Throwback Thursday

July 20, 2017By webeditor1Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursdays! We’re bringing back some of our favorite pieces from the last 30 years of Scribendi. The Lowest Star Johanna Byrn-Orand – University of New Mexico – 2006 The smell of summer is a sickening blooming, a cloying, grinning thing, and it rests on your neck, damps your collar, sets your head aflame. Headlights rise … Read More

Throwback Thursday

July 13, 2017By webeditor1Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursdays! We’re bringing back some of our favorite pieces from the last 30 years of Scribendi. Autumn From Away Michael Hansen -Utah Valley State College – 2001 But think of the way October comes, ripened to such pale wash. And of the quiet cold, blade of narrowed hours spent alone. Listen: the leaves wake beneath … Read More

Throwback Thursday

July 6, 2017By webeditor1Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursdays! We’re bringing back some of our favorite pieces from the last 30 years of Scribendi. One More Story Kimberly Walters – BYU – 1996 So, Joe the Old Liar starts telling people I’m Fruity, and everywhere I go it’s double-takes and long glances and me, not knowing, I think maybe the world’s finally noticed my engaging … Read More

Throwback Thursday

June 29, 2017By webeditor1Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursdays! We’re bringing back some of our favorite pieces from the last 30 years of Scribendi. Fishing When I Am Twelve Years Old Bonnie Wells – Western Oregon University – 2014 I’m standing barefoot on a dock made of recycled plastic in ragged jeans and a faded black raincoat, holding the pole while my sister … Read More

Throwback Thursday

June 22, 2017By webeditor1Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursdays! We’re bringing back some of our favorite pieces from the last 30 years of Scribendi. Broken Stone In Duchesne County Creed Rykel Archibald – Westminster College – 2009 I followed Dave’s old, white van through the last light in Heber City, out past Strawberry Reservoir, and into Duchesne County to his little house in … Read More

Throwback Thursday

June 15, 2017By webeditor1Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursdays! We’re bringing back some of our favorite pieces from the last 30 years of Scribendi. Instinctual Sterilization Jennifer Mason – University of New Mexico – 2004 According to New Mexico legislature, any woman can have a tubal ligation upon turning 21 years of age. This is a procedure where the fallopian tubes are cut … Read More

Throwback Thursday

June 8, 2017By webeditor1Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursdays! We’re bringing back some of our favorite pieces from the last 30 years of Scribendi. His Body Mold Bed Rachel Heisler – University of New Mexico – 1999 The first time I laid down in his bed my body fell into the mold his body had made A snare of pillows and mattress A … Read More

Throwback Thursday

June 1, 2017By webeditor1Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursdays! We’re bringing back some of our favorite pieces from the last 30 years of Scribendi.   Bleating Rabbit Matthew Frederick Nieder – San Diego University – 1994 She’s got seven stray black cats, two mutts brought home from the pound, and a crippled brown rabbit who, at her feet, limps around bleating, crying for … Read More

Throwback Thursday

May 25, 2017By webeditor1Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursdays! We’re bringing back some of our favorite pieces from the last 30 years of Scribendi. Wired Paul Douglas Gacioch – Northern Arizona University – 1998 “Hey Story-wanna read the Unabomber’s Manifesto?” “Huh?” “He’s got his own homepage.” “No,” I tell my little brother Bryan after two seconds of care­- ful consideration, “I’m afraid that … Read More

Throwback Thursday

May 18, 2017By webeditor1Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursdays! We’re bringing back some of our favorite pieces from the last 30 years of Scribendi. Potter County, Pennsylvania. 1974. Karen D. Skolfield – West Chester University – 1993 The well was dry by May that year, stayed dry for three days until my scalp started to crawl, my clothes grew stiff with old sweat … Read More