Powerful

By Hasita Kovvuri ’22 Jade took a deep breath as she watched Mr. Kerkon teach her 11th grade class about the Ancient Egyptians. She closed her eyes and imagined him falling flat on his pink, pudgy face. “Cleopatra was-” His eyes widened as he spectacularly tripped and banged his forehead against Jade’s desk in the […]

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The Fifth Horseman – Part Two: War

By Maryum Khan ’23 It looked half dead, just swaying in place. With a layer of fine sand from hoof to knee, it failed to blend in with the landscape surrounding it. The endless horizon beyond him was just the background of his ominous presence. The sudden arrival of the creature froze Calvin in his […]

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Criminal Tendencies

By Alexandria Hodson ’21 I was running, but whether it was from my responsibilities or the beasts behind me, I couldn’t be sure. A howl sounded behind me, and I knew I needed to find a weapon and hide.  Just moments before, I’d been standing up on a wooden platform as the announcer read off […]

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Crushing a Little Too Hard

By Alexandria Hodson ’21 He was perfect. It was as though God had descended from heaven to design each feature himself, leaving no mistakes, no flaws.  I sat, staring at him, in Mrs. Smyth’s class as a pool of saliva threatened to spill from my lips. There were plenty of other girls sneaking glances when […]

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coming of age poem

By Ally England ’20 The whole concept was tragic. Like I’m breathing underwater, or something worse; breathing. A kind of pain people feel, but rarely talk about, A discomfort in the mind, a sense of sadness in the eyes. You spend hours upon hours telling me my worth. The standards I’m obligated to live up […]

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King of the Stars

Alone in the night Where they shadows, they crawl ‘Neath the mighty white moon And it’s light’s great sprawl Under a shady black sky That mysterious, dark slate Where the lost and the lawless Choose to seek their very fate Below this great rock’s light Which shines brightly in its gleam Sits a being, a […]

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An Average Friday Night

The first night it happened, exactly 437 days ago, Jeffrey was walking to the bus stop around 10 p.m after working a long day at the office.  This was the only thing that Jeffrey could find comfort in. It was nothing related to the steps he took down the dark sidewalk, nothing related to the […]

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Forgotten

I looked at my screen in shock, but also a little in awe. When I tried to divert my attention out the window, onto the turbojet, I couldn’t help it when I failed and my gaze fell back to my computer. My breath quickly became shallow as I absorbed the story laid out. On the […]

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“The Amazon river is known as the longest in the world. Can anyone name the second longest, which has previously been claimed as the first?” The tour guide stood on a ledge at the front of the boat, looking down at the cluster of families in front of him. Kira scrolled through her Instagram. She […]

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Tipping Point

I think I found my tipping point Don’t know how long I’ll last. Every hope that I can see Shimmers, empty, shell of glass. Every time I reach for one It sidles swiftly past It could take just one more time, Don’t know how long I’ll last.   One more time I reach and fail, […]

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