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The Fox on the Rocks

The Fox on the Rocks

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor

March 24, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

The Fox strolled in, bound down by chain The rabbits and rats, thrushes and cats Cried high for blood, for such to fall like rain.   Slammed the gavel of stone, the Stag Magistrate “Silence your shouts!  Quiet your snouts! All rise for the hearing, the Fox vs. the State!”   He...

A Child’s Greatest Fear

A Child’s Greatest Fear

Nazmeydi Maldonado-Perez, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016


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I don’t like when the room goes dark, Neither does Teddy. Everywhere I look I see eyes looking at me. I cover my eyes so I don’t have to see them, But I can still feel them. I can still hear them. They scare me. I hide under my blanket, But they still don’t go away. When...

The Moon

The Moon

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016


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  She was like the moon. The only constant thing about her Was that she was constantly changing. Sometimes she was full, Those were the best of times, But other times, She disappeared inside herself. Though she was beautiful and radiant, In every sense of the words, She...

Hibernation

Hibernation

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016


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My life in the winter is still and cold. The ground and the walls are always so dark. I do this year after year, as I grow old. My whole life has been spent is this nice park.   As I wake up from another sleep, I crawl outside and rejoice in the light. I see the trees, and I...

So Many Things

So Many Things

Megan Hoffman, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


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There are so many things I wish I could relate her love to.   I’d like to tell you how her love Was deep And warm And full of soft kisses, But that would be too cliché   She exuded sweetness, Like a holographic heart But she held tight to me With razor...

Egyptian Myths Are Still Alive Today

Egyptian Myths Are Still Alive Today

Tinaye Gibbons, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


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Sekhmet is an animal on the battlefield. She guns down every enemy she sees, smiling when they look at her with fear. And when she returns she makes sure everyone has their wounds checked. As she heals in ways that the doctors can’t. Bastet works in an animal hospital. The cats all flock to...

The Uniform

The Uniform

Connor Tennies, Sports Editor

March 22, 2016


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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...

Alphabet Magnets

Alphabet Magnets

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

I remember when I first got my own apartment, the first thing I bought was a refrigerator, and the second thing I bought was a pack of plastic alphabet magnets. My friend told me I could write everything I was thinking. I told her that my options were going to be pretty limited because I only had one...

Redemption

Redemption

Andrew Willings, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016


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He looked over at the mountain rising tall above the trees of the eternal forest like a beacon. It tore the sun, making it difficult to see anything in the dim light. Leaves piled up to his ankles for miles around, but he trudged through them, at this point accustomed to it in the dense fall.  Mold...

In Oblivion

In Oblivion

Rachel (Rae) Lee, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

There is so much soul And so much passion In so many beautiful things. Beautiful and dark. Trying to draw my feelings, They always end up dark And empty: One singular thing All alone In an oblivion of darkness, Coldness, and fear May be oblivion is the cure May be...

Wraith of the Riverstone Reel

Wraith of the Riverstone Reel

Bim Peacock, Literature Editor

January 14, 2016


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Listen closely, dearest child, but surely not to me.  Listen to that breeze that blows every autumn from the hilltop, that catches your hat and plucks it from your feather hair.  It is not the wind that whistles among the streets, dear child; listen closer.  Yes, you hear it, do you not?  Hear the...

The Friday Jinx: Adventures in Africa

The Friday Jinx: Adventures in Africa

Owen Wickman, Staff Writer

January 14, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Documents recovered from the wreck of Sir Benedict Worcestershire Bloomingdales III, esquire’s ship, the HMS Dinghy, found in April gave readers and historians new insight into the Age of Exploration. The journal left by this previously unknown explorer portrayed Nubia as a landscape eerily similar ...

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