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Mace and Crown | May 24, 2018

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Posts ByBriel Felton, Author at Mace and Crown

2nd annual Creative Writing Club contest

April 5, 2018 |

The Creative Writing Club is calling for submissions for their 2 annual creative writing contest. Any form is accepted with a 1300 word maximum, with a 4 entry limit.

For submission/questions email:

 All submissions are due: April 13, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

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Coffee With A Stranger, PT. 2

March 25, 2018 |

by Ann Garcia

She took a look around. The popularity of the shop’s Delight-infused coffees certainly paid off, and Kim had invested quite a sum into its aesthetics. After much deliberation, Kim had decided to go antique with decor of the … Read More

Air Force One

March 25, 2018 |

Air Force One

by Caitlin Helveston

The love you had for everyone

Spread through the empty space and filled the void

When I hugged you with a warm embrace

Please let it be known in your castle above