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Pen to Paper: In Defense of Two Girls Walking

Pen to Paper: In Defense of Two Girls Walking

Defend the prayer all you’d like, but my knees never met the ground with very much grace. So it is no wonder that upon seeing two girls walking, a sapling tree sprouts from inside my lungs. It feels not like the oak transpiring from the autumnal ground, or even like the pine whose needles tumble down to press briefly against […]

by Mattie Wyndham· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Pen to Paper: Found guilty, on account of being a Female

Pen to Paper: Found guilty, on account of being a Female

She only speaks in subtle tones as not to disturb the rest– her voice goes unaccounted for, dear sister, speak when spoken to– that is, in docile address. The courtroom is a place of men and intelligent ones at that but please, if you may let her interject I assure you, her insight is much deeper than her sex. Her […]

by Jackie Brokaw· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Pen to Paper: walk to party

Pen to Paper: walk to party

Francie was wet, drunk, and very aware of the chaffing of her thighs against her snow soaked boyfriend jeans. All she could think about was how if John were to take her pants off tonight that her legs would be frozen, her razor bumps on her bikini line would appall him, and now this chaffing would disgust him as well. […]

by Merrill Read· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Pen to Paper: the Chicken and the Egg

Pen to Paper: the Chicken and the Egg

It’s funny, how often we confuse inhibition for tradition. It wasn’t hard for me to see through you. Hell, I guess you didn’t fall for my fakeness either. It didn’t take you long to realize that I wasn’t fluent in happiness, it was a foreign language class I always just-almost failed. The only way I passed was copying other peoples’ […]

by Anonymous· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Pen to Paper: 5 tall tales regarding coincidence

Pen to Paper: 5 tall tales regarding coincidence

1. The Pale Blue Dot In high school astronomy, I learned that the Earth is perfectly situated in the universe for the creation of life. It’s situated in a surprisingly small temperature belt in our solar system capable of sustaining liquid water, a requirement for life, and especially my life. I’m thirsty all the time. Mercury and Venus are too […]

by Will Walkey· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Pen to Paper: Trapped Inside the Mahogany Clock

Pen to Paper: Trapped Inside the Mahogany Clock

They won’t miss me. I won’t miss them. It is a mutual feeling, unsaid but completely understood — I don’t give a damn about you. Mother, I will not miss you. I will not miss you Dr. Warren Bernerd and your team of devilishly handsome psychology fellows. Really, I will miss nothing about that office of yours. More specifically, I […]

by Jackie Brokaw· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment

First creative writing open mic held in pub

Poetry readings, pizza, appetizers, and good conversation graced the English department’s first creative writing gathering and open mic night, hosted this past Monday, May 1, in Colby’s Blue-Light Pub. While ExPRESS poetry often hosts open mic nights in the Mary Low Coffee house, the sponsoring of an open mic night by the English department where students present their own work […]