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A Twisted Tragedy

A Twisted Tragedy

Nazmeydi Maldonado-Perez, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

The day began with a bright sunshine upon her dreamy face. With one eye, Ines looked around only to illustrate her showed expression once she looked at her surroundings. From her white walls, neat closet, and light brown furniture, everything in her surroundings had made a drastic change. Everything...

Masterpiece

Masterpiece

Savannah Keith, Poetry Editor

May 11, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Even if God gave me the stars and told me to paint a masterpiece with my only medium being cosmic, and ordered me to paint the most beautiful thing he’s seen, An apology would be conjured in truthful excuse I would say he could surely not expect me to create the greatest thing when already,...

The Choice

The Choice

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016


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...

Concerning a Disorderly Breath

Concerning a Disorderly Breath

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor

May 10, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

A hearth not of fire, but of the cold moon might well have been the wretched prisoner’s sole comfort.  Certainly, this window served the only constant of mention.  The stones in the walls simply infuriated him, for they never seemed to remain consistent in their rows for any length of time.  For...

Fool’s Gold

Fool’s Gold

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

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...

Execution: Poetry by Chance

Execution: Poetry by Chance

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Isolation crawl, autocratic index misconduct. Muted performance sunflower ground zero Quasimodo! Recede vicious epitome. Omnipotent, impatient, obscure tear away. Uncovered torrent ungodly gathering, numerous heretics. Tricksy warthog seizure podium!

MUD OR MAN

MUD OR MAN

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Leaves weaved into her hair, grass looking piercing but feeling soft, laced around delicate fingers, a celestial body that belonged among the stars lay nude among the imperfect earth that was dented with ridges and the impurity of dirt. Her arms stretched out delicately, skin unsullied by mud or man....

The Forest

The Forest

Noelle Walker, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 21, 2016


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...

Dark Side of Life

Dark Side of Life

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Leave but don’t leave me Forget the sun Smiles and tears is all your life will be Balanced on the biggest wave You race toward an early grave   I’ve been mad for years Been over the edge I’ve been like the most of us It’s very hard to explain why you’re mad,...

The Uniform

The Uniform

Connor Tennies, Sports Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

I noticed the uniform and the heavy soled shinny black boots Not the man wearing them   I remember the clean fresh smell of a warrior, as they stormed into the house. Broken glass, ripped down hangings, a slashed sofa, a pulled curtain, A sudden maneuver to throw my brother’s bear...

An Infinite Cacophony of Light

An Infinite Cacophony of Light

Tinaye Gibbons, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Stars are not meant to be heard. Endlessly floating, Surrounded by dust and emptiness With oblivion awaiting them. Stars speak their own language. Elegantly phrasing, Beckoned by thoughts and avidness With billions listening in. Stars see pinpricks of flashes. Swiftly decaying, Observed by regard a...

Other Side of the Mirror

Other Side of the Mirror

Emily Stocksdale, Staff Writer

March 28, 2016


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...

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