The Campus Lantern

Poetry: Letters from Home V

Lenny Lorenz, Writer, Pub

May 19, 2020

Ⅴ-Philadelphia, PA April 23 Dear Home, I think The world is On fire. It’s funny how Fire makes heat Because the energy moves So fast, but Now nothing is moving And yet it burns hot. The world is sick. An animal m...

Fiction: Return of the Queen

Chuck Norton, Writer, Pub

May 19, 2020

Many moons ago, an insecure king ruled alone over a grand kingdom. His short stature provoked him to use his military to prove his masculinity. He captured whole towns and extirpated any foreign cultures that didn’t mirror his own,...

Poetry: balloon.

Lia Jones, Writer, Pub

May 19, 2020

my heart is like a balloon. the looks, the brushes of fingers, the smiles when you thought i wasn’t looking, all swirling around the growing rubber and latex body, hoping to be enough to rise and rise and rise until i’...

Non-fiction: Hole in One

Will Stutman, Writer, Pub

May 19, 2020

It was spring break and I was playing golf with my dad and his dad, my pop-pop, at Eastpointe Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The rays of sunshine were illuminating the course as the clouds like cotton candy dott...

Fiction: “Empty Souls”

Riley Farbstein, Writer, Pub

May 7, 2020

Her eyes are like a camera. She blinks. A photo becomes deposited into her mind. Blue soulless bodies. All she sees for miles is blue. Blink! She captures the crippling landscape. She closes her eyes and captures a picture of...

Non-Fiction: ”Moon Books”

Hannah Cohen, Writer, Pub

May 7, 2020

"Moon books" are what I called them. I sleepily stumbled over to my bookshelf that towered many feet above my head and reached towards the bottom shelf. This shelf was filled with my moon books. They all varied in size, colors,...

Poem: “Permissions Slip”

Chandler Fattah, Writer, Pub

May 7, 2020

They gave you a permission slip On the day you were born A gift, From your dad Your president Your television shows You get a free pass, they say The right to do whatever you want No repercussions or consequences No aftermath If...

This Week: What changes, big or small, are you noticing in the world around you?

April 30, 2020

This week's featured stories, poems, and art work are in response the question "What changes, big or small, are you noticing in the world around you?"  Enjoy! Want to see your own work featured on the website? Each Friday we'll...

Essay: Impermanence

Chuck Norton, Writer, Pub

April 30, 2020

The last moments he inhabited in the house were reflected in the tearful eyes of his owners. My mom, brother, sister, and I filed into the laundry room to say goodbye to Gus, a fourteen year-old bichon with leukemia. My mom plopped...

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