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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