Excerpt: Just Before the Dawn (Sicut Ante Lucem)

By Sophie Stephens Page 61-62 “What do you write, when you come to the park?” Cooper asked me. “Anything. Anything that comes to mind. Sometimes I just write about what I hear or see or smell. Other times I add to my ongoing story.” “Write something for me.” “What?” “I know you keep your leather … Continue reading Excerpt: Just Before the Dawn (Sicut Ante Lucem)

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Excerpt: Just Before the Dawn (Sicut Ante Lucem)

By Sophie Stephens Page 4 .  .  . A seemingly inconspicuous Friday night with the family, in my mind. There wasn’t much to do in my small town of Stronghurst, but with the holiday season coming around within the month and the newfound chill in the air--smelling of the anticipation of the first snow we … Continue reading Excerpt: Just Before the Dawn (Sicut Ante Lucem)

Excerpt: Just Before the Dawn (Sicut Ante Lucem)

Excerpt from NaNoWriMo 2017 Page 11 By Sophie Stephens Looking back now, I realize how much I enjoyed those days. Rosie and Elliot by my side, floating through the halls, unnoticed enough to be in our own little world, planning out our futures together. I even miss the jocks, always a constant source of entertainment … Continue reading Excerpt: Just Before the Dawn (Sicut Ante Lucem)

Eating disorders

Eating disorders are a newly prevailing form of self-harm that is used by a growing number of teenagers to lose weight or change their body shape, and can be influenced by a number of societal and psychological pressures. Although believed to be harmless, eating disorders can lead to a number of health problems.

“Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays”

When out shopping for the holiday seasons, I often hear “Have a Merry Christmas” or other comments regarding Christmas presents and celebrations from retail workers and customers alike. Coming from a family that celebrates Christmas every year, I never really questioned the fact that most people just assumed that I celebrate Christmas. But after meeting … Continue reading “Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays”