The Beat of the Natural Drum

“Are you insane?” Daisy said, looking incredulously at Marty. Marty laughed, and Daisy could not help but think about how her laughter always sounded like bells. Daisy and Marty were sitting in their dorm room on a mild spring day. The frost of winter was recently...

Order Chelonii: Chapter Summary and Study Guide

The Hindus believe that the world is held in place by four elephants balanced on the back of a turtle. (Well, probably not all Hindus, any more than all Christians believe in an evil, talking snake and isn’t that its own lovely bit of slander.) That’s a lot of...

Alice in the Pool

I would run to Alice Milton’s house after school every day—my sneakers skidding down the gravelly hill, my lungs filling with the odor of petrol as I’d turn past the old gas station, my mouth twitching with joy, knowing I was almost there. Her little white house with...

Blind Visions

The sun streamed through the partially covered bedroom window and onto the face of Alaina Howell. She wrinkled her somewhat wide, flat nose in annoyance at the sudden warmth on her nearly round face and turned her back against the window. She snuggled deeper into the...

The Speech – Light Prose Competition Winner

Adam punched the bag another time. There were beads of sweat pouring down his face. He had been hitting that damn bag all night and into the morning. He needed to be at his best when Evan and the forces of Eden came knocking on his proverbial door. They were less than...

This I Believe

Zenaida R. Gonzalez This I Believe    June 6 Music. Everyone can understand it. Everyone can feel it. Whether you are deaf or not, the pulsation of the music – of the booming of the drums, of the electronically made beat boxes, of the electrifying rattling of the...
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