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Phobia

David Sanchez, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 18, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

It began on April 3rd 2000. The day I was born. I was born a week early. That was the day I began to fear everything. Fast-forward a few years, perhaps the age of three. That’s when I began to feel fear. I was minding my...

Bleak Fluorescence

Meikel Camacho, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 18, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

The small oak table sat adorned with knick-knacks from Nova’s childhood, including a treasure map, with its fake lands filled with mystical creatures brightly colored and shining as if it had its own luminescence. Sitting a...

I Have a Pen

Christine Zhu, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 17, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

I have a pen. The pen has a miffy rabbit. I have a piece of paper. The paper is wrinkled and sits beside foggy family photos. I have a word. The word is stuck at the tip of my tongue and I write it down. I have a cup of tea. ...

Captains, Hooked

Matthew Hall, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 17, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

It was a chilling day on the old jolly roger, pirate Captain Hook sat in his inky cabin inspecting a storybook his right hand man Mr. Smee had fished out of one of their crocodile traps. He looked at the book carefully, making s...

Dear Santa, Can I Please Have a Puppy?

Briana Ochoa, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 16, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

Christmas was rapidly approaching and Lucy was in the process of making a list of presents that she wanted. On the list was a cellphone, nail polish, dollhouse, bike, and a puppy. She showed her parents the list and they sai...

A Small T-shirt

Zhiqi Wang, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 16, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

With “Sycamore Springs” and a bright yellow star plastered across the front, the green T-shirt sat in the middle of my bed, comically small in comparison to other scattered pieces of clothing. It was surprisingly soft. I...

Dates, Money, and Fatherly Advice

Ashlynn Wessels, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 15, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

The smell of underaged drinking, snacks of different varieties, and teenage boys roamed throughout the garage attic. The sound of conversations about girls, school, and the events of last night’s party crowded the air. A bet...

Countdown

Yi-Hsiu Wang, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 15, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

“Are you sure you weren’t followed?” Two figures shrouded in shadow commiserate in the storefront window, their faces were covered and in their hands sitting several packages of various sizes. It was a tumultuous week fo...

Little Red Riding Hood

Anna Terry, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 14, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

Really, I wasn’t even that sick. It was just a cough. Old folk like myself get those all the time.  Nothing to be worried about. But of course, my granddaughter, bless her soul, did worry. I didn’t know that she was comi...

The Calm Animals Bring

Sofia Prieto, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 14, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

There might be people that don’t like animals as much as I do, I used to not be as passionate about animals but I am now, and I have a really crazy experience. We all have terrible days every once in awhile. I used to have a...

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