Dear Classmates, Recently, I completed Erin Morgenstern’s debut novel The Night Circus. This 512-paged fantasy novel was a #1 national bestseller, and has also received numerous accolades. Some of which from the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and USA Today, as well as multitudes from respected authors of all genres. One quote that best … Continue reading Sydney Rodriguez’s Letter Essay →
(Santa) Claustrophobic Christmas by Sydney Rodriguez Every Christmas Eve, my entire family-my fourteen cousins and my nine aunts and uncles, along with their spouses-head toward my grandparent’s cramped apartment in Bridgeport, Connecticut, all from various distances throughout Connecticut. Immediately upon entering, the familiar sizzling sounds of dinner and the decadent aromas wafting in the … Continue reading Sydney R.’s Memoir →
Aboard the sleek, white boat Under an infinite, blue sky Above an infinite, blue ocean With white capped waves crashing against the shore Beyond the distant shoreline Past the swimmers, surfers, and paddleboarders Despite the powerful wind Towards no destination, We sailed.
Free-Write #5 by Sydney Rodriguez The rickety, old rocking chair whimpered as it bore the weight of the old man. He breathed a keen exhale as though he had been holding his breath for quite some time. The contents of his coffee mug trembled, drops cascading down the side. The air around him felt dense … Continue reading Friday Free-Write #5: Sydney R. →
Sydney’s Letter Essay #3: Made You Up November 20, 2016 Recently, I finished Francesca Zappia’s debut novel, Made You Up. The author, Zappia, currently residing in Indiana, majors in computer science at the University of Indianapolis. I decided to read this 448-paged realistic fiction novel because of a friend’s recommendation. I was informed that this … Continue reading Sydney’s Letter Essay #3: Made You Up →