Sweet September Nights

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Sweet September Nights

BY AINSLEY CARMAN 

When I look up to the sky

On these sweet September nights,

It is as if the summer

Quickly retreats and

Tucks itself away from the year

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Born Purple

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Born Purple

BY ANDREA V. BOISSEAU

A healthy baby was born this fine afternoon

 To two grateful parents who lived by the lagoon.

 There was a flutter of activity when they saw...

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Against All Odds

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Against All Odds

BY TAVA HOAG

I met Ashlee when she signed up for gymnastics at our gym, she was five years old. This girl walked through our gym’s doors with little muscles bulging on her arms and these piercing blue-gray eyes. Sometimes I caught myself staring at those eyes and thinking they looked too grown up to be on a sweet little girl’s face, I was right. 

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Burning Loss

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Burning Loss

BY EMILY MARTIN

Heat radiates off the destructive flames, slowly licking up the darkness.  The bats circle the soft black sky above the fire.  The stars are faint hues in the sky.  The light from the moon brightens the black surroundings.

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Dignity

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Dignity

BY DAVID MARTIN

At first glance, Leo LeTellier looked like any other senior in the nursing home on a rainy Tuesday afternoon.

He relaxed quietly in his wheelchair, eating his peas, roast beef with gravy and a small cup of fruit. His coffee sat on the side of his tray, virtually untouched, and would remain there until the nurse comes to pick it up.

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Day's End

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Day's End

BY AINSLEY CARMAN 

At the end of the day

The sun descends from the sky

And all at once

Gold is cast in these strange shadows

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Empty Bellows

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Empty Bellows

BY ELISE TAKEHANA

There are 27 fish in the tank, Daddy brings back one at a time in a thick plastic bag and hangs it on the edge of the tank. Their little blub blubs mouth word bubbles.

FISH: “What horrible wallpaper! Must that be my view?”

ME: “It’s just bamboo.”

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A Girl and Her Lynx

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A Girl and Her Lynx

BY KATE DOMENICHELLA

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Juliet is not your typical 21 year old. Although she does enjoy using her dad’s credit card, her mom’s extra cash, and her paychecks from her work to spend money on pointless materialistic things, she yearns for a deeper fulfillment in life.

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Not What You Think

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Not What You Think

BY NATHAN VITALE

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

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