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The student news site of Lake Stevens High School


The student news site of Lake Stevens High School


Written Work


Ava Saldanas May 22, 2023

    Dark soulless eyes. All I saw were soulless eyes, piercing me through the dark. There the body lay cold on the floor with blank expressions on their face. What sat on the couch next to me lay a long...

A Fine Line

The pen was slipping lower and lower in his hand. The past is too hard to let go of. He held it tighter. He held it too tight. It broke. He was petrified. What was he to do? That was the only thing he...

brown-eyed bird

Natalie Anderson March 29, 2021

Sticky fruit blood dripping down chins dripping like revelation from the mouth of babes. I’m afraid I’m a fastidious eater Eat light, eat polite, I’m seen and not heard All I can offer—the...

windows to the soul

Natalie Anderson March 29, 2021

Your sister is playing with a toy you don’t recognize. It shouldn’t be a surprise, as you haven’t been home since the term started, but it is. You can’t make out exactly what animal it is until...

“Threads; or I Think This Is a Love Song”

February 27, 2021

it’s so vulnerable to open something up  (crack a spine, feel a pulse) and know it’s close to  someone close to you. like you’ve cut them open  and you’re seeing their opaque...

As She Remembers

January 13, 2017

She sat back in the rocking chair remembering how her Nanny used to.Then she recalled the story that she couldn’t forget. In August 1939, she had been a 15 year old in London, living her life just like...

The One Who Haunts This Town

December 30, 2016

I woke up and went to school like any other day. Six long periods all depending on a bell that dismisses us at 2:10pm to our freedom for the rest of the day. It was the same thing every day, four periods...

Sky full of stars

December 20, 2016

I remember the day distinctly.  I was waiting for my French cousin to join me for dinner at La Hacienda in Santa Fe when I hatched a most brilliant plan.  You see, my cousin and I have been rivals since...

A whisper in the woods

December 20, 2016

Aiedail screamed, startling herself awake. Settling back against her pillow she thought about the nightmare, one that she had been having every night since her 14th birthday about a week ago. The...

You got me

December 20, 2016

Just 1 more minute. I didn't think it was possible, but Mrs. Miller has managed to make history even more boring than watching grass grow. I'd know cuz my brother and I tried it once. We didn't last 10...

The Blanks

Ashley Ratliff June 8, 2016

The Blanks I could hear the leaves and branches of the trees collide into each other from the aggressive wind. The wind whistled in my ear as I kept running through the woods. I heard the laughs, and...

Student short story submission

Brendan Weir, Student submission June 1, 2016

He stirred, although it is too dark to see him. Unaware of the true situation, Jake sat up and rubbed his eyes, as if to rub away his drowsiness. Giving off a yawn he opened his eyes, revealing his light...