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Being 7 Years Old

Justin Chen, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

September 2, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

No one likes getting in trouble. Not from parents and especially not from momma. I mean, my dad probably just tell me after I broke the dishes, “Justin, don’t do that again!” “Sure pops,” and everything would be cool...

Blended

Griselda Maya, Creative Writing

September 2, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

Bland potential. Things were smooth He was nothing more than a friend In the same space but unblended Then out of nowhere things got rough He became thoughts of ‘we’ Like chunks of ice thrown into the mix to ...

Thank You Cutie, Always

Justin Chen, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

September 1, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

Life's not fair to any of us, It’s harsh and cruel, It is the silent assassin that sucks our essence away Everything that we cherish, no matter how small, is taken away from us. It has taken my hamster away from me right unde...

A Goodbye Poem

Emily Nichols, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

September 1, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

Before you, I was nothing but a shell of what I am today. Before you, a consuming fear made my life a constant battle. You were the lights that lead me out of the darkness. Before you, I never knew the true feel...

Dystopia

Andrew Weir, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 31, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

These fragments of an emotion that was Naturally repelled yet forced together This shrapnel for a self that was Mangled to a larcenous anarchic beauty Love is a cruel desire   Oh dystopia Yet we can’t falter Yet...

A Celebration

Zhiqi Wang, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 31, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

Some people ease in, slip away. They seem there, then they’re not. Not him. He came in like a wrecking ball.   Lights, cameras, action! Everything felt like a movie, a dream. His drippingly s...

Rickie and the President

Justin Chen, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 29, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

All he wanted to do was live an ordinary high school life, but that dream was shattered on the first day. Where am I? I need to make it to the orientation fast, Rickie thought as he searched frantically for the cafeteria. Sudden...

Societal Problem and Solution

Marcus Burton, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 29, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

The Heel of My People We, the last of a dying age, We the chosen to lift ourselves, We the last words of our resting forefathers, We have failed. We are okay with that. Falling ever closer to our own inevitable d...

Cry Baby

Griselda Maya, Creative Writing

August 28, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

I am the ultimate cry baby. “Punished” twice And all I’ve learned is that I am really good at crying.   The first time Daddy was upset. I had left school without telling him And the cops that gathered said I was missing....

Slide and Jump

Kylie Seifert, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

August 28, 2016

Filed under Creative Life

A group of friends were so hot their skins burned. But then a large puddle slipped them and took them to a secret place where water is everywhere. The sign said ‘Slide and Jump’ it is full of water, trampolines and sl...

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