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“Mismatched” by Sara Jarecke “Sew Me a Story” Writing Contest

November 8, 2018 7:46pm | Sara Jarecke

It had been there all my life, as far back as I can remember.  Considering how old it was, it was a wonder as to why it was there on the rocking chair (which was also ancient) and not shoved in a box in the […]

“A New Sleeping Beauty” by Grace Alven

October 22, 2018 3:45pm | Grace Alven

We all know the story of Sleeping Beauty. The happily ever after that comes at the end. Yeah, no. There was a happily ever after for a little while, but it didn’t last long. Aurora and Phillip got married and had one baby girl. Her […]

“Another Rapunzel Story” by Cristina Donnelly

October 21, 2018 12:55am | Cristina Donnelly

Once upon a time there lived a couple in a small cottage just outside the woods.  Their names were Brian and Ashley. The couple had been expecting their first child within the next month and they couldn’t be happier.  One day Ashley had gotten a […]

“The Wolf Who Cried Back” by Gibson Burns

October 21, 2018 12:53am | Gibson Burns

A shrill howl pierced the calm night sky. Several houses around the small village lit up, as the residents were very aware of the nearby wolf-pack, and wary of anything they might try to do. Slowly, even more lights turned on, and people were starting […]

“Grandview” by Anonymous

September 27, 2018 10:09pm | Anonymous Student

  There was nothing left, not a soul in sight. Just my thoughts and I, alone in a big empty field of nothing. There wasn’t a source of water, just a brown toxic river. I tried to survive everyday, but it got harder every minute […]

“Radiant Lilac” by Morgan Ball

September 27, 2018 10:07pm | Morgan Ball

  As a young girl, Hannah enjoyed gardening. She loved growing her own lemons to make her own lemonade. She lived in a small brown house next to a hill. During the winter she would sled down it with her pet Husky. When she turned […]

“Juneberry” by Kennedy Ball

September 27, 2018 10:05pm | Kennedy Ball

  It was an early Saturday morning. The birds chirping echoed through my open windows into my ears. My alarm beeped loudly as I groggily rolled over and hit it off. I grabbed my phone lazily and opened it. I spent several moments scrolling through […]


September 11, 2018 12:51am | Benjamin Manner

A heavy fog had settled in beneath the brown tinted sky. Deep, pulsating, noises above warned of the approaching enemy ships. One man stood alone, awaiting them. He was a spartan, the warriors humanity had. He wore thick, grey armor, with a yellow visor on […]


September 11, 2018 12:49am | Benjamin Manner

  The shade hung over us, blocking the light of the rising sun. Sweat dripped from our brows as the humidity stuck to us. Anxiousness emitted from everyone, to finally end this nightmare. The platoons before our gleefully made their way forward. Minutes dragged on […]

“The Departure”

September 11, 2018 12:47am | Anonymous Student

An overwhelming sense of gloom enveloped me as I passed through the empty rooms.  I wandered aimlessly trying to grasp the reality of the moment, but also trying to grab hold of anything tangible to keep me there. In mere minutes I would be leaving […]


September 11, 2018 12:45am | Jackie Branch

  The five stages of grief is a lie. A sick lie with a disgusting happy ending: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally, acceptance. It’s all lies, the only true stage is depression.   They say the pain ends soon, but it really doesn’t. It […]

“A Baseball Moment”

September 11, 2018 12:42am | Tyler Harden

As I was standing there, the batter was looking straight at me. I felt the cold stare from the crowd in the stands. They hated my team with a passion. My arm and legs were tense as I was getting ready to throw. The umpire […]

“42 Chestnut Street”

September 11, 2018 12:37am | Drew Sheldon

42 Chestnut Street. That was the place where I spent most of my childhood. I remember its beige exterior, a bland casing which hid the wealth of stories within. I remember the lawn, and how on summer mornings I would wake to the smell of […]

Thursday May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 2:20pm | Staff

ANYONE wishing to hang posters or signs around Lakewood High School will need to get approval from the Bookroom before you can put anything up.  Also, you cannot put anything up with duct tape, masking tape, or scotch tape.  The only tape that you are […]

Take on “I’m not a Painter” by Saige Rook

March 14, 2018 12:17pm | Saige Rook

I am not a speaker, I am a dancer. Some days to be a dancer seems a curse Rather than to speak. Why? Words wondering out of mouths of speaker , Offering clarity I wish I could compose, As a form of communication Building bridges, […]

Original Poem by Saige Rook

March 14, 2018 12:15pm | Saige Rook

Analysis leaves logic locked up far away. Abuse is not abandoned. Consciousness curls, choking on reality. Inconsistencies impact opinion. Stored as secrets, unlocked by code. Confusion ingests all attention. Guidance is eaten by guilt. Decisions lie. Anger installs itself where sorrow knows its home. Recognition […]

Take on “I’m not a Painter” by Lauren Hildum

March 14, 2018 12:14pm | Lauren Hildum

I am not a speaker, I am a thinker It’d be nice to be both, but I find I prefer to observe and get lost in ideas and daydreams   My mind is both a sanctuary and a battlefield, but I’d rather a chaotic mind […]

