Echolier

I Am a Woman

Christina Ortiz, Guest Writer

May 6, 2019

April 28, 1929 Dear diary, I read the newspaper today and the world has gone completely mad. Four women were arrested for “indecent exposure.”I don’t understand why women are put into prison for wearing “revealing...

Running Away

Uel Gallien, Guest Writer

May 6, 2019

My name is Sekani Morales, and I am seventeen years old. I live in the favelas of Brazil. Ten houses away from my hut is the separation wall, which is 55 miles long, 10 feet wide, and 20 feet high. Inside the walls, there’s...

September 11

Colton Ford, Guest Writer

May 6, 2019

“Get out of the building! We have 29 minutes left!” I hear the chief’s voice over the radio. “My friend is still in there! Sir, please save him!” A voice cries of out from the smoky darkness. “Please stand back,...

A Living Nightmare

Julia Fisher, Guest Writer

May 5, 2019

As the hand on the grand clock moved in its slow, rhythmic motion, my heart did the same. My mother, Tabitha, had entered the mansion an hour ago, promising to return in “a short while,” and now I’d been standing on the...

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Gershon Ache, Guest Writer

May 5, 2019

He’s gaining speed. He’s passing the other competitors. He just might have a chance to win it all. There’s nothing that can stop him now, he’s got what it takes to be be a champion. *** One year ago… It’s a struggle to ge...

A Birthday Trip Outside Of My World

Emma Schepers, Guest Writer

May 5, 2019

I remember when Henry Ford came to our small town in Gary, Indiana to present his Model T. My little brothers, Charles and Edward, pushed through the crowd and stood on their tippy toes to see above the taped off area. I stoo...

Slaughter at Omaha

Kenneth Smith, Guest Writer

May 5, 2019

Machine gun bullets whizzing past us everywhere! We can not escape their sight! We all feel like sitting ducks about to get shot. I can see hundreds of American soldiers lying dead on Omaha Beach, and even more wounded. Our superior officers never said that the Germans would defend Normandy this well. *...

Fallen Towers

Litzy Perez, Guest Writer

May 5, 2019

“Would you like some water?” The faint voice rang as I fluttered my eyes open.  It’s 6 in the morning! Why would I want water? As I tried to make out the words, “No thank you,” I realized that my mouth and lips had...

Elaine and Secretariat

Makayla DeWind, Guest Writer

May 5, 2019

As I stepped out of my car onto the dusty gravel road of Meadow Farm, I gazed upon the herd of horses grazing contently in the pasture. How lucky I am to be here. Although I loved my job as Secretariat’s groomer, difficulties...

Bunker Hill

William Showalter, Guest Writer

May 5, 2019

My name is John Baker. I am a farm boy from the country lands of Massachusetts. Life is really rough right now at home. My parents are fighting and making life miserable for me. I am going to get away! Just a few months more and...

Freedom Through Escape

Sophia Martin, Guest Writer

May 5, 2019

I have been trying to escape slavery for almost two years now. It’s September 12, 1867 and I’ve never been more terrified in my entire life. I feel completely helpless. Just a few weeks ago I was torn away from my two kids ...

Raid on Bastille

Liam Mall, Guest Writer

May 5, 2019

“Hey child, come back! You did not pay for that.” I try to compete with his pace, but the child disappears in the filthy, crowded streets. He managed to pick-pocket me of my silver. “I’m gonna kill that boy!” Ever since...

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