I am currently a second-year student at Knox. Despite my many hours spent laboring over thesciences in SMC, getting a liberal arts education has taught me the strength of words and howthey can be used to express the deepest moments. I had written "Maya" during my niece's(i.e. Maya's) visit from Florida. Being just a year and a half, she was at a really tender age and hadan affinity for cuddling. The night she fell asleep in my arms after I found her crying in my roomleft me moved, to say the least; in the dark, I found a paper and pen and wrote this poem. Mayahas taught me many lessons about the purity of childhood. Whenever I look at her, I alwaysthink, "There is a god in it."
Elizabeth has been an editor for Wynken, Blynken, and Nod since fall 2011. She is asesquipedalian junior majoring in creative writing and psychology, and therefore plans to live ina box, though how large a box has yet to be decisively determined. She also likes to bakeprimarily chocolate flavored confections, draw comics of a metaphysical nature, and inventShakespearean style insults.
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Julia is a double major in French and Creative Writing hailing from southeastern Michigan. Shelikes apples but not fruit, why do you think that is? She would rather be sailing.
Man vs. Wolf
is a short story written for my creative writing class during my senior year of high school. It tells of a nameless man who encounters a wolf in the forest near his house.Tension builds as injuries are sustained on both sides, but in time the man finds out the wolf'sreason for taking up residence in the woods, only it turns out he might be too late to help it.