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a vignette by Kathleen Segal, ’19

“For the first time, he heard something that he knew to be music. He heard people singing. Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps, it was only an echo.” ― Lois Lowry

Ickh that’s bright. I grimaced, squinting against the harsh light. Before I could fully adjust to the light, I found myself facing the corner again. Then the window. Then the wall. Back to the window. Upside down. Sideways. And there’s the corner again. I grew taller, raised to my full height. I faced the metal, staring at my friend. After months of new faces every week, I found their constant presence comforting. But what about last time… Continue reading “perhaps”


sea remedy

a vignette by Corynne Stollerman, ’19
The angel dumped the contents of the orange bottle into his quivering palm. With the precision of an owl stalking its prey, he picked up a pill and dropped it in the section of his pill organizer labeled “Monday.” The chalk-gray tablets left a powdery residue on his fingertips. He picked up another and transferred it to Tuesday. The entire pill sorting process usually took upwards of half an hour. The chalky pills he was sorting now were the first in a long line up, with bottles of giant capsules filled with translucent liquids and containers of bead-sized supplements lined up on the edge of the table. They were regarding him with a drowsy gaze, as if they were even tired of the whole ordeal.

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a watercolor illustration by Chloe Xie, ’19astronaut.jpeg

swings to space

a short story by Jacob Landau, ’22

They were just children, not entirely sure who they would be yet or where they would find themselves next year, but they kept propelling themselves through the air with their short, insignificant legs nonetheless.
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spring contest results

The Red Ink staff would like to extend a huge congratulations to the winners of the Red Ink Spring Contest! For our viewers, over the past few weeks Red Ink has had a spring themed contest and we’ve received a variety of submissions (watercolors, fashion lines, musical compositions). We’ve certainly had one of the most creative contests yet! The winners are down below:

1st place: Chloe Xie, ’19 with her watercolor

2nd place [tie]: Sophie Liang, ’19 with her ceramics piece, “Bee in a Flower” and Serelle Carr, ’19 with her heritage bowl

3rd place: Clementine Starck, ’19 with her spring fashion line



a musical composition by Audrey Wang, ’21

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click the image to listen!

the one to blame pt. 2

an excerpt from a horror story by Inara Pirani, ’19

“Nice jacket by the way. You a big fan of the Bulldogs?” Logan asked, pointing to my varsity jacket. Oh man. Hockey. I always dread the sports-related conversations. I never keep up with this stuff, so I never know what to say. Hockey is boring; all you do is watch a bunch of dudes on steroids kick a puck around with a stick.
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the one to blame pt. 1

an excerpt from a horror story by Inara Pirani, ’19

     My stomach flip flopped as I followed my new principal, Dr. Trent, down the worn, rubber-lined steps of my new school. My legs felt like jello as Dr. Trent turned down a long hallway. I hated meeting new people. I’ve never been that outgoing person, who introduces themselves to everyone they see. What would I say to people?

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winter contest runner-up

photos taken by winter contest runner-up Syringa, ’19


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