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 […]

Creative Writing

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 […]

Creative Writing

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 […]

Creative Writing

Faith Potts: Fiction Contest

To highlight the winners and honorable mentions of the 2019 Kathleen Downey Short Fiction Contest, Richard Mayne heads this series to share their work on the New Worcester Spy. Each entry includes an interview with […]

Creative Writing

Gabi Plainte: Fiction Contest

To highlight the winners and honorable mentions of the 2019 Kathleen Downey Short Fiction Contest, Richard Mayne heads this series to share their work on the New Worcester Spy. Each entry includes an interview with […]