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Distant Relations

Distant Relations

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Archive, Fluco Fine Arts Corner

“Bye kids! Have fun and behave for Beth,” Mr. Overton told his children as he exited the house with his wife. They were attending a retirement party for Mr. Overton’s co-worker and asked me to babysit. I waved with the kids as they drove off and ushered the children back inside, closing the door. ...

Electric Entities

Electric Entities

Raven Nelson, FCHS Collaborator

February 27, 2017


Filed under Archive, Fluco Fine Arts Corner

The sky is completely devoid of light, Then a force of nature parts the night. The dark quickly retreats and recedes, With astonishing ferocity and speed. It divides the sky with such eloquence, And strikes the Earth without penitence. The jagged luminous veins pierce and break the sky, Lett...

Existential (Prelude)

Existential (Prelude)

Thomas Sam, FCHS Journalist

February 16, 2017


Filed under Archive, Fluco Fine Arts Corner

The resounding roars of war rage through thunder and rain on the fields of Germany, and the clashes of swords and the defeated yelps of the Germanic knights constantly ring out. There are some 500 men on the field, about half with their armor adorned with the black symbol of their cult, and the other ha...

Auntie May’s Cafe

Auntie May’s Cafe

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under Archive, Fluco Fine Arts Corner

Chloe swung open the door to her aunt’s cafe for the last time. She was still in shock at her mother’s announcement that they were moving. Chloe’s mother wasn’t coping with the death of Chloe’s father very well, and felt the family needed a change of scenery. Chloe knew that her mother ...

The Chair

The Chair

Morgan Maupin, FCHS Collaborator

January 13, 2017


Filed under Archive, Fluco Fine Arts Corner

His old chair was the only entity she had left from him His love for her was diminished. With broken dreams and deteriorated love she sat everyday For he had found a new chair With more support With more beauty With more life. His old chair wrapped its broken arms around her wretched body As he on...

Volcano Season

Volcano Season

Renee Milligan, Assistant Fluco Beat Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Fluco Fine Arts Corner

Dripping orange leaves overflow cracked clay pots fertilized by embers, planted in ash. Skies run with color. Thorns paint gashes in clouds whose white forms bleed, smearing red in hasty retreat past creeping vines of gray and black. Liquid light blooms. Red and yellow florets sparkle. Growing,...

Restless

Restless

Renee Milligan, Assistant Fluco Beat Editor

August 16, 2016


Filed under Fluco Fine Arts Corner

Tossing and turning and it's 2:17 AM I can't sleep with sheets twisted around my limbs stretching and grasping in the dark at the dark and it's too hot this pillow under my head I turn it over 27 times in an effort to find the cold side but it's no good one foot hanging out over the edge of the...

The Pea and the Princess

The Pea and the Princess

Alexis Hamshar, FCHS Journalist

May 6, 2016


Filed under Archive, Fluco Fine Arts Corner

Now, I'm sure we've all heard of the classic fairytale, “The Princess and the Pea,” right? Well, no one knows the true story, because no one cares enough to hear how I, the pea, felt about this whole ordeal. I remember the night like it was yesterday; it was after all, the most traumatic experience...

An Unlikely Friend

An Unlikely Friend

Brianna Parker, FCHS Collaborator

March 14, 2016


Filed under Archive, Fluco Fine Arts Corner

The trees swayed in the light breezes.  The grass was a beautiful, bright green color and there was not a cloud to be seen in the blue sky.  The flowers sprayed their aromas throughout the park.  Birds chirped their melodies and the squirrels scurried up to their homes, eager to munch on their acorn...

Because I Can

Because I Can

Brianna Parker, FCHS Collaborator

February 22, 2016


Filed under Archive, Fluco Fine Arts Corner

I hated her.  She was my arch nemesis.  I personally didn't know her, but I did know that she was evil! It was one day in Pre-K that I declared her evil.  Back then, I wasn't the cutest kid in the patch.  I had glasses two sizes too big on my face, bushy brows, and way-too-long eyelashes.  I...

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