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Writing

Plight of the Introvert

By Kayla Doubrava

Typing the conclusion of my English essay, in a loud, dimly lit coffee shop, I peer over my laptop screen and see the type of girl you only see in pictures.


Dandelion Girl

By Aroog Khaliq

They called her Little, but Little was big. Little was tall, with stooped shoulders and an odd, loping gait. Mostly, though, Little was lonely.

She was like a dandelion in a field of perfectly cut grass—bright and beautiful to some, but ugly and unwanted to others. 


Stepping Out Into The World

By Kendall Lanier

People hide in the darkness of the day They see it happen but they stay away But today is the day that I speak up and say something Being brave, not afraid Taking a chance and stepping out Being heard not reticent Standing up and speaking out Never hiding in the shadow Seeing the world smiling in