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The Murder That Haunted

The Murder That Haunted

Kenya Espinoza, Staff Member
April 19, 2017 • 99 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

The wooden floor began to sing an alarming melody, as I silently lay on my bed. A cool breeze danced into the room and began to nibble at my skin, making it jump. Strange figures began to form in the corner of my room. They stared and smirked as they noticed the fear consuming me. Hesitantly I arose...

When Will the End Come for You?

When Will the End Come for You?

Julie Day, Staff Writer
March 23, 2016 • 354 views
Filed under Features, Showcase

Would you want to know what date you are going to die? Victoria Laurie poses this question in an admirable way in her novel When. Madelyn Fynn is a junior in high school who was given an innate ability to see the death-dates of everyone she sees. Maddie’s mother, an alcoholic widow, uses her daug...

Romanticized Demise

Romanticized Demise

Grace Hanks, Staff Writer
April 24, 2015 • 275 views
Filed under Literature

Floating endlessly beyond the blank pages lost behind the fluttering meaning flitting and flying between the moving lines around, around, around, I go, color and blood in my eyes.   Here, now there anywhere but everywhere, only thirty minutes to fly sky-high, only thirty...

Homicide and Kidnapping on Lake Oconee

Maddie Highland, Staff Writer
May 12, 2014 • 1,678 views
Filed under Friday Links, Showcase

Last week a devastating homicide and kidnap incident was reported in the high class neighborhood of Great Waters, located on Lake Oconee. Russell Dermond was discovered in his garage, headless, by one of his friendly neighbors. Shirley, his wife, was not at the house, so police are almost certain she...

The Ballad of Exmoor

The Ballad of Exmoor

Caitlin Shelby, Staff Writer/ Poetry Editor
May 2, 2014 • 1,407 views
Filed under Literature, Showcase

Salt water of sea reminds Ladled into teacups Is served with ripened lemons And stirred with honey drops And every brand of clover From beneath Exmoor hill Is slipped in by each server ‘Til all have had their fill 1840 summer storm Atop the mourning town Where down by the crystal...

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