Creative Writing

Those That Crave Candy: Hansel and Gretel Retold

Thursday, February 21, 2013
by USL Writer
Those That Crave Candy: Hansel and Gretel Retold

Those That Crave Candy: Hansel and Gretel Retold (Gold Key in Humor) Sophie Bello, 8th grade I guess I should feel sorry for those kids after hearing their sob story, but I don’t. At all. The way they treated me was awful, and what did I do to them? Provide shelter and mugs of... Read »

Il Giardino (The Garden)

Thursday, February 21, 2013
by ChasToday
Il Giardino (The Garden)

Il Giardino (The Garden) (Silver Key in Short Story) Sophie Bello, 8th grade My name means ‘little fire’ in Italian, and I sure lived up to it. Even more now after mom left dad. I have quite the temper, and how my parents knew I would is a mystery, but they sure named me... Read »

Hailey the Unicorn Huntress

Thursday, February 21, 2013
by USL Writer
Hailey the Unicorn Huntress

Hailey the Unicorn Huntress (Gold Key in Humor) Sophie Bello, 8th grade My heart was beating in quick patterns as I began to run. The horse was dead ahead; oblivious of what it would soon become. I pulled the sharp horn off my tool belt and lunged into the air. The white stallion looked... Read »

Goodbye Ankles, Hello Socks

Thursday, February 21, 2013
by USL Writer
Goodbye Ankles, Hello Socks

Goodbye Ankles, Hello Socks (Honorable mention in flash fiction) Sophie Bello, 8th grade “What?” My eyes were wide with shock as I turned to the hunched over old man. “I have to climb up that mountain?” I miserably looked up at the perilously steep trail, leading to the treasure. The man, formally known as... Read »

The Shop

Friday, February 1, 2013
by USL Writer
The Shop

The Shop by Jeanne Marie Martin, 8th grade IT WAS RAINING the day I first went into the shop, the little shop on Hickery Lane. It was small and rather cramped with the smell of must and dust, but it is my safe-house from the terrors outside. It was September 11, 2001. My dad... Read »

The Darkness of a Banana

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
by USL Writer
The Darkness of a Banana

The Darkness of a Banana by Annabella Leone (7th grade) A BANANA. SUCH A SIMPLE THING. Yet when combined with the darkness of a million nights, and the evil of a twisted soul, it is no longer the sweet delicacy of which certain breads and pies are made. The foul fruit is more wicked... Read »

Local 8th Grader Pens Award-winning Short Story

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
by ChasToday

Tracked by Sarah Hand Sarah Hand is an eighth grader at University School of the Lowcountry in Mount Pleasant. This year (2012) her story “Tracked” won a regional gold key award which enabled her to enter national competition where she was awarded the silver medal in the scholastic arts and writing for short story.... Read »

Collaborations: A Dance Concert

Friday, April 8, 2011
by ChasToday
Collaborations: A Dance Concert

Submitted to the Creative Writing Corner by Gabrielle Schecker BACK IN MARCH, I attended the College of Charleston Department of Theatre’s annual dance concert, Collaborations. At first, I couldn’t make a connection between the title and the program. When the lights dimmed and the curtains opened, I concentrated on the dancers, the songs, the... Read »

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