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The Hemlock Review

A fine arts magazine by the CSAS student community

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fiction

Isabella Parks, class of 2020
Mindless Creek
fiction

When his foot got covered in mud, he knew that it would not be easy to get to the creek today. Whenever there was mud at the trailhead, it was always flooded much deeper in the forest. The realization resulted in an angry sigh, but there was little he could do Continue reading

Olivia Hardy, class of 2022
Mountains
fiction

There is a place where the skies touch the earth, it is a beautiful place. Where the birds fly high above the clouds. One morning the feather of a bird dropped to the ground. Footsteps sounded nearby, soon, out of the single shrub to the corner, a beautiful white-tailed Continue reading

Parker Barrett, class of 2023
Mystery Man
fiction

My house was built in 1904. It is a tiny, single family home with a wood frame setting on a concrete block foundation. I have been living there for about 12 years. Of all the weird things that my siblings and I have seen and heard in this house I have a favorite on in Continue reading

Reagan Wilson, class of 2023
Never Enough
fiction

If we weren’t on this stupid island, I could be a real photographer.

This thought grazed across my mind almost every day. I mean—it’s a gorgeous city—but on an island, half surrounded by a rocky mountain, the rest by a sea. Continue reading

Sarah-Nicole Jackson, class of 2023
Transfer Student
fiction

The school day seemed to fly by as normal. First I went to math class, then we had a free period, then language arts, then lunch, and so forth. It wasn’t until the end of the day when we heard a shocking announcement on the loudspeaker. Continue reading

Victoria McCroskey
The Frigidity of Dreams 
fiction

Around you stood the erect forms of a frozen landscape. An icy wind clawed its way down your throat, latching its unforgiving fingers in your lungs. Continue reading

Joshua Adams, class of 2023
Detective Ace
fiction

“You’ve done it again, Ace!” Will said.

“All in a day’s work of being a detective,” Ace responded.

It was a fall afternoon at Brixton Elementary School when Ace, the 4th grade school detective, wrapped up his latest case.

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Olivia Hardy, class of 2022
Mountains
fiction

There is a place where the skies touch the earth, it is a beautiful place. Where the birds fly high above the clouds. One morning the feather of a bird dropped to the ground. Footsteps sounded nearby, soon, out of the single shrub to the corner, a beautiful white tailed deer stepped out, she was a mother. She trotted to the center of the clearing cautiously, in the center of the single shrub, a snout stuck out, a small snout.
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Manasa Makam, class of 2022
Alternate 
fiction

My body aching, still recovering from that 50-foot fall. Water dripping, spiders around me. Cobwebs in my glossy chestnut hair, my school uniform all dusty. There was not a speck of light, but I wasn’t scared, I was trained for this. I could feel it, it was here! In this cavern! This was it! The place! I couldn’t believe it! This was a dream, it had to be, but it wasn’t! I Maddison Boyce had found the prototype of the biggest weapon made by criminal masterminds.

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