The Devil's Quill


Lael Keller, Co-president

January 6, 2020

Plop! Plop! Plop! Rain Rain come again Falling upon fragile rooftops Fading into sinful streams  Sighing a breathe of relief  This is the rain’s belief  That it can wash away All the insane pain Pausing in the midst of...


Julia Schnarr

December 2, 2019

Black street blue Bentley steady pace eerie night. Small bump cross roads trees stand upright. Slow down keep parked glow red  then green. Rain falls down window large car unseen. Speed up cause panic swerve left ...

Little Summer

Elizabeth Maloney, Winner of the Morristown Book Festival Contest

November 20, 2019

Little Summer   My brother and I would waste away  Our summer days, Kicking our socks off And lying back On creaky wicker rocking chairs  Draining the color from rocket popsicles Until our lips wer...

Dusk by Lael Keller

October 21, 2019

Dusk   We seek wishes At dusk We seek our endless dreams Hidden by shameless schemes Everything is not what it seems At dusk The windows are closed tight But blinds open for light We hear the ca...

Ocean Abyss by Lael Keller

October 21, 2019

Ocean Abyss   Blue ocean nights Staring out into the sunset As the water waves goodbye And all there was left Was you and I   I looked out into the vast world Beyond our smitten eyes And...

A New Modest Proposal — John Tondora

August 10, 2019

Prewriting: An address to the baby boomers I have 3 houses, what am I supposed to do? Stop working? I’m only 7 years away from my extra 18 million dollar severance. You can have the job then Social security is such ...

Satirical Article — Ashwath Subramanian

August 10, 2019

SCIENCE   President Reveals Earth is Flat, Upending Scientific World Forever   2/4/19, 2:42 am   President Trump says “Got ‘em!” to a reporter who looked at his finger circle today, causing the repo...

An Immodest Proposal — Camille Shen

August 10, 2019

The outside world is not the place it once was: it is crawling with psychopaths, serial killers, rapists, and psychopath serial rapists. But even so, some women still have the audacity to walk around on the streets wearing but a sh...

A Modest Proposal For Marginally Increasing Your Social Media Following — Christopher Brinkley

August 10, 2019

I think that it can be agreed upon that those matters which are of life and death are to be taken most seriously, such as whether or not your peers are aware of what you had for lunch, or if they know how astonishing you look w...

A Modest Proposal Parody — Emma Alexis

August 10, 2019

Hiiiii Sisters! Just your typical, basic Gen Z kid here and welcome back to my Youtube channel! I have some MAJOR tea to spill. Not to flex on you or anything, buuttttt I was having a lit juul sesh yesterday and then this middle-...

Kaitlyn Wiehe — Common Application

August 7, 2019

 Prompt: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. Doodles, glue, or maybe e...

Rebecca Kilroy — Supplement Essay

August 7, 2019

Essay: As a writer, I consider myself a storyteller. That’s why history captivates my interest. To me, history extends beyond dates and places; it encompasses the complex stories of the human experience. However, in the narrati...

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