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I Have Everything. And Nothing.

Marcus Burton, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 8, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

I have a cat. My cat has four legs. I have a hat. My hat was once my shield. I have a sister. My sister is my pain. I have a name. My name is my legacy to the world. I have a pen. I have a pen to sing when my voic...

My Privacy

Josette Amine, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 8, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

The year is 2030. The government has gotten more, and more powerful. Donald Trump, is sadly our Dictator. I remember the years when we had a Democracy, where we had the freedom to privacy. That is all long gone. I was getting...

Ice Cream

Kylie Seifert, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 7, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

This dessert makes me feel like a kid again. It means when I am sad it comforts me. Creamy and soft feeling on my tongue. Dripping on your sticky and messy fingers.   Whether it’s the sound of the ice c...

Cook

Griselda Maya, Creative Writing

August 7, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

Warm rays of light hit his face. He scrunched his nose and stretched his body. Not ready for work. Not ready to get out of bed. Coffee. Coffee will help. Cold air hit his skin as he removed the sheets from his body. Coffee. Nee...

Fire Starter

Kimma Dunnaho, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 6, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

I was falling. Crashing, burning, flaming like a meteorite with a one way ticket to the Sun; I was so vividly alive, but yet, so incredibly numb. I was thriving, I was dying, I was so many oxymorons at once. I was a beauti...

Brain Torture

Erik Wilson, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 6, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

My reckoning is happening today. They had caught my one, final act of resistance. This act was peaceful, as are all of mine. My name is Jorgen Thurmenstein and I am one of the final members of the underground society of writers....

Unbound

Kerstie Laurence, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 5, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

truth is http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/03/magazine/01-brown-sisters-forty-years.html?ref=multimedia&_r=0 Four sisters loved and treasured Four sisters who were taken But you must be reassured There is no...

Distractions

Emma Bean, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 5, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

The cool drink bubbled on my tongue and my eyes watered as it left a far from natural aftertaste. I set the now empty can down with a hollow clank. Over the next few moments my leg began to bounce and I began to gnaw on the insi...

The End?

Kerstie Laurence, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 4, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

You’re gone now. I know that, I can see that. Can I feel that? I can feel it in my brain. Can there be an end to this pain?   How do you cope with the loss of a hero? I can’t say goodbye to you. ...

In New York You Can be a New Man

Emily Nichols, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 4, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

Alexander Hamilton: Passionate, opinionated, hardworking, stubborn, perseverant, brilliant, ambitious. Orphaned immigrant to the United States at around 19. Alexander made his way through the bustle of the J.F.K airport, hi...

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