Excerpt from Nanowrimo novel By Sophie Stephens Page 36-37 I go to look for my keys, keeping the phone pressed firmly against my ear. I grip onto my phone as if it were really Rosie I am holding on to. She finally speaks. “What have you heard so far, about Cooper?” “Nothing, his parents just … Continue reading 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)
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 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)
By Sophie Stephens Francis Bacon’s “Of Studies” essay written at the beginning of the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment era confronts the topic of studies, their purpose, and their effects on those who partake. Bacon states that there are three main purposes for studying: the pleasure of learning, the effect it can have on … Continue reading Bacon: Of Studies
An excerpt from my NaNoWriMo novel, page one. By Sophie Stephens. 1 December 2017. I have a strange love of words. Any words will do, really: nouns or adverbs or adjectives. When I feel something or think something I can’t express on my own, words are always there to help me out. If there aren’t … Continue reading Excerpt: Just Before the Dawn (Sicut Ante Lucem)
Informal essay and analysis of the Wife of Bath and the Franklin's tale from the Canterbury Tales. By Sophie Stephens In the Wife of Bath’s tale, a knight forcibly takes a girl’s maidenhood and is sentenced to death, only to be saved by the queen if he were to correctly answer her question: what do … Continue reading Chaucer: Canterbury Tales
Friday, Sept. 8 was International Literacy Day. With 28% of the world’s adults post-graduation remaining illiterate, it’s important to learn what literacy is, the problems illiteracy can create and organizations committed to improving literacy rates around the world.