The voice of the students

The Catamount

The voice of the students

The Catamount

The voice of the students

The Catamount

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cherry blossoms

Wendy Brannon June 2, 2024

Petals on a cherry tree, small pinks and whites on slender stems, vanish soon after bloom into the wind. Petals, barely captured for more than a week, before they fall and brown and decay into...

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Julia Watts May 17, 2024

  Is freedom eternal or ephemeral? Fleeting or forever? Perhaps it is not beginning  But has always been Never needed to start  Never shall reach an end    Is it wrong...

Lake Quinault, Washington, by Wendy Brannon

Creature of the Lake

Wendy Brannon May 10, 2024

Oh, dear Creature of the Lake,  I dropped a rock into your domain, as I stepped, and it disturbed your peaceful waters. Beloved, please don’t take revenge; no stern acts of vengeance, of you...

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The Peaceful Island of Nod

Joel Yang April 29, 2024

You open your eyes and see a bright, starry night sky. You are lying on a grassy field surrounded by blooming flowers, it looks like the beginning of spring.  Huh, this feels familiar. You’ve been...

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ABYSSALIS Interviewed by Zuoren Aili for The Blue Straggler, 2097 [ABRIDGED]

Norma Lin March 27, 2024

  Twelve years after her fatal accident in Tor. X-9-140, █████ ████ shocks all of Juvia with a full recovery and re-debut as ABYSSALIS with the release of Atomic Automaton Heart,...

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Chaos Blade Files: N. America 1970s

Joel Yang January 18, 2024

In North America, deep under the earth, there is a ruined temple. In that temple, a Red Blade is stabbed into a pedestal, and behind that is a tunnel leading to many murals showcasing events in North American...

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Forest of the Lost

Joel Yang January 15, 2024

A child absent-mindedly strolls through the foggy forest under the starry night sky. The child begins to slow down, eventually stops walking, and thinks: “Where am I?”.  The child looks around...

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The Island of Nod

Joel Yang November 4, 2023

You open your eyes and see a bright, starry night sky. You are lying on a soft field and are surrounded by blooming flowers, it feels like spring.  That’s weird, last time you checked it was January...

Illustrated by Norma Lin

From Operation EiPoRo, File 19, Letter 35

Norma Lin October 30, 2023

The landing capsule settles with an exhale, stirring dust into opaque clouds. Click. The hatch springs open. I step out to survey the landscape, kicking pebbles and watching them shoot out in low gravity....

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Thunder Born

Julia Watts October 30, 2023

The storm brings peace. The calm of the weather season is changing. We count the changing time by storm. World runs, like clockwork. Three dimensional. Like our world. Or so we think. The ancient humanoids...

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Double Sunset – Poetry

Wendy Brannon October 29, 2023

Brilliant colors of the sunset melt  into the foliage of dying trees. Yellow, orange, red, purple, fade into drab browns, into different shades of gloom. Coffee-ground leaves  sink into...

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Chaos Blade Files: Introduction

Joel Yang October 28, 2023

Hello, what you have in your hands is the culmination of months of research and discoveries. These are the Chaos Blade Files, a collection of Files that will inform you on the Chaos Blades and how they...

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