wellesley high school's literary & arts magazine


a vignette by anonymous, class of 2023

Smiling is a privilege. There are some who can wake up in the winter with short days and still be smiling when the orange sun sets, hiding itself away from the constant disruptive buzzing that hums on the ground.  Even there, there was a smile that was seen from miles away. 

Continue reading “Grapes”

banana and the tape

a painting by Genevieve van der Wal, ’22

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a drawing by Iris Xia, ’22


david and the yak

a short story by Timothy Bonis, ’22

The morning two days before A. S. was supposed to travel home to Kensington for Easter, British Rail decided to strike. Mostly it was no issue; A. S. knew he would drive back to London and one of his roommates, David Blair, was a scholarship boy from Liverpool who didn’t go home for Easter holiday. His other roommate, Weetman Harold Miller Stewart, was a whole different kettle of fish; he was already the fourth Marquis of Badenoch and was already complaining. Continue reading “david and the yak”

april fools’ contest winner

The Red Ink staff would like to extend our congratulations to the winner of the Red Ink April Fools’ Contest! For our viewers, over the past few weeks Red Ink has hosted an April Fools’ themed contest and we’ve received some of the best submissions yet. The winner is:

Timothy Bonis, ’22 with his short story titled David and the Yak


a drawing by Iris Xia, ’22



a drawing by Iris Xia, ’22



a drawing by Iris Xia, ’22


cat cult

a short story by anonymous

The Amulet of Beatrice Walker gleams unnaturally in the moonlight, casting soft green shadows onto the ground. Frantic hands scrabble to climb up the mound of loamy dirt, scattering dust into the air, scattering dust into the thieves’ lungs, scattering coughs into the air—all muted with a signal from the small black cat seated at the foot of the mound. Continue reading “cat cult”

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