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Come Find Me

Come Find Me

Teigue Winge, Guest Writer

October 16, 2018

Matt checked the time. It was 11:54. He sighed knowing this was going to be one of those nights. Those nights where he tossed and turned, constantly shifting positions, trying to find the one, over and over and over again. He would inevitably give up on sleeping and mindlessly scroll through his pho...

The Dark Man

The Dark Man

Ashlyn Athey, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Morning Time Doc think I’m crazy. He no say so to me. But I see it in his eyes. Today I has a sandwich with lots of peanut butter. Was real good. Saw little birdie chirping outside so I was opening window to say hello. Doc got real mad. Don’t know why. Said hello to Jenna and Rae. Feed them cr...

The Yummy Neighborhood

The Yummy Neighborhood

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

October 12, 2018

Lena lifted the box onto her thigh, shifting it a bit for a more comfortable grip. “Hey, do you need any help?” Kyle, Lena’s newly wedded husband, called out. “No, I got it, thanks,” Lena replied scrunching her face up with determination, gripping the edges of the box, and heading towards he...

Inseverable

Inseverable

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

October 11, 2018

10 A.M., Halloween, The Thompson’s Kitchen “Jay, go get your brother from his room and tell him that breakfast is ready,” Mrs. Thompson demanded as she scrambled through the papers laying on the marble countertop. Just as Jay moves to get him, Zayden came running down the stairs, straight to t...

Dance The Night Away

Dance The Night Away

Ethan Lamont, Design Editor

October 10, 2018

“They never were fun,” a manic voice whispered, “the dances, they’re the wors—listen I’ll try to tell you more later, but for now, you didn’t hear anything from me.” That was all my senior informant could tell me before he ran away. Soon teachers rounded the corner and I decided to wal...

Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu

Grace Daniel, Reporter

October 9, 2018

A tall girl in her early twenties with brown hair was strolling through the vivid green, hundred-year-old oak trees that lined the cracked university sidewalks. She took a deep breath, sucking in the sweet summer air. She smiled slightly, her dimple creasing deeply into her cheek. Amber was bouncing...

The Shadow of the Past

The Shadow of the Past

Mallory Smith, Reporter

October 8, 2018

We walked slowly into the all too familiar hallways. After our three years here, we all went separate ways for high school. Chills ran up and down my spine, as I soaked in the view of Langston, our old middle school. One of the other girls, Sophia, looked around nervously, “I can’t believe we...

The Door That Leads to Nowhere

The Door That Leads to Nowhere

Allie Weber, Reporter

October 5, 2018

"We wouldn't be moving anytime soon, they said," I thought to myself as I pulled my labeled boxes out of the UHAUL truck. "You can finish high school in Hartford, they said." Pulling the boxes labeled, Izzy's Clothes from the truck, I glared at my “new” house. “New” was pushing it; it was d...

Jessie’s Girl

Jessie’s Girl

Emily Fleming, Reporter

October 4, 2018

Everyday Rick had his normal routine; get up, shower, walk his dog, and last, but certainly not least, spy on his neighbors. He had known them since high school and had been in love with Jessie’s wife, Monica, from the moment he met her. He would secretly write songs in his room about what the two lovers ...

Forever Young

Forever Young

Ashlyn Athey, Reporter

October 31, 2017

“Darling, you look absolutely marvelous.” His sister, Angelica, cried with delight as she pinned a crimson red rose to the pocket of his tweed suit. “Well, what can I say? It’s what the clothing machine picked out for the celebration,” he flashed a toothy grin at her as he attempted to squ...

Behind a Screen

Behind a Screen

Lauren Ervin, Reporter

October 30, 2017

After pulling into a parking space in front of my apartment building, I cut off the engine and took a deep breath, trying to calm down after a long shift at work. I had just begun working night shifts at the hospital and my entire body felt weary and tired. Outside, rain began to fall from the dark sky...

The 24th Hour

The 24th Hour

Chelsea Evangelista, Reporter

October 30, 2017

Car key. Locker Key. Another Key. Key that I found on the streets; still don’t know what it’s for. Someone’s house key. Red key-- My key? Yes. Hmm, usually takes me a lifetime to find mine. I firmly insert it in the door knob and twist it open. Alone again, I think to myself as I take my shoes of...

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