Creative Writing

Cold Times

The walk path. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria (labelled “1”) to Joe Allen (“2”). By Zach Smith What’s better, condescending chill or wonderful warmth? The answer depends on who you talk to. In a 2009 study by the […]

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 […]

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 […]