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If only we weren’t from different lives. (Photo from Google)

Until Death Do Us Part

Emma Simmons, Sports Editor December 21, 2021

She sits in the walls Pale in life, in death In life after death And I can’t help but feel drawn forward Toward her Sunken cheeks and see-through eyes Blue like the sea Dark like...

 A cowboy sits next to a fire and plays the guitar on a cool summer night. Photo by WWBW.

Songs Of My Life

Brodie Mizer, Staff Writer December 5, 2021

I thank the good Lord for the Good Directions in my life The interstates traveled, crossing state lines into Sweet Home Alabama and Rocky Top A one-man Convoy, almost Blown Away The wind calls...

The road up to Anthony Greysons home during rainfall.
Photo by Protect the Harvest.

The Faceless

Dylan Brons, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

I write this in a moment of my own clarity; a time that I am not consumed by the fears of what has passed. I beseech you, then, spurn my writing. Get rid of it. Do not read any of those haunting words,...

Her deepest fear of dolls coming to life comes true. Photo by: Ubuy.

Devil’s Twin Dolls

Kinley Waltman, Staff Writer November 10, 2021

Rosetta was in the backseat of a cold, grey Jeep.  It had been a wintery night on the way to her Mimi and Papaw's house. Since they took their last stop a while ago, Rosetta's father asked, ” Does...

Valerie and Aubrey at the bar as Jim sleeps behind them
Photo by: Tin Can Bros

Freeman’s Town

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor November 2, 2021

Connor Delaney’s car breaks down outside a dustbowl town called Freeman’s Town. The place isn’t on many maps and has a small population of less than a hundred and that holds a big secret. He walks...

The defeat of Icarus comes from the natural hubris of man, which poisons my healing from time to time. Painting by Clare Henry McCanna.

Call Me Icarus

Emma Simmons, Sports Editor October 26, 2021

I don my wings with hope to take flight and leave This prison cell has stripped my mind bare Haunted notions hold my soul hostage They break my back and keep me there   But salted skies...

Not every princess gets her perfect knight in shining armor. (Photo by Sarah Treusch)

My Not-So Knight in Shining Armor

Sarah Treusch, News Editor October 12, 2021

Our love was like the perfect rom-com movie. I was the younger girl: straight A’s, a good path to college, an athlete, a goody-goody. You were the older, edgy, bad boy who drove a fiery red Mustang....

Inner thoughts and anxiety clawing at her. 
Photo by: Lauren Geall

Clawing Anxiety

Kinley Waltman, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

I have a fear of having to perform,  It makes my emotions a thunderstorm.   The sensation within makes me ill,  The feeling leaves me fragile.   I attempt to speak with weak...

The empty, lonesome feeling one wakes up to as they attempt to hit the snooze button, wanting any escape from the true reality.
Photos Source: Pinterest

An Escape

Tori Harrill, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

After losing everything, she gained it back. The victory was triumphant. Wrongs were made right. She turned to face her friends standing in a group; smiling faces applauded her for her success. After...

This piece is inspired by Ray Bradbury’s “There Will Come Soft Rains”. This is what I imagined happened before the nuclear holocaust. I changed some dates and names to make the short story more relevant. I also tried to keep his style of writing. Photo by: Catbus on DeviantArt

When Silence Fell

Cynda Allen, Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2021

At early dawn, a monotonous voice sang, Tick-tock, seven o’clock, time to get up, time to get up, seven o’clock!   Four pairs of feet slowly dragged across the hardwood floor, following...

Only a small desk near the window marked any sort of normal furnishing. The window itself had no glass to keep out the elements. It had old, wooden shutters that remained open, letting a bare amount of light in. Photo by: Shutterstock.

A Crown of Horns (Chapter Segment)

Dylan Brons, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

This short story is a part of a larger whole, in the process of being written. William and Ruby have just survived a catastrophic event that leaves Ruby reminiscing in the past, and they found shelter...

I am your dreams; I am your sorrow. Photo from Pinterest.

Dreams

Drew Bearden, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

Some say shoot for the stars Others just wait and pray   I am always what you long for  I am constantly causing you pain    I have a way of glory I have a way of ruining...

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