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Short Stories

Magnus must take the opportunity to escape his confinement while he still has the chance.

Skyscraper: Part 2

Josh Truesdale, Creative Writing Editor
February 2, 2022

[This is Part 2 of "Skyscraper", make sure to read Part 1 first!] Fearing that I’ll face adversaries the moment the elevator doors reopen, I move myself to the side of the cabin. The numbers on...

Magnus must take the opportunity to escape his confinement while he still has the chance.

Skyscraper: Part 1

Josh Truesdale, Creative Writing Editor
January 12, 2022

I look down the dark hallway from my bench. The walls and ceiling are a glossy pitch black and the floor tiles are polished chrome. A long purple light runs all the way down the hall along the floor,...

Congratulations to the winner and thank you to everyone who submitted!

Winter Creative Writing Contest 1st place submission: “How to End a Family Dinner”

Phoebe Bartlett
December 17, 2021

“The Holiday Vandal struck again last night! Freddy told me in gym class he could see it from his window!” Ethan spat out half his food as he spoke, excitedly raving to my father, who sat next to him...

2021 LSO Spooky Writing Contest - 2nd place submission

Spooky Writing Contest 2nd place submission: “Oddtumn”

Matthew Villineau
October 31, 2021

A cool wind breezed through the forest, rustling the grass and what few leaves remained on the trees. Despite the lack of human intervention, the trees were neatly lined up in parallel rows as if it were...

The Good Samaritan by Danny Garrity is this years winner of the Spooky Writing Contest. Congratulations!

Spooky Writing Contest 1st place submission: “The Good Samaritan”

Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 Spooky Writing Contest! Thank you to everyone who submitted, there were a lot of great stories!
Danny Garrity
October 28, 2021

The snow falls hard on the dark, barren highway. Dense groups of dead trees surround the country road. After a 14 hour shift at the hospital, Katherine makes her way home. The young nurse’s body...

Brothers Nightmares

Brother’s Nightmares

Kat Hallee, Executive Features Editor
October 31, 2020

“EZRA!” Diane screamed down from the top of the cliff in utter horror. She heard no response back from her husband and started to panic. What if he’s stuck? How is he going to get back up? No way...

Girl Scout Cookie season means a battle, we have good intentions, but always get defeated. The Samoas, Thin Mints, and Tagalongs are just better equipped for the fight with your stomach.

Nobody can resist a Girl Scout Cookie craving

Kate Ehl, Social Media Coordinator
March 31, 2020

They are everywhere. In front of grocery stores, in the mall, in your school, and in extreme situations, on your front door step.  I hear three knocks at my door. Each knock sends chills down my...

The Red Bracelet: Chapter Four

The Red Bracelet: Chapter Four

Rachel St. Louis, Copy Chief
March 21, 2019

“The eye sees all, but the mind shows us what we want to see.” —William Shakespeare Val walked out of therapy feeling rejuvenated. For the first time in what seemed like forever, Val didn’t...

The Burden

Rachel St. Louis, Copy Chief
March 18, 2019

My mother decided to commit to my father’s job and deal with everything that came with it. My father’s job was a rare one, a job he should be proud of. Now, years later, Mother was still darning...

The Burden

The Burden

Rachel St. Louis, Copy Chief
March 12, 2019

My mother decided to commit to my father’s job and deal with everything that came with it. My father’s job was a rare one, a job he should be proud of. Now, years later, Mother was still darning...

The Red Bracelet: Chapter Three

The Red Bracelet: Chapter Three

The Red Bracelet will be a short story published here on LSO. Please stay tuned for a new chapter each Monday.
Rachel St. Louis, Copy Chief
March 11, 2019

“We are only as blind as we want to be.” —Maya Angelou   The pungent scent of the old, tattered red barn filled Sherry’s nose the moment she stepped into it. She didn’t remember the...

The Red Bracelet: Links to Chapters

The Red Bracelet: Links to Chapters

The Red Bracelet will be a short story published here on LSO. Please stay tuned for a new chapter each Monday.
Rachel St. Louis, Copy Chief
March 5, 2019

Below are the hyperlinks to Creative Writing editor Rachel St. Louis' latest short story, The Red Bracelet (currently being written), listed from newly published chapters at the top to the oldest at the...

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