May 28, 2017

Posts from "Features"

  • Features | Sep.22, 2016

    The Adventures of Phil Fellows

    Abby Johnston ’17 Portfolio Staff Fluorescent lights flickered and buzzed, matching the cream linoleum and blank shelves of the filling station.  Phil circled in his swivel chair behind the counter and waited for the cash register to blink 6:30 p.m.…

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  • Portfolio | Sep.15, 2016

    Sophie’s Dream of Scipio

    Chennah Sharpe ’17 Portfolio Staff Rain poured down, splashing onto the roof in waves, as if someone was filling a bucket and dumping it down repeatedly on the room. The sound of rain brought her home, and she knew that…

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  • Portfolio | Sep.15, 2016

    Not As Bad As Everyone Thinks

    Joey Aiello ’17 Portfolio Staff Tyler waved nervously as his last tangible tie to home pulled away in a 2007 Honda Civic. I’m completely on my own now, he thought once his mother’s car was out of sight. He turned…

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  • Portfolio | May.01, 2014

    Stay Alive

    by Melanie Souchet ’14 Senior Portfolio Staff The closet was too small and she’d brought too many clothes. The room was too small, and she’d probably brought too many things. But it was amazing what you could fit in the…

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  • Portfolio | Mar.20, 2014

    Paradise Is Where I Am, Part 3: A Safe Town

    by Jose Martinez ’16 Portfolio Staff Darkness, and then some red, followed by more darkness. That’s all I see. All I hear is a distorted bleeping noise…and the longer it goes on it begins to sound something like a synth…

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  • Portfolio | Feb.27, 2014

    Consequences

    by Kiernan Dunlop ’14 Portfolio Staff Andy only got presents from one person each year on his birthday. His own mother either forgot or didn’t have enough money to buy him anything, even though she always seemed to scrape together…

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  • Features | Oct.20, 2011

    Fast Fiction

    Here’s the deal: 25 words or less. One title. An entire story.

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  • Portfolio | Oct.20, 2011

    There’s More Than One…

    It was dark outside, but she could see it through the window in front of their table. The pale light from a streetlamp on the outside corner cast an eerie glow against the glass, transforming it into a makeshift mirror. The reflection of his backwards baseball cap hid her face from view, but she knew the humidity had blotted it with sweat. It had been a long time since they had looked at the clock in the library….

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  • Portfolio | Oct.20, 2011

    There’s More Than One…

    It was dark outside, but she could see it through the window in front of their table. The pale light from a street lamp on the outside corner cast an eerie glow against the glass, transforming it into a makeshift mirror. The reflection of his backwards baseball cap hid her face from view, but she knew the humidity had blotted it with sweat. It had been a long time since they had looked at the clock in the library….

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  • Portfolio | Oct.20, 2011

    Death Came Knocking September 1918

    Death lingered in that house. It clung to the curtains, splattered against the walls, and hid in the nooks and crannies. No one could see it clearly, though; it flashed across the line of vision like a shadow or the sun reflecting off a pair of spectacles. Feeling Death arose suddenly too. It came swiftly like a chill, rose like goose bumps, attacked quickly with a cough. Mr. Wesley, my employer, thought nothing of it. He and Mrs. Wesley cared only about the Great War ending. That’s all anyone cared about.

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