Creative Writing

“The Spell”

By Tyanna McCaulsky Photo credit: Josh Catalano Just a kissGave the heart that one wishBlind eyes Devious liesWhat did I miss?Butterflies, my sunshine However, you weren’t actually mineHolding onto a thin lineThe pain, I don’t want to […]

Creative Writing

Talking on Paper

By Richard Mayne A respected member of a Cherokee tribe once referred to written language itself as “talking on paper.” At a campfire one night, not long past the dawn of the nineteenth century, he […]

Creative Writing

“You”

By Thomas Clark Every merchant agreed that my father practiced frugality with a fervor that eclipsed his passionate Baptist beliefs. He approached any prospective purchase as a brutally competitive event. Negotiation was a non-existent term […]

Creative Writing

Artwork by Karen Silva

Karen Silva presented her work at our Spring Showcase, and New Worcester Spy staff members were so impressed, we asked her to share more of her work! In Karen’s own words: I enjoy painting with […]

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Becoming a Writer

By Gabrielle Plainte As a child, I started writing even before I could hold a pen. I wove stories about monsters under the bed and princesses in castles, fantasies of a three-year-old girl’s mind. My […]

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If Only a Rose Could Talk

By Sarah Tonkin I was walking home one nightDown the familiar laneWhen I saw something in the lightRuined from the rain A singular red roseLay flattened and dejectedFrom a lover, I supposeA lover that was […]

Creative Writing

Blocked

By Carol Chester Sitting in the Sullivan Commons at Worcester State University, I hear two women talking at a table across the room from where I am seated. Normally, there would be nothing unusual about […]