The Trading Game: The Blink by Mr. Dugan

Prompt: You are in Mr. Dugan’s creative writing II class and you have to write 1,200 words on anything, but must include. Must Include: Words Sentences Paragraphs An actual plot Story: “Alright ladies and gentlemen,” Mr. Dugan starts his creative writing II class the same way he does every day. I don’t know why I took this elective. I hate to write and I’m the … Continue reading The Trading Game: The Blink by Mr. Dugan

The Trading Game: Mystery Box By Dylan Wise

For this assignment, students wrote a scenario and list of objects and then traded with another student who wrote the story. We call this “the trading game.” Prompt: You are 17 and have convinced your parents to let you move out. You know you cant do it alone so you put out an ad for a roommate. Once finding your roommate you realize there is … Continue reading The Trading Game: Mystery Box By Dylan Wise

Freedom Rings: March 1865, Last Resort: Lincoln’s Frustration Grows and His Desperation Leads to a War-Winning Weapon

Last Resort It’s March 1865 and the American Civil War continues to ravage the United States, reaching a body count of over 600,000. Abraham Lincoln has reached his breaking point. Over the course of the war, his patience has been increasingly tested, pushed to the limit. Lincoln has grown tired of watching his country get torn apart as thousands of Americans die every day for … Continue reading Freedom Rings: March 1865, Last Resort: Lincoln’s Frustration Grows and His Desperation Leads to a War-Winning Weapon

The Brink of Extinction: Prologue

Prologue:Tyrant 65 million years ago, the footsteps of the beast can be heard from thousands of yards away. It sounds like thunder, but the sky is completely clear. Weighing a massive 30,000 pounds, the creature has teeth like daggers, a skull the size of a horse drawn carriage, and makes large footprints in the ground that look like craters wherever it walks. As of now, … Continue reading The Brink of Extinction: Prologue

Poetry Edition 2: Acrostic Poems

This is the second issue in a series of poetry editions. Poetry editions will be published in quick succession and feature a variety of poetic styles. These poems are acrostic poems. Acrostic poems have the vertical spelling of a word hidden in their lines.   Friday by Grace Watson Friday night is when the crowd Roars with excitement In the bleachers, Moms and Dads cheer on their … Continue reading Poetry Edition 2: Acrostic Poems

Poetry Edition 1: William Carlos Williams

This is the first issue in a series of poetry editions. Poetry editions will be published in quick succession and feature a variety of poetic styles. Our first poems are inspired by the work of William Carlos Williams (specifically “The Red Wheelbarrow,” and “This is Just to Say“). Click the poem titles to view the original poems. The student poems are featured below: Based on … Continue reading Poetry Edition 1: William Carlos Williams