Category Archives: Student Writing

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Look for the Silver Lining

Chet Baker sings Look for the Silver Lining upbeat, and fills every pore with joy. Astronomy tells us that it takes eight and a half minutes for a ray of the sun to reach us, so the sun is already … Continue reading

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A Perfect Day

A perfect day starts with St John of the Cross and ends with Michael Jackson. Moving into a new house, getting it ready for the holidays is no small task.  I stood in the middle of it all.  Boxes piled … Continue reading

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Opening Day Prompt from Bar

For opening day of our new website, I sent out the following, longer-than-usual prompt:           When I told Brent I was going to post a prompt for you all this morning, he asked what the prompt was … Continue reading

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“Psalm 6″ by Jerrice Baptiste

I’m now the place where it happened.  The hospital where my godmother died and the prayer that bonded us, I am that too.  I stood over her, our right hands interlaced.  Hers restrained by soft cotton yellow cuffs tied to … Continue reading

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“Germination” by Alex

She asks what was missing and its counterweight: what was found?  Both questions have the same answer.  It’s obvious when I scan the pictures that I am not in. Familiar people smile warmly at me from an un-coerced hug.  For … Continue reading

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“5:00 pm on a Thursday” by Lynne Jerome

I sang along to the national anthem as I merged onto eastbound I-80, the October sun slanting through the open passenger window. The fan switch broke in March and I didn’t have money to fix it, so I rolled the … Continue reading

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“Trashed” by Angela Burton

We pitched it all. Into a dumpster. Nearly 21 years of my life, crashing and flying out the open window. It was June. I had sold the house with all the ghosts. We were sweating. There was no air stirring … Continue reading

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