Cherry Paws and Afghan Echoes

by: Sydney Haines It’s been six months since Sierra returned from Afghanistan. She spent most of her time patrolling the city streets, even making friends with some of the locals. There hadn’t been much activity where she was stationed her first few months; the worst, a small car bomb detonating a few blocks down from…

Click

by: Megan Finsel She smiled back at me from the photo I had just taken. I was standing alone on the street corner outside what was now my apartment. Yet here she was, in the black and white image I held. She looked very young, maybe nine or ten. She was standing with her back…

Qalupalik

by: Megan Finsel Lynn Canal, Alaska December 6, 1905 Without the light he would have been lost, wandering the frozen canal for hours. When it cut through the dense night, beckoning to him, he grabbed it with his eyes and refused to let go. He had made it this far, but as he tried to…

Wendigo

by: Amanda Grosso When I touch my belly I can feel my backbone, and I’m hungry. The signs were all there. The legends, the stories. All the warnings. They all basically said the same thing. Don’t eat. One simple rule and I broke it.   You have to understand though. I was so hungry. The kind…

The Business Man

by BlackWitch’s Cat How do you get rid of a person? My dear it is quite simple, for the right price. You see, I am a man with a peculiar line of work. I help madams like yourself to be free of the burden of their lazy men; to be released of their oppressive and…

A Really Killer Ad

By: Breanna Glover-VanRensselaer   He washed the red smears off his hands, then sat down at his computer and began to type. Things with his last roommate just hadn’t worked out. He wrote: Room for rent, $600, at 1200 Serial Lane, Salt Lake City, Utah. Includes: A furnished bedroom, with a queen-sized bed. Don’t flip…

Goddess – An Abecedarian

By: Jordan Noyes Asterism bright in glimpsing eye, bear not the suffering which can apply, for cacodaemoniacal beast there does lie, distant no longer—our beautiful whore. Engulfed in fire and swinging round, fabulous mass with flesh like wine, gibbous eyes with our stars, Her crown, highness, our love, descending in shine. Idle no longer in…

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Shauna Longshore My name is Shauna, and I’m a sophomore here at SCF. I’ve lived in Florida for almost ten years now, and I graduated from Lemon Bay in 2014. I love traveling, although it’s difficult to do on a student’s budget. I’m also a reading fanatic, I love anything revolving around literature, writing, or editing and…

The Cautionary (Fairy) Tale

  By: Sydney Haines   She smiles, Plays peek-a-boo with bone crushing metal Or, it’s the invisible Hansel: “Tag, you’re it!” Says Gretel And he lures her to crawled space A cylinder Then, they find her Ice and snow; unearthed She’s submerged, Among mountains, frozen bloodstream, Stilled lungs Where this occurs All reasoning, Vocalized; in…