Unknown shocks still hide behind these walls. Friends can betray you, foes can hurt you. Who will they trust?
The kids find themselves in a warmer climate but warmth can be just as deadly as the cold. Beauty can be deceiving…
This cold, white land isn’t as safe as it seems. Even when they think they’re safe, danger will find them.
The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real persons, places, or events, while not entirely coincidental, is certainly not prophetic. If you are reading this, there is no doubt that I, Johnny Greene, am dead. If you found my body, I ask that you bury it. If they got my body, then they wanted you to find […]
The city of the ruin. What lies within this desolate place is like nothing you’ve ever seen.
Art by a City student. Learn more about having your art featured at thecityvoice.org/contribute. Today’s gonna be long, I thought as I checked the cupboards. I’m going to have to get more food. With a sigh, I went to the closet and grabbed the brown game bag, swinging it over my shoulder. Then I got my knives’ belt and strapped […]
Moonlight streamed through a window of the martial arts school as I slowly moved through the Defense Forms. My body flowed smoothly, muscle memory aiding me. When I went through the last move, I sighed. I would be better with a sparring partner, I thought wistfully. “Good form,” a light voice said behind me. I whirled, fists raised. A boy, […]
Illustration by a City student. Earn CAS hours for your art at thecityvoice.org/contribute. Typically, I wake up before my father. I dress in my brown leather clothes, eat breakfast, and head to the martial arts building for teaching — since I’ve learned and mastered everything before age 11. After teaching for the day, I go home and have supper with […]
Characters Kenna-Long blond-haired 6’5” 13 year old female. Tan skin. Green eyes. ~ Weapon- Martial Arts, staff Weakness- empathy ~Strength- Battle Austin-Brown-haired 5’9” 13.25 year old male. Olive skin. Blue eyes. ~ Weapon- Throwing Objects ~ Weakness- Injuries ~ Strength- Aim Milo-Black-haired 6’1” 13.5 year old male. Dark skin. Brown eyes. ~Weapon- surprise, short-distance combat, crossbow ~ Weakness- Anger ~ […]
From Apprentice They came when dark had fallen. Stealthy as shadows; they were upon us before we knew it. It was two against three, and we could’ve easily won if the girl wasn’t a magnificent fighter. And if the archer hadn’t cut us down. We were all shot in a leg or arm, knocked unconscious and wakened in an abandoned […]
The Trials have been a part of New Australia’s life since the 26 towns ~ named alphabetically ~ were made. Each half year -six months- two randomly chosen towns offer 3 children to go through these mysterious, unknown “tests.” Why are they so unpopular? No kid has come out alive. The number of the letter is critical, if they are […]
We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel – or have done and thought and felt; or might do and think and feel – is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become. Ursula K. Le Guin This week The City Voice […]