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You Showed Me How to Love

Mollie Hervey January 15, 2021

The rain pummels down on the roof. I am sitting alone on the porch listening to the cars splash across the slick road in the distance. The refreshing smell of the rainclouds relaxes me coupled with the...

Coming Undone (May 2018)

Coming Undone (May 2018)

Susan Rose, Issue Editor December 27, 2020

Our second issue of the Frederick Dreamcatcher was the first to feature poetry, nonfiction stories, and art from students on interior pages. Among these works is a story about fear at the edge of a cliff,...

Dreaming In Darkness (Oct. 2017)

Dreaming In Darkness (Oct. 2017)

Brandon Coon, Issue Editor December 27, 2020

Our first issue of the Frederick Dreamcatcher started our tradition of horror-themed anthologies each October. Among these stories is a mystery of a split identity, a game show with the ultimate prize,...

Away at Sea

Away at Sea

Madeline Kovanda, Class of 2021 December 26, 2020
"She now remembers his empty grave. If only her mind and her heart could forget." A sestina on loss and regrets.
Pain on the Inside

Pain on the Inside

Brooklyn Carlson, Class of 2023 December 26, 2020

She’s smiling so bright hoping to hide all of her pain on the inside.   Always making jokes, she just does it to not make her mother worry.   Behind her lovely, large, shining blue...

The Lonesome Lottery of Life

The Lonesome Lottery of Life

Lucy Rothe, Class of 2023 December 26, 2020
A villanelle poem about the price of immortality
Stiff as a Board

Stiff as a Board

Brandon Coon, Frederick High Staff December 26, 2020

"Look what I got!" Beth rolled her eyes as Lindsey revealed the box. A Ouija board? Really? How cliche can a slumber party get? "Awesome!" Sarah said. "Macey, turn off the lights." The giggling...

Thirty Seconds

Thirty Seconds

Jake Morris, Class of 2023 December 26, 2020

Beads of sweat ran down Ryan's face. He glanced at the timer... thirty seconds. Maybe my last thirty seconds to live, he thought. There's a stone by the wall. Groping in the darkness, he picks it up...

Just Smile

Just Smile

Kayla Lorimer, Class of 2021 December 26, 2020

“Uh, Kendra? You okay?” I waited, but she didn't answer--she just smiled. I shifted nervously in the passenger seat. She's smiling, so just smile back, I thought. She'd been acting weird the whole...

One Knock Saves A Life

Alyssa Wooley December 18, 2020

My eyes flutter open and my ears attune to the soft buzzing of the operating light above me. I try to lift my head but my entire body is left completely paralyzed. I watch in horror as a nurse approaches...

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