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The Red Bracelet: Chapter Four

The Red Bracelet: Chapter Four

Rachel St. Louis, Creative Writing Editor

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 feel twice as aggravated as she had been before going into that orange room. Perhaps it was because...

The Burden

Rachel St. Louis, Creative Writing Editor

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 Father’s socks and picking up Daniel’s baseball gear. My youngest brother Jacob was always ...

The Burden

The Burden

Rachel St. Louis, Creative Writing Editor

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 Father’s socks and picking up Daniel’s baseball gear. My youngest brother Jacob was always ...

The Red Bracelet: Chapter Three

The Red Bracelet: Chapter Three

Rachel St. Louis, Creative Writing Editor

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 abandoned place smelling this sweet. After a sigh of both relief and exasperation, Sherry climbed up to t...

The Red Bracelet: Links to Chapters

The Red Bracelet: Links to Chapters

Rachel St. Louis, Creative Writing Editor

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 bottom. Thank you and please enjoy. Chapter Four Chapter Three Chapter Two Chapter One Prologue...

The Red Bracelet: Chapter Two

The Red Bracelet: Chapter Two

Rachel St. Louis, Creative Writing Editor

March 5, 2019

“You’ll just keep crashing if you never take your eyes off the rearview mirror.” —Leo Christopher   “I can’t believe I caught you the moment I walked into town.” “You haven’t seen anyone else yet?” Sherry asked, leading Jacob down the familiar road. She squinted against t...

The Red Bracelet: Chapter One

The Red Bracelet: Chapter One

Rachel St. Louis, Creative Writing Editor

February 18, 2019

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” —Winston Churchill Val sat by the therapist’s table and clutched the green crayon. Crayola, of course. Its paper lining had come off long before Ryan died, long before Val ever ha...

The First Valentine

The First Valentine

Rachel St. Louis, Creative Writing Editor

February 14, 2019

It began sometime in the year 270 A. D., mid-February. Like any other young Roman couple, Felix and the love of his life, Antonia, were seeking the unorthodox priest who married Christian couples in secret. Antonia was ready to take the risk to marry Felix, but Roman Emperor Claudius II had recently outlaw...

Intro to The Red Bracelet

Intro to The Red Bracelet

Rachel St. Louis, Creative Writing Editor

February 11, 2019

Sherry loved ice cream. She licked her double scoop of black raspberry, savoring the sweet flavor while her tongue was painted a delicious shade of purple. To her left sat Val, who held a decreasing cone of Rocky Road. She took a lick and closed her eyes, relishing it. They didn’t get to have th...

It’s Joy, Cross My Heart

It’s Joy, Cross My Heart

Rachel St. Louis, Creative Writing Editor

February 1, 2019

Her lips weren’t as chapped as his, her back not nearly as raw from the lashes he took for her. Both of her palms were whole, while his bore holes from the nails driven into them. His head had been speared by thorns, yet her own scalp was untouched. His heart used to be heavy with suffering, while ...

Smoke

Smoke

Tara Nigro, Class of 2019

December 14, 2018

Windows were shattering, doors were slamming, children were crying, and parents were screaming. The usually quiet, small village of Pilzno, Poland, was now a madhouse. Deep voices yelled orders while horrific sounds of beating and fighting followed. A man in black with a flashing red armband kicked d...

Thud

Thud

Hailey Robbins, Class of 2019

November 2, 2018

It’s a rainy Saturday in November, cold and dismal, the kind where everyone stays inside and seeks warmth. The city is bustling as everyone hurriedly rushes from place to place under umbrellas, rain boots sloshing through dirty puddles. You’re sitting in your apartment, staring out over the mad rush o...

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