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A Ghost of a Prank

A Ghost of a Prank

Fabian A. Ortiz Ramos

March 19, 2020

As though a starved predator stalking its prey through a bush, Junilapy shadowed a back exit of her school, knowing that her best friend would depart through it on her way to the parking lot. “This is what you get for ‘forgetting’ to buy me that ice cream,” Junilapy cackled to herself, impati...

Living with ADHD

Living with ADHD

Riley Yowell

March 11, 2020

Tippity tap tap. Why are they staring at me?  Did I do something what if something happened what if we are all about to die what if- Tippity tap tap.  Why is the ceiling dripping?  Has it always been dripping I should go get that fixed let me call the person to fix it-  Tippity tap tap....

The Most Comfortable Bed

The Most Comfortable Bed

Riley Yowell

February 27, 2020

Depression is the most comfortable bed to be in Which sounds amazing  Until they realize  It takes extreme strength  To crawl out....

Sands of the Hourglass

Sands of the Hourglass

Riley Yowell

February 5, 2020

There are a few signs of the depressed.  They stare as though they can see the sands of the hourglass  Slipping and sliding through their fingers.  Their eyes have unimaginable stories And some have scars.  They look too old  To be so young. ...

Twisted

Twisted

Riley Yowell

January 26, 2020

There is a feeling on the interior  That twists up on the insides And makes them question everything That appears on the outside.  It is a lingering feeling That appears even when they are dreaming And every time it seems like it's gone Something reels it back in. ...

Why won’t you smile?

Why won’t you smile?

Tyler Harris, Fluco Beat Editor

November 25, 2019

Why don't you smile? A small one will do. Please just be happy! I can't see your light through. Your fears Your tears Your years Of unrest.   So Please just smile Hold yourself high This road is a long one So please just try....

Cold Blood

Cold Blood

Nora Wells, FCHS Journalist

November 8, 2019

It’s a crisp December morning. The air is dry and cold; one step outside would result in frostbitten fingertips. I sit by the window and watch the snowflakes silently drift towards the white sea that was once green earth. As I sip my lukewarm tea and gaze out into the colorless abyss, I become aware...

A Choice in Time

A Choice in Time

Riley Yowell

October 8, 2019

7:29 am, Tuesday September 11th, 2001   Ding Dong. The cheerful doorbell rang through the air as I stepped into the North Tower at the World Trade Center in New York.  “Good morning,” the clerk at the front desk exclaimed. I responded with an equally cheerful “Hi,” and laughing a little b...

Comet

Comet

Tyler Harris, Fluco Beat Editor

August 30, 2019

Moving too fast Burning up Fear he’ll face An end abrupt. The glorious star You found in the sky Has met his end His time is nigh. In a blazing heat With glistening tears Ambition all gone And sadness too near He says goodbye Shrinking in size In one last sputter He...

Walls

Walls

Tyler Harris, Fluco Beat Editor

May 13, 2019

Closing in all around me Are walls too high to climb. People ask “Where are they?” I say “They’re in my mind.”   Why not make them go? Just imagine it away? Believe me, I’ve tried But I can’t keep them at bay.   However I try to break them, Howeve...

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