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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...

The Red Bracelet: Chapter Two

The Red Bracelet: Chapter Two

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

The Red Bracelet: Chapter One

The Red Bracelet: Chapter One

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

The First Valentine

The First Valentine

Based on a true story. Felix, Antonia, and Marcus are fictional characters based on Christians from this time frame. However, Saint Valentine, his jailer, and the jailer’s daughter were real. The  characters’ emotions and personalities are fictional as well. Facts found in this piece are derived from https://www.history.com/news/real-st-valentine-medieval.
Rachel St. Louis, Copy Chief
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....

Intro to The Red Bracelet

Intro to The Red Bracelet

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
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...

Joy questions the beliefs she has been raised with following the loss of her grandfather, yearning for solid answers.

It’s Joy, Cross My Heart

Rachel St. Louis, Copy Chief
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...

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