Interview with Trista Merrill

This is the first of a series of interviews by Annie Livingston and Amanda Reed. Our first subject is Trista Merrill, the head of the Honors Studies department at Finger Lakes Community College! Trista Merrill Interviewers: Annie Livingston and Amanda Reed   Why did you decide to teach? How did you come to teaching at FLCC? I have always wanted to be a teacher. I remember playing school as a kid and I always wanted…

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Moment Flash – Nicole Aruck

We have another Moment Flash entry up for reading tonight; the author of this work is Nicole Aruck! Thousands of miles away, Yet, it feels like you’re here. We sit underneath the stars, Watching the Red Moon. This night I hold dear to my heart, As for once, we can share the same sight. Three years down the road, Time goes so fast. As we are starring at the moon it all comes back. The…

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Moment Flash – Caitlyn Sprague

Welcome back; today’s our next Moment Flash installment! Our author for this installment is Caitlyn Sprague. I am sitting in a lawn chair, staring around the fire at my family. The fresh summer woods and smell of our camp fire permeate the air. To my left my two girls are playing with rocks and sticks—the way I played as a kid with my sisters, using our imaginations and playing outdoors from sun up till sun…

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Moment Flash – Annie Livingston

We of The Finger are back with our third installment of the Moment Flash series! For those who are new, the Moment Flash consists of flash works approximately 150 words or less that capture a moment in time. Tonight’s work is written by Annie Livingston. I walk along paths lit by lanterns, ferns, and a sliver of moonlight, towards voices in the distance. The wet stones are slippery and cold underfoot. Steam from the springs rises up…

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Moment Flash – “12 ¾ inches”

Welcome, and welcome back! Tonight we’re publishing the second installment of our Moment Flash series, written flash works that capture a moment of time in 150 words or less. Tonight’s piece, “12 ¾ inches”, was written by Connor Keihl. Flickering white and red, soaring through waves of blue and white. Left foot twitches, spinning backwards, crossing the right. Black leather meets my body, hugging the inside of my left arm and breast. Long legs leaping over…

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Moment Flash – “Your Words”

This year, we’re starting a new series of writing – the “Moment Flash” series. Here, all the works published are approximately 150 words or less – it’s a moment of time, captured in writing. This is the first entry of the series! I continued watching the tiny, nondescript screen of my phone, waiting for a reply with bated breath. He wasn’t acting like himself in these conversations, and hadn’t been all night; his expressiveness was,…

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Woman, Witch, Warrior

Today, we’re bringing in another Honorable Mention piece from Sonja Livingston’s Queen of the Fall Essay Contest! In “Woman, Witch, Warrior”, Jillian Bond proves that the person who inspires you the most doesn’t necessarily have to be real, as she speaks about identifying with, and learning from, Hermoine Granger of the world-famous Harry Potter book series. Woman, Witch, Warrior Author: Jillian Bond I was nine years old when my hazel eyes and soft finger tips brushed the spine…

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ˈmä-mē

Today, we’re introducing one of the Honorable Mention pieces from Sonja Livingston’s Queen of the Fall Essay Contest! The contest focused primarily upon these questions – Who did you look to as your childhood icon and why? What did they represent, and what does that say about the person you’ve became? In Laura Helker’s “ˈmä-mē”, Helker looks into the similarities between herself and her mother, and how they’ve affected her both then and now.   ˈmä-mē Author:…

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