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Trivial

Trivial

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
May 19, 2017 • 38 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Jerry was a fidgety man with a face that made people nervous to look at--not because it was intimidating by any means, but because of a characteristic twitching of the corner of his mouth at odd intervals.  He was short and balding, although with the amount of time he spent fixing his hair each morn...

Ode to Despondency

Ode to Despondency

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor
May 19, 2017 • 28 views
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The sun’s descent beneath the clustered buildings of Paris gave confidence to all night’s shadows, even the most fickle in spirit, and they drew to huddle amongst the tattered scraps of paper and piled dust on the streets.  Huddled, too, against the back of a young man, barely upon the age of eight-and-ten,...

Lunar Landing: The Hidden Files

Lunar Landing: The Hidden Files

Seth Anderson, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017 • 84 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

July 20th, 1969 20:17:40 They had been told that it was impossible, a fever dream, a fruitless endeavor. But now, after billions of dollars, countless hours, and a ton of luck, the United States had finally reached the moon. The space race was theirs. Neil Armstrong, the youngest of the three ...

To the Depths of the Sea

To the Depths of the Sea

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer
May 23, 2016 • 222 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Waves came rolling in to break against the craggy shore.  He watched as they scurried back, only to gather themselves back up and ram against the rocks once more.  Straining his eyes, he looked as far as he could into the distance, but it was futile.  The sun was setting, and with it went any hope...

The Choice

The Choice

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer
May 10, 2016 • 219 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

You are all alone in a tunnel, and all you remember, or know, is you must keep walking. The cave you reside in appears to be as black as night, with shadows an emptiness resembling a ghost town. The walls weep with perspiration, invisible silhouettes crawling along the edges of your periphery like silent...

Fool’s Gold

Fool’s Gold

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer
May 2, 2016 • 225 views
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The town rose dully before them, with little fanfare from anyone in the wagon.  They were tired, far too tired to cheer or work up a smile.  Reaching the town was just another milestone, scratched away from their to-do lists and left to collect dust. Jess shifted the baby in her arms and leaned...

The Forest

The Forest

Noelle Walker, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 21, 2016 • 213 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

The wind howled through the trees and I shivered. It was not from the cold. Ahead of me was a forest, filled completely with darkness. With trembling fingers, I grabbed my elbows to give me something to hold onto and forced myself onward. "You don't have to do this, you know," Elise's voice...

Other Side of the Mirror

Other Side of the Mirror

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer
March 28, 2016 • 233 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

The moon hung lazily in the sky, barely illuminating the sheer cliffside and dark pines far below.  Shadows posed in eerie battle stances, their forms grotesque as they shifted with the wind.  He had not noticed until then how cold the night was, how unwelcoming.  Even the silence, usually so peaceful...

Mona and I

Mona and I

Noah Smith, Staff Writer
November 30, 2015 • 279 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Her eyes tempted me from across the room. I stood, still as stone, and returned her gaze. Her eyes were something tough to describe. They were metallic blue toward the pupil, but grew emerald by the edge. This was perhaps an indicator of the months to come: strange, yet beautiful.   AUGUST                 The party was nothing sp...

Peaceful Nightmares

Peaceful Nightmares

Marissa Dintino, Staff Writer
November 19, 2015 • 237 views
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Convincing my parents to allow me to go on a small day trip in a boat with my friends was difficult enough, but it is never surprising when something seems to go terribly wrong. I always seem to have the worst of luck when it comes to anything that is difficult for me to earn.  Taking a peaceful boat...

Glow-in-the-Dark Stars

Glow-in-the-Dark Stars

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer
October 20, 2015 • 237 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

My room is covered in glow-in-the-dark stars, and when I get scared of dying, I imagine myself being absorbed into a black hole and refuting existence. I imagine my body combusting into stardust so that I can disperse into space. I imagine myself compressing the folds of my body into an orb of gaseous...

All In a Day’s Time, My Dear

All In a Day’s Time, My Dear

Julie Day, Staff Writer
May 11, 2015 • 311 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

I stood atop the dew-covered path waiting for the summer sun to climb the sky. I was in my domain, over-looking the entire forest.  It was early, 7:00am, but that was the opportune time for capturing the perfect sunrise. There was a light breeze caressing my cheek, and the pale blue sky began blushing;...

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