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Through The Door

Through The Door

Raicheal Havins, Staff Writer

October 28, 2013


Filed under Literature

In a doorway between worlds stood Annalise, one world was the mortal life, a home, her home. The other world was death. Her life was forfeit after the invader shot her down, but she still felt a dim connection to life, as if her time to pass on wasn’t that instant. The door was her choice. Find out...

Sky

Sky

Noelle Walker, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013


Filed under Literature

A simple, yet delicate and inspiring featherMy name is May, and I envy the birds. When I was smaller, I would run up to my mom and tell her that I could fly. She would just look down at my light blue eyes with a hint of a smile on her lips and say, “Now May, don’t be silly.” And that would be ...

The Day I Stopped

The Day I Stopped

Nat Kingry, Staff Writer

September 24, 2013


Filed under Features, Literature, Showcase

“Jon is nice. Like, really nice… He’s helped me a lot. I actually met him here as I was leaving one day. You would like him,” Jessie whispered, not wanting anyone else to overhear her, “You really would, Angus.” She was propped up against a smooth, white stone, fiddling with a bouquet of...

Favors

Favors

Rayanne Griffith, Staff Writer

September 24, 2013


Filed under Literature

“You are picking up Joseph after school, correct?” my mother asked. “Because you know I have to be at work, and I won’t be back until late tonight.” Dark bags appeared under her light blue eyes that were once beautiful. You could tell she was completely exhausted. “I know, Mom. When do...

Counting

Counting

Rebekah Schnaubelt, Staff Writer

September 24, 2013


Filed under Literature

A boy at the fragile age of sixteen stared at the woman sitting across from him. A plaque at the edge of her desk identified her as Sarah Thompson. He watched her through lidded eyes, sprawled out across a chaise lounge “What are you writing?” he asked. “I haven’t even said anything.” The...

Metallic Lilacs

Metallic Lilacs

Savannah Keith, Staff Writer

September 20, 2013


Filed under Literature

The poetry that flows Is a wave of control Washes of purple and red Staining shame   They’re lonesome and troubled Calling His name   God, will you answer us?   Untreated and ignored Bruises and cuts, Are tainted by blood Iron gush that kisses shaky...

My Life: Is This What I Am Living For?

My Life: Is This What I Am Living For?

Tara Bailey, Features Editor

September 20, 2013


Filed under Literature

At one time, I thought that I was dead. Not like the decaying corpse that rested in peace in its confined coffin, but someone who was to dead to such a point, that life was never truly its own. It was the type of death in which the air became so thick and polluted that there was no possible way to breathe. Maybe,...

Strange as Angels

Strange as Angels

Caroline Duckworth, Short Story Editor

September 20, 2013


Filed under Literature, Showcase

I open the door and hold my breath.  Automatically, I glue my eyes to the worn wooden floor as the rich smell of espresso envelops me.  I can already sense a small crowd of people in the coffee shop. I should leave. But stubbornness rises up through my panic. I regulate my breathing, focusing...

Song of the Water

Song of the Water

Cameron Conner, Staff Writer

September 18, 2013


Filed under Literature, Showcase

There’s certain serenity in the sound of water and each location from which this ethereal chorus flows brings about a new concerto. From the reflective piano of a steaming showers pool to the fortissimo of a mighty rapid I long to enjoy the waters’ song with a soul as beautiful as...

Not So Different At All

Not So Different At All

Kasey Jo Reed, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Students are gossip all around. It is another tiring Monday morning as teenagers crowd the cafeteria to get breakfast. It seems so simple, a chicken biscuit or muffin tops, milk or juice, but life outside of the school walls just adds to the complexity of every individual's life; however, judgment is...

Finding Yourself in the Past

Finding Yourself in the Past

Aleigh Guerndt, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013


Filed under Literature, Showcase

when one stands amid the face of the gardens dreaded grace beneath the branches that have been pleasantly laid the truth and memories begin to fade when one stands amid the brush the essence of life seems quite lush underneath the branches you will find a piece of everything that had been left be...

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