Take on “I’m not a Painter” by Kyle Darovich

March 14, 2018 12:12pm | Kyle Darovich

I am not a therapist, I am a survivor I too used to be that backseat driver Wondering if things would improve Hoping the surround world would finally approve Then I realized Why feel criticized When you could be equalized Stop trying to jeopardize and […]

Original Poem by Kyle Darovich

March 14, 2018 12:11pm | Kyle Darovich

She came to him, nuzzling his chest. Thought to herself, is this really what’s best? This guy, is he really the one? Will we still be a thing in the long run? I want what’s best for me Don’t you see? So if you truly […]

“Correspondence” by Lauren Hildum

February 22, 2018 11:26pm | Lauren Hildum

A small, worn envelope lies on the dusty wooden floor outside my apartment. Peering down the hallway, I find it empty and silent, vacant of any clue of who knocked on the door. I pick up the envelope anyway and retreat back into the apartment. […]

“Rosebay” by Tinie Declet

February 13, 2018 3:16pm | Tinie Declet

  It was midnight and I couldn’t sleep, the sound of the waves crashing violently on the shore keeping me company. I sat in the kitchen cutting up a few fruits to make a snack. As I was cutting into the mango my hand slipped, […]

“Little Strange Beast” Criztiana Brown

February 7, 2018 7:49pm | Criztiana Brown

    All Timothy ever wanted was to be a normal boy. But normal is such an impossible thing.     Everything changed on the tenth year of his life. His mother had always warned him that one day, he would be as powerful as his grandfather. […]

“Prisoners” by Lauren Hildum

February 7, 2018 6:17pm | Lauren Hildum

They must be running out of bullets. Why else would they lock two soldiers of opposing sides in the same prison cell? They’re hoping we’ll execute each other so they don’t have to waste time. I’d rather take the bullets. I lean against the wall, […]

“War Zone or Home” by Leyla Umarova

February 5, 2018 3:48pm | Leyla Umarova

Here I am. Is this home or war? I am not sure. Here it is coming again into my silent peaceful home. Boom houses crashing down. People screaming for help from ones that can’t even help themselves.  Is it where we belong or where we […]

“A Childhood Home” by Lah Nay Htoo

January 30, 2018 2:54pm | Lah Htoo

  In Karen, Lah nay htoo means moon,get, and gold. In American it has no meaning other than number two which is good I guess. My mother chose this name because it reminded her of when the Burmese Army try to kill her at night […]

Vignette by Katelyn Abraham

January 29, 2018 7:38pm | Katelyn Abraham

While my brother and his friend were out swimming in the cool ocean, I was struggling to move my feet from their place in the hot white sand. The sun’s rays were beating down on the areas my bathing suit didn’t cover on my back […]

“A Divergent Life” by Dania Amra

January 26, 2018 5:19pm | Dania Amra

There stood a 16 year old girl gazing at the sky with its mystery colors. Red, pink, purple, orange, yellow, and brown all mixed together to make the picture perfect landscape. I yearned for a divergent life, nothing but hurt, agony, and grief infused my […]

“An Emotion” by Semra Dervisevic

January 26, 2018 5:18pm | Semra Dervisevic

Knees are trembling. Feet are tapping. Stomach is growling. Nerves are burgeoning. This is the average day for “Nervous”, facing one barrier after the next. His fingernails are down to the core (thankfully he has not resorted to his toenails yet). He is always there, […]

“A Thousand Mistakes” by Lauren Hildum

January 19, 2018 7:45pm | Lauren Hildum

  A legion of rusting stairs spiral above me, intimidating and daunting. With one deep breath I begin the journey up, each stair screeching in protest when disturbed. No lights are here to guide me, just the rail my hand brushes over as I climb, […]

“Drowning in the Golden Sea” by Criztiana Brown

January 19, 2018 7:44pm | Criztiana Brown

     It is winter in Italy. I stand in the warmth of my mother’s wool blanket, watching in silence as delicate flakes of snow fall from the grey and gloomy sky. It reminds me of death. It is so strange being here in Florence as […]

“A Portata Di Mano” by Haley Schultz

December 1, 2017 2:08pm | Haley Schultz

I once met the sun– Its surface a brilliant hue of burning reds, oranges, and yellows that flamed against a silent, motionless, sleeping, night sky. Its size so encapsulating I yearned to embrace its surface.   I met the sun, and I couldn’t tear my […]

“Singing for Jupiter” by Haley Schultz

December 1, 2017 2:05pm | Haley Schultz

Sun flowed into the two windows like a flower’s stem breaking through the ground for the first time. The sun wasn’t invading here, no, it was welcomed. The room accepted it as gladly as the earth accepts a new tree. This sunlight looked around the […]

“The Sailor” by Jack Wynn

November 30, 2017 3:44pm | Jack Wynn

My lady death and darkness She has come unto me To speak of trite misfortune As we travel oe’r the sea The Ocean grey and listless The whole world pale and still The sea knows she has wronged me And she cannot break my will […]

