Winter 2017

Take a step into the Watermark, a creative website filled with short stories, poems, recipes, and blogs. All content was written and performed by students in Mr. Kimbell's creative writing class at Jeffersonville High School.

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Honest Hour

by Femi Kareem   To be honest, I feel lonely   My hands tremble from being cold and boney   I don’t relate to anyone remotely   Searching for…

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This House

by Kaitlyn Turner   We had known it was coming for a week.   “It ain’t taking this house ,” My grandfather said,” And even if it does, i’m…

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Through the gate

by Nathaniel Zimmerman Blaring sirens and flashing lights overwhelmed his senses, the yells of men and sounds of distant explosions filled his ears. My  eyes darting back and forth…

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Hitting the Soccer Field

Hitting the Soccer Field by Braxton Troutman   I pull up my socks then lace up the cleats on my feet. I hit the field as I listen to…

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Wake Up

By: Lisa Morris So… this is what Death feels like. I thought I knew who Death was ever since I was a young girl and my father took me…

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By: Amy Schmidlap “Lillian! Dinner’s ready, come inside!” Another ten seconds later, Jennifer heard no reply and she started worrying slightly. “Lillian, it’s cold and snowing out there, if…

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by Danyel Cervantes   The hopeful drizzle tours among the street Whilst grasping onto a dream committed to its quest Struggling to find a love with something it meets…

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by Jennifer Martinez & Lizzie Coons   Whenever you see your grades are low And your mother is on your case And your teacher is telling you it’s due…

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by Abby Turner   As I walk down the windy road I start to wonder how long I’ll be alone I stop and stare and every car that passes…

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The Monster Under the Bed

by Amber Gillenwater “Tommy, come on! Let’s get to bed,” Mother called. Tommy glanced up from his toys, a small frown pulling on his face. “But Mother,” he whined.…

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by Simone Brady   I have to imagine flowers where scars could be, Green stems in my hands versus the razor in my fingers, Rose petals instead of beading…

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Mirror, Mirror On the Wall

by Bernice Umukiza   Mirror mirror on the wall Tell me I am beautiful Tell me that this face I have Should not change but stay as is.  …

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Coming To Senses

by Allison Ingram   You hated the life you were living.   You know you shouldn’t let it affect you, yet it still did, anyway. It happened every day,…

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A New Beginning

by Winter Wheeler “What’s her heart rate?” The lights and sounds were so far away I could feel myself detaching from my body. The world around me felt like…

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100,492 Miles from Home

by Madeline Paul Approximately twenty years ago, a nuclear war broke out between North Korea and the United States. The result was total devastation: no more countries, no more…

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Just Like You

by Josiah Pohl The greenish blue atmosphere filled the horizon of a flat wasteland. On that horizon you could see the existence of some other mysterious worlds and moons.…

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Back In Time

by Audrey Collier “Welcome to Mcdonald’s, may I take your order?” This was everyday life for me, considering I worked forty hours a week to help support my family…

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“I’m Just Trying to Run my Show!”

by Alexa Roach “I’m Dude Ferrari, and that’s all for tonight’s episode of Teahouses, Taverns and Truck Stops!” Click. A satisfied smile made its way across Dude Ferrari’s face…

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Jeffersonville High School, 2016