By Thomas Page I am student teaching a senior level class in Washington, DC. They have to write some poems on these prompts. I decided to try all 30 of them. However, I will not say what the prompt was but what it number was. Prompt #19 The clatter of a thousand voices talking At … Continue reading “Euphony”
By John Grey Large and small, dumb and smart, emphatic strides, indifferent straggle - the classroom fills. Some heads stare eagerly at the blackboard, others twist, bob, whisper. A few are clear about what they want. Most are attuned to getting by as best they can. The dunces wonder what they're doing there. The teacher … Continue reading The Class
November 15th I took a deep breath in, and held it. In those few seconds, the fears I had been accumulating for the past few weeks came rushing back in, fluttering into my stomach and wrapping around my body, turning me into a trembling wreck. But then I exhaled. They flew away and I opened … Continue reading “The World’s a Stage”
By George Ashford His alarm clock is beeping. Just like every other morning for the past few years, Alex is overcome by half second stress response learned from being rudely awakened at an ungodly hour by the same noise every day. A rush of blood through his veins, a brief moment of adrenaline before he has … Continue reading Alarm Clock
By Chloe Mangiafico Change my clothes, put my hair up, tie my shoes. I don’t even have to think about it anymore. It’s just something I do, like breathing or blinking—or running. The routine, the repetition, it gives me control over my life. I always find myself at the same trail, behind the houses, down the … Continue reading “Don’t Let Your Mind Wander”
By Emma Frank The dare seems fun, harmless. No one is near, with the exception of a toddler fast asleep on a bean bag chair with a copy of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! open on his lap. Carmen beckons for me to follow. She is standing in the doorway of the … Continue reading I Dare You …..
By Elayna Davis-Mercer It was a beautiful day. The sun was shining in the sky and the air was filled with laughter as Maya and her friends lounged by the lake close to her home. Summer was coming to an end and they wanted to make memories and go on adventures before going back to … Continue reading Her Reality
By Easter U. Obioha 1 The Price of Popularity If someone had told me that I was “cool” about a week ago, I would’ve given them the side eye. Now? Not so much. Growing up, I’ve always kept to myself. I did what I needed to do. I nodded my head from time to time, … Continue reading The Price of Popularity