author: Loudoun Creative Writing Students
Literary Lantern: A Space For Creative Writers
While most of The Loudoun Lantern pages cover the comings and goings at our campus, reporting on real-life events, we're an imaginative bunch at heart. This month, we're launching our Literary Lantern section, a space for creative writing.
Interested? We've got a short sampling of fabulous fare for you. Continue reading for a short sampling.
Have a story or poem buzzing around? A verse or chapter you want to share with the community? Contact Prof. Nathan Leslie, our creative writing guru, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Literary Lantern student editor Jared Schneck at email@example.com for submission information.
A poem by Narin Arefi
I lay entwined,
Beneath my sheets,
lacking responsibility or a care.
I feel the need to waken,
To begin the day, to start anew,
said motivation escapes me.
A poem by Margaret Mckenzie Ray
She will tie strings to her fingers
and make the naiads dance
on the banks.
A story by Margaret Mckenzie Ray
Uriel followed Hades for miles into the darkness, his vision lost, his trust alone guiding him. Their path went unchanged, remaining a narrow corridor riddled with stones from when they first entered to moment Uriel saw light. The sun blinded him, a different sightlessness, as he stepped out, red earth cracking beneath his feet.
A story by Will McCarry
The first words had slipped away from memory. I remembered the conversation, but the words lay scattered across my mind, darting back and forth obscuring the long drawn out details which he was relaying to me now. I tried to focus on what he was telling me, but my attention was drawn elsewhere as I glanced around the inside of the old dirty truck. McDonalds wrappers littered the floor and half-finished cigars lay across the dash. My hands were cold and hinted at a strange tint of blue, so I raised them to the heater, pushing them up against the vents. My eyes focused past the dusty dash and onto the windshield wipers that worked furiously against the sheets of snow raining down upon the hood of the little blue truck.