prose

Rain

Rain

To our friend and Promoter, Ashley He was standing in the rain. I was waiting for my bus to come, so I could make my way to class before my professor took attendance. I was nervous and anxious and I was trying my hardest not to be extremely late today. I kept looking over the […]

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#SuperhumanSquad

#SuperhumanSquad

I still don’t have a disability, but I wrote this anyway. I’m dedicating this to the USA’s Paralympic team, especially our gold medal winning hockey team. When I first stepped through the doors of FDR Academy, I was terrified. Two months after losing my sight, I was forced to reckon with the only thing worse […]

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Cooler than a Sword

Cooler than a Sword

This is for all of the editors and my favorite people: Melissa, Sierra, Elissa, and Nancy Language is one of the few things that unite most human beings. We have the unique ability to transfer thoughts from one brain to another. Even cooler, we made it so that our language can be written down so […]

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The Assistant

The Assistant

I would like to dedicate this one to our Designers: Melody, Heather, and Greyson. You guys are amazing! When I was a little kid, my big brother, Kyle, used to let me hang out with his friends on the weekends. Every week they would spend their Saturday at someone’s house and work on all the […]

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The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

Dear J, 4 years ago you convinced me to sit with you on the train and I didn’t let you go ever. We weren’t exactly the greatest friends: our greatest way of bonding at the time was being annoying to each other. I wouldn’t have gotten as far as I did or know half the […]

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Fallen by Andrew

Fallen by Andrew

Here’s an original prose piece I’ve written. I hope you enjoy!   Fallen The stars are beautiful during the scenic fall nights like the one on which I met her. I remember because I could see entire constellations twinkle when I stared into her eyes. I remember also the energy she seemed to share with […]

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Zara Laghari, Author in the Making

Zara Laghari, Author in the Making

Just before Spring Break, I had the opportunity to interview author and poet Zara Laghari, a sophomore here at UNC Charlotte. Lenny: Okay, so tell me about your background – what’s your major, how long have you been here at UNC Charlotte, where did you grow up? Zara: Well, I consider myself a Charlotte native […]

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Sanskrit’s Flowers

Sanskrit’s Flowers

  In the Sanskrit office, there’s a vase full of wilted flowers. Josh, the Editor-in-Chief of Sanskrit Literary-Arts Magazine, says that they’re “drying nicely”. The idea of keeping something around because you like the way they’re slowly succumbing to the pressures of air, time, and biology -dying, essentially- horrified me at first. And sitting here, […]

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