“Chronic Guessing” by Jack wynn

November 30, 2017 3:42pm | Jack Wynn

I’ve been in a lot of pain lately I guess It’s not a big deal to most of you But it’s big deal to me I guess For obvious reasons I get tired From being sick I guess My back hurts My legs hurt Just […]

“Winter” by Criztiana Brown

November 30, 2017 2:58pm | Criztiana Brown

The echo of the wolf song makes the night a symphony, I stand alone in the december frost for what seems an eternity. I close my eyes to reminisce on our passion, Picking up the broken pieces, ghostly and ashen. It is but a tragedy […]

“Ghost” by Criztiana Brown

November 30, 2017 2:57pm | Criztiana Brown

There and gone in just a moment, a phantom in disguise, I wonder if you were even there, am I losing my mind? Sweet and deadly, honey and poison, That was all you ever were, Yet I couldn’t bring myself to say goodbye, it was […]

“Friends” by Skye Maley

November 30, 2017 2:53pm | Skye Maley

I find you down to earth, So in touch with your thoughts. You’re always thinking of things That I, myself would have never thought of.   With my mind wandering Trying to find a way. I try to talk to you, But something stupid always […]


November 2, 2017 1:59pm | Halina Dreger

I open my eyes to Sunday morning sunlight dripping through the windows, collecting on my bedroom’s wooden floor like a pool of honey. Outside, trees sway gently in the breeze, their branches flailing like arms reaching out for one another. A bird glides gently over […]

“Carnival” by Haley Schultz

October 6, 2017 7:05pm | Haley Schultz

  My hands were placed lightly on the wheel so I didn’t appear to be the crazy mom who holds onto her steering wheel for dear life. There was no one in my car except for Abby, my daughter, and the newest addition to the […]

“Carnival” by Destiny Koestler-Blondeaux

October 6, 2017 7:03pm | Destiny Koestler-Blondeaux

The car ride was long and boring. I couldn’t wait to get to the Carnival. My mom kept blabbering the whole way there. I don’t even know what she was saying. I was staring out the window because there’s nothing much I can do considering […]

“Carnival” by Alex Larson

October 6, 2017 7:02pm | Alex Larson

  8am. My alarm goes off and I don’t want to get up ,but My boyfriend ,Mark, yanks me out of bed with breakfast ready before he has to go to work. “Babe come on eat, then I have to drop you off and then […]

“The Journey” by Usha Baniya

October 6, 2017 1:24pm | Usha Baniya

“True police officer fights, not because he hates what’s in front of him …. Because he love who stand behind him.”   I am John. I am 26 years old. I live in a town called Jarrow.I am friendly person when I’m calm. I am […]

“The Journey” Umesh Biswa

October 6, 2017 1:11pm | Umesh Biswa

  “Sometimes being a brother is even better than a being a superhero.” My story begins at the other side of the country. I used to have a small and beautiful family. I have twin brother. My parents named us Jacob and Joseph. I was […]

“The Journey” by Donia Amra

October 6, 2017 1:09pm | Donia Amra

      “Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.” Our story beings at the other side of the country. Two brothers who ran away from home because of an abusive and cruel environment. They found themselves in an orphanage, scared and weak, […]

“Lagoon” by Destiny Koestler-Blondeaux

September 29, 2017 1:10pm | Destiny Koestler-Blondeaux

  My name is Sarah, and I am 15 years old. I have brown hair and green eyes. I consider myself skinny, and I am 5’3. I am the only child which can be boring sometimes but I like it. My mom had died when […]

“Oak Creek” by Alexander Gerakis

September 25, 2017 9:17pm | Alexander Gerakis

The alarm next to Connor’s bed wailed. Connor rolled onto his right side to take a look at it through tired eyes. It read 7:05, panic now rang in his mind. How had he been so careless was the next thought to burst into his […]

“Useful Grey” by Haley Schultz

September 25, 2017 9:16pm | Haley Schultz

  She sat at her desk and looked at the documents in front of her. The papers closer to the top were building permits for downtown Seattle. Just below these permits was a large blue paper that took up a majority of the desk. It […]

Character Sketches and Dialogue by Aaron Kerney

September 18, 2017 6:33pm | Aaron Kerney

John is a car dealership owner. At 28 years old he made two millions dollars. John knows he can get more money. John tries everything to get a couple more dollars. He thinks that he needs money to be happy. He owns ten car dealerships […]

Character Sketches and Dialogue by Miranda Larimer

September 18, 2017 6:31pm | Miranda Larimer

Amber Amber is a recovering druggy. At the age of 29, she finally got her life on track. She had been abusing alcohol and ecstasy for more than five years. She recently got out of rehab. Since then she has been working at the animal […]

Character Sketches and Dialogue Practice by Haley Schultz

September 15, 2017 2:03pm | Haley Schultz

Character 1 Calliope isn’t like most girls; she’s herself. Calliope isn’t considered odd or strange; she’s just irrevocably herself, and doesn’t fall victim to societal conventions or restrictions. She is 5’6 and is happy that she is neither taller or shorter. Her hair is large, […]