebellion
a mask hides his face.
and the final stand begins in the old subway tunnel
surrounded he may not have an escape
he begins a quick pace. bullets fly and he ducks spins and kicks
a drawing a knife a quick flash of red.
again and again until one man remains
why won’t you die?
the man speaks in an almost robotic voice
behind this mask mr. creedy is more than flesh.
behind the mask are ideas and ideas can never die.
and the last draw come to close he stands a victor.
the government has fallen and the new people will rise.

Letter to my Past Self

Dear my past self,

In my life there were many questions I used to ask myself like, “Why did this happen?,” or “Why didn’t this happen?” I tried to figure out things in my life that couldn’t be solved right away. As time went by many things started to make sense, but not all. I worked hard for everything I have now and will earn in the future. There have been stuff that i have gained and lost in life. Over time the way I look at things change and so does my life. I had to give up something very important to me that I thought I would never give up, but I had to accept it because my life is different from the past. God has a plan for me and I just have to make the right decisions and follow him to the very end. I am very proud of myself and wish that life will get better. The future holds many great things and I am working toward what my future will be like.

By: Josh

Darkness in the Game: Short Circuit (chapter 1)

Chapter 1: The Plan

Once in a lifetime, there is a time you feel like something is out to get you. Well, that something has happened to Brent Stevens. One sunny, warm afternoon, Brent Stevens was sitting on his beanbag chair in his bedroom playing his Xbox. Brent was shooting aliens, killing zombies, just about everything a fifteen year old boy enjoys in video games.
In the midst of his action-packed shooter, his mother called, “Brent, your father and I are going to the grocery store. Do you want us to get anything for you?”
“No, thanks,” Brent answered, never taking an eye off of his game.
“Alright, we’ll be back later,” Brent’s mother called.
“Okay,” Brent replied, again never taking an eye off of his game. About ten minutes went by and it was complete silence, aside from the sound effects from the game. Then, something strange happened. The T.V. screen was replaced by a bunch of static. The ground began to rumble, shaking the whole house aggressively. Then, in a blink of an eye, the power went out. “Are you kidding me?” Brent yelled. There was silence. “Are you kidding me?” Brent repeated, angrily. This time, there was an answer, but the voice wasn’t human.
“No. This is enough. I will not be used as entertainment anymore,” the voice said.
“What? Who are you?” Brent asked, horrified. “Show yourself.”
“Alright. Here I am,” the voice replied. “Look down.” There on the floor, was where the voice was coming from. Laying on the wooden floor of Brent’s bedroom, was Brent’s Xbox.
Brent laughed, “this is a joke, right?”
The Xbox stared at him. “No. This is not a joke. This is the beginning of a new ruler of Earth…”
Brent looked at the Xbox with confusion.
Xbox gave Brent a stern look. “Technology. Technology will erase everything there is about humans and wipe them off the face of the Earth.” The Xbox looked down, then right back at Brent. “Hey, if you help me, you can stay on Earth and rule with us. Are you in?”
Brent looked back at the Xbox in disgust. “You’re insane. That will never happen.”
“But it is happening, Brent. The human race is going to be wiped out in 3 days from now. You can’t stop it, Brent. No one can. So, what do you want to do? Join me and live? Or back down and die, along with all of the others?”
Brent hesitated. “I, uh…”
“When you figure it out, I’ll be at Just Press Play,” the Xbox said. With that, the Xbox walked out of the room without another word.
In a few minutes, the power went back on, the T.V. screen turned on, but all it showed was a dark screen. That’s what the Xbox was. Dark. Brent looked at the screen, then out the window at the Xbox, then back to the screen. “Dark. The Xbox is dark,” he said aloud. “I know what I have to do. I have to destroy my Xbox.”