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Andrew Weir, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 13, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

Man, I don’t get paid enough for this. I’m working at a 7/11 across the street from the only bank in town. Even those big-cheese business execs have a weakness for Hostess cakes and Snickers. After a while, you start to rec...

Coupe De Grace

Sean Askew, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 13, 2016

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In the town of North Little Rock, Arkansas, moved from far away, Phil Jackson, who was station to Arkansas. After some time, the military shipped Phil off to the ‘sandbox’ as the locals titled it. His tour of duty was expect...

Trust No One

Renee Munoz, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 12, 2016

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You can never trust people , even your best friend might just stab you in the back. Okay let me fill you in on what happened to make help you understand this sad truth. I have a friend named Stacey Dash who I have known for...

Come Home, Angelica

Ana Kinnebrew, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 12, 2016

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The house got awfully lonely whenever Angelica wasn’t home. It was just me and her in this big, old house. She said it was small, but it was pretty big to me, at least.  When I stood on my hind legs, I wasn’t even as tall a...

Damn It, Johan! Spend Your Money on Something Useful!

Odysseus Kirmse, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 11, 2016

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Johan stood in this lone shop; a foot taller than the feeble store owner. His presence intimidating, and the store owner sweating out of uncontrollable nervous fear. Johan was about to talk, waiting politely for the silence to let...

Mirrors of All Sizes

Alyxa Persinger, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 11, 2016

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It was a simple day for Inky as he and Remmy sat on the cruise boat that was going around the country whose name the both of them had forgotten five minutes after the captain, on the loudspeaker, announced that they were passin...

The Book

Meikel Camacho, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 10, 2016

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A cluster of pages organized and filed; strewn together and bound by ideas. Books are what I hold dear to me, though many would rather read on a tiny screen. The light blinding them; making them ignorant. I doubt they’ve ever ...

He Deserved It

Adelle Patterson, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 10, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

I knew it was my fault and I didn’t care. He deserved it. I admit I didn’t have to put him in the hospital. But it felt right. He deserved it. He didn’t have to call her that. She isn’t stupid. She isn’t retard...

ALEX

Matthew Hall, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 9, 2016

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Alexander Hamilton This bastard orphan and son of a whore was on his way to big success. He was going to America! The place where anything could happen! Hamilton being a child of the Caribbean's didn't know what to thin...

Life of Eddie Smith

Justin Chen, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 9, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

Scene One Getting ready for the bus A boy named EDDIE prepares for another day of school gets out of the house, shivering in the cold winter air. He sees his friend, JUNI, outside and joins him to walk to the bus stop. ...

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