2019 Flash Fiction Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our flash fiction contest! This year’s prompt was inspired by the Spring Arts Festival, which included an astounding student tribute to Queen. Along with many memorable performances, the following three pieces also honor the iconic band and tell their own tales of “Innuendo”: 1st Prize “Seven Sinful Moons” by Natalie Dawley I awoke to the desert sun’s intense beams, briefly blinded by the light that waited for me to wake…

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The Cleansing

By Megan Anning To whom it may concern, I’m writing this because I don’t know what else to do. I don’t want to have to write or think about her. But I love her. That’s the reason why I’m bothering with this. Writing isn’t my thing. I don’t like to strain myself. Celeste was always straining herself. It was stressful being around her when she was in one of her moods. If she wasn’t painting…

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The Miracle

I know that it’s a little pretentious for me to say, but Friday night, we were the champions. The 2019 Spring Arts Festival tribute concert to Queen was a total success! Despite worrying we wouldn’t have that great of a crowd – one of the stage directors telling us ten minutes before the show started that only half of the seats were filled – it turned out to be a full house! The auditorium was…

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The Rise of Pop

There once was a time when rock was the dominant force on the charts, however as the 2000s moved along, it faded out and electronic pop music made its mark on the public. It was a force to be reckoned with, and rock music stood no chance. The terms “pop” and “rock” used to be synonymous, with bands such as The Rolling Stones being considered pop music (now called classic rock). It wasn’t until the…

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Post-Grunge

The death of Kurt Cobain shook the world. He was a man who spoke to adolescents in a way no one else could. The question everyone was asking was, “Where do we go from here?” Thankfully, the hard rock genre kept its head and pushed forward. Music, as it does, had changed again from the original idea of grunge. Grunge was a genre filled with poetic lyrics and dirty-sounding instruments. The new genre, dubbed “post-grunge…

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Avengers: Endgame

Back to visit my Box of Chocolates I see! Well hopefully today’s chocolate does not leave as bad of a taste in your mouth as Avengers: Endgame did for me. I have to admit, I am a huge Marvel fan! I absolutely love this series and I love the storyline of each and every character. However, after years of build up and of never being disappointed with a film, I am sorry to say that…

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Deepwater Horizon-Review

Genre: Drama, Thiller, True Story Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, Kate Hudson, and Dylan O’Brien Directed By: Peter Berg Before this movie was even in theaters, I was intrigued by the story. I was only ten years old when the oil spill happened, damaging the oceans and sea life for miles. But I never knew that eleven people had died that traumatic event. This movie sheds light on the brave souls that did…

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