wellesley high school's literary & arts magazine


a drawing by fall contest winner Starly Li, ’23



a poem by fall contest winner Simon Zalesky, ’20

The leaves die but they will come again

The water freezes and it snows when

The darker times are out then

But do not fret or weep and cry

For summers coming the light will rise

There is no light without the dark

And there is no good without evil’s part

There’s one path and we must stand tall

Because Autumns colors are soon to fall

fall contest winners

The Red Ink staff would like to extend our congratulations to the winners of the Red Ink Fall Contest! For our viewers, over the past few weeks Red Ink has hosted a fall themed contest and we’ve received some of the best submissions yet. The winners include:

1st Place for Creative Writing: Simon Zalesky, ’20

1st Place for Visual Arts: Starly Li, ’23


a photo by Grace Bida, ’21
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a photo by Grace Bida, ’21


a photo by Grace Bida, ’21


a photo by Grace Bida,’21
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everything is fine

a poem by Chloe Fang, ’23

Everything will be fine, they say, as mothers and fathers fight desperately behind them, trying to keep their sons and daughters close to them. Everything will be fine. Continue reading “everything is fine”

only with a body

a poem by Emily Banthin, ’20

Today I walked through a hollow house
accompanied by figures with tattoos
made of silver crosses
hung from the tiny hairs of a neck.
Their eyes were open so wide
I was pretty sure their irises were held in place
by something I do not possess,
because my eyes would have fallen from their sockets,
onto the floor like rocks that make dents in the carpet.
Continue reading “only with a body”

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