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First Time

First Time

Beautiful bright green sultry eyes stare at me from across the room, their intense gaze trained specifically on me, ignoring all the other people flitting around the crowded room. I glance down quickly waiting a second before I peek back up, remeeting the glowing green gaze. I flush as I stand on the wall clutching […]

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Boning

Boning

Spooky season needs a spooky story. Happy Halloween, witches! Boning Anna was excited for her annual Halloween party. She had her outfit picked out and she had the house decorated from top to bottom. The invites had been sent out and the drinks were sitting expectantly on the kitchen counter. The last thing on Anna’s […]

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Closing Time

Closing Time

By: Melissa Martin   The ant tip-tap-toes his way up the slanty pages, each page set slightly closer to the book’s dimple than the one beneath it creating perfect little ant-sized stepping stairs.   Perhaps he was daunted when he started up these stairs not knowing there was an end, seeing only a slanty incline, […]

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Pheromones // a casual conversation between normal best friends

Pheromones // a casual conversation between normal best friends

As the lacrosse jocks stand outside the threshold of the locker room,  Darla, sighing and pouting, gazes and a singular hot athlete who has the perfect head to shoulder width proportion. Her friend Jordan watching in a mix of perplexity and pity. “I still don’t understand, why not just up and talk to the guy? […]

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To Church

To Church

There was a time I didn’t dread going to church.   The carpet would dot my knees with peaks and valleys, unnoticed vexations of genuflection left until the service’s conclusion, testaments to my concentration’s depth. Then I would explore the irritated indents, pocked flesh piles of dried currants, with the pad of my pointer finger. […]

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Excerpt from Stereotypical High School Drama Novel

Excerpt from Stereotypical High School Drama Novel

“Akemi, where were you last night?” Akiko asked her sister pointedly as she stepped into their shared dorm room at almost seven thirty in the morning. “Out,” Akemi grunted, peeling out of yesterday’s blazer. Her hair was messy, she wasn’t wearing her glasses (again), and it looked like her mascara was smeared, but for as […]

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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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