Category / Nonfiction / 2019 / Spring 2019

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  • The Stranger and the Twenty dollar Bill – Johanna Kopp

    The world was black outside my windows, and my body ached for more sleep, but I willed my arms to push my body away from the warm, soft bed, and my legs to carry me to the kitchen. Looking the part was every bit as important as the rest, so while I swallowed large gulps…

  • Prone to Exaggeration – Gregg Murray

    Exaggeration is a funny word. It’s got five syllables and all sorts of letters. Its spelling is flat-out excessive. Perhaps that’s the point of the extra g, to indicate excess. In that sense you could say it’s performative; it exaggerates itself. It takes water that’s merely room temperature and either scalds it or freezes it.…

  • Shaw’s Dream – Paul Rondema

    Shaw’s Dream        George Bernard Shaw (the screenwriter for My Fair Lady and from whom the ancient Greeks derived their myth of Pygmalion) had a deep and abiding love of the English language. That love was so intense, so incendiary, that upon his death he wished to be buried in nothing but words.…

  • Pictures in My Heart

    Author: Siqi Liu Grade: 11 at Naperville Central High School 1st place Live Arts Contest Pictures in My Heart As I walked home from school one dreary afternoon, the usual pool of black liquid and human waste sitting outside my apartment building caught my eye. There was a fresh green leaf that somehow got mixed…