Oxbow High School

The Ice Boat

The wind whips across the frozen lake, biting into any skin that is unfortunate enough to be showing. I walk down beside the breakwater, one hand holding the stern of the ice boat. The boat is pulling me forward in the strong wind, and I am grateful for my crampons. As I near the edge of the breakwater, the wind picks up even more, and I tighten the scarf around my neck.

The Box

My alarm went off, but I put it on snooze because it was Saturday and I was exhausted. Dealing with all those students in the library can take a lot out of you. This week they were especially obnoxious considering it was the week before Christmas break. I even sent a couple of boys to the office after a little fight. It was nothing major, nor did I want to deal with it. I figured the best choice was just to send them to the office.

My Story

 

Dead of Winter

 

 

My world in Blues

As a kid, it was my favorite color,

Open

And finally my feet are planted firmly on the ground

My fingers spread wide apart, the whistles through them

Unloved Penny

    There was once

The Box

I woke up like every morning. Same old routine, same old boring life. Wake up at 6:00, eat breakfast, shower, get dressed, gather my things, leave the house at 6:45 to open the neighborhood library at 7:00 am. Nothing ever exciting happens around here, or at least not like it does in my books. In one of my books a man in Ohio got a weird package that contained a bomb. All the detectives found the criminal. The story was riveting. I wish my life had some zest in it but sadly my life isn’t a best selling book. This morning I thought was just an ordinary morning.

Choices

       I was walking along the beach one afternoon not long after I bought my new house. I figured Florida would be a nice place to live, so with the fortune I had just acquired from the Powerball I bought a nice piece of land with a nice house.

Endless Change

Careful where you tread child,

here on the frozen earth.

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