Writing Portfolio

Writing Portfolio- Stephanie Tomasson Age 17, Grade 12, Trinity School, Gold Key

Occupy the Oversized One type of man threatens Wall Street moguls with court ordered appearances and imprisonment, another with media exposure and slanderous internet blogs, and yet another with banishment to Main Street. Flask, the stout rapscallion causing quite the scene on the Liberty Street side of Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, fell into a […]

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Writing Portfolio- Stephanie Tomasson Age 17, Grade 12, Trinity School, Gold Key

Eating Away I stared at my best friend; something seemed different, disturbing, unrecognizable. Something was new. Her wide brown eyes shifted nervously as I scanned her sun-tanned face. Had she cut her thick honey hair? Had she grown taller? I couldn’t put my finger on it. She answered my joyous greeting placidly, my arms embracing […]

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Writing Portfolio- Stephanie Tomasson Age 17, Grade 12, Trinity School, Gold Key

Boundless My sweaters are usually quite docile. They obediently sit on their designated shelves and maintain their perfectly creased positions. They know that they must be seated according to color and they certainly know they cannot move unless I move them. They are dutiful subjects, eager to be worn on crisp fall days. Each has […]

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Writing Portfolio- Stephanie Tomasson Age 17, Grade 12, Trinity School, Gold Key

The Jamalbra Days are Over Only one person knows the fate of Jamalbra the duck. Jamalbra’s fragile one-inch frame made her an easy target for thieves and bullies. She was beautiful—her delicate buttercup plumage protected her tiny orange feet and perfectly sculpted bill. She wore a white bonnet with a blue ribbon tucked under her […]

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Writing Portfolio- Lucy Tan Age 17, Grade 12, Stuyvesant High School, Gold Key

Gray Birds I wrote one at home yesterday and threw it at you, actually. Page one, two, three, sixty tear-stained, ink-smudged, heavy; they flew in the air, like gray birds against bright light raining words over your dull head seeping into the jungle of your hair, your pores so absorbent, your shoulders so still, needles […]

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Writing Portfolio- Lucy Tan Age 17, Grade 12, Stuyvesant High School, Gold Key

Grapes for Breakfast Early mornings, we listen to Sibelius – his notes dance off your thick eyebrows as I get lost in the way of you – your dark curves of genius, mind shadows following close behind, engulf me, swallow me whole, like a competition of grape-eating foolishness – a million you’s surrounding one flustered […]

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Writing Portfolio- Lucy Tan Age 17, Grade 12, Stuyvesant High School, Gold Key

Passage (a sonnet) Your hazel eyes were upon mine, like a layer of icing upon a sweet cake with specks of brown and chocolate sprinkles you sent and scattered upon my soul, so as your stare flew right past the thin film of my cornea and fell deep down my red scalded throat, my chest, […]

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Writing Portfolio- Lucy Tan, Age 17, Grade 12, Stuyvesant High School, Gold Key

Icebergs in the Sky Those clouds like icebergs in the blue sea, blue sky, floating by slowly being moved by the wind, the breeze, the currents of the sea, deep sea, deep blue sky into the universe and cosmos exploding stars and meteors, glowing sea urchins and sponges of debris within the depths of the […]

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Writing Portfolio- Lucy Tan, Age 17, Grade 12, Stuyvesant High School, Gold Key

Seldom Did I Ever Those days at 2:47 PM you could find me at my raw light-brown ash wood desk in the corner of my comfortably quiet basement speculating each and every stroke I set upon some thin-lined loose-leaf paper sheets – the sheets that I would bring daily to room 313 as I took […]

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