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Madison Nazar, FCHS Journalist

December 14, 2018

I wish I could explain The inner workings of my brain Because maybe then I would not feel so alone Overthinking   When I am in a good mood I am almost outside myself But when I am down I can feel the walls of my body decaying Feeling in extremes   Expectations can kill you People will ex...

Das Model

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Leah Estes, FCHS Collaborator

November 29, 2018

“Shift, darling,” the artist’s dominant voice rang out, distinctly accented, “No, no! Ach du Sch… ja! Perfekt! Hold it, hold it.” The legs of the easel scraped on the worn wood floors as it was dragged a few feet to the left. She took great care to hold her position, letting the pulsat...

Devil’s Night

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Runa Scales, FCHS Journalist

October 30, 2018

Screams could be heard from the cold, silver bleachers. Cheering came from everywhere as the player on the field sprinted to the end. “Aye, we got another point,” said my friend Jackie. I had no idea what was going. Football wasn’t something I could understand as easily as Jackie and Pamela. ...

The Rain’s Embrace

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Gracie Walton, FCHS Journalist

October 22, 2018

“Mom, I’m going out to hang out with some friends!” my sister shouts out to my mother who is in the kitchen. “Okay honey, be safe… it’s raining cats and dogs out there, so text me when you get there!” my mother yells back to her, probably too afraid dinner will burn if she moves away fr...

Chicken Run

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Ethan Vernatter, FCHS Journalist

October 1, 2018

How did my life get to here? This morning I was getting ready to be the best man at the wedding of my life-long friend, Ryan,  and now I'm running from the cops in a chicken costume. I guess it all started yesterday at the rehearsal dinner for the wedding. I had run into an old friend from grade...


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Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

September 12, 2018

Lucid dreaming. It's something always been something I've been able to do, the ability to be in a dream and realize that I'm dreaming. Some lucid dreamers say they have the ability to manipulate their dreams, but I can never do that. Before I can even get a word out in my dream, I find myself awake i...

Accidents Happen

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Gracie Walton, FCHS Journalist

August 22, 2018

My breath quivers as I carefully open my bedroom door. Once I do, I am faced with the dark hallway that hides my family’s past behind glass panes. They hold pictures of our once happy home: my smiling mother, my loving father, my serious yet silly sister, my baby brother with the big heart, and me. It ...

Strangers in Lander

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Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

May 14, 2018

Lander County, Nevada July, 1958 The sun was beginning to set on the dusty Nevada horizon. Frederick Milton, a World War II army veteran of the Pacific theater, sat on the porch of his ranch home, listening to the evening news for his small town. After the war, Milton wished to get far away fr...

Nine Lives: Part 1

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Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

May 7, 2018

Risking my life to save a kitten's was not something I ever thought I would do. I don't even like cats. But there I was, climbing up a tree next to an apartment building with smoke and flames billowing out of the left wall. All to rescue a frail, short-haired, orange kitten sitting in the third st...

Protector of the Darkness

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Gracie Walton, FCHS Journalist

April 20, 2018

In the dark, You feel the pressure of the world, As you realize you have nowhere to turn. She will find you in the darkness.   She-- the protector of the darkness, The darkness of your heart-- Feeds and survives on your misery, Repairing you in the darkness.   She com...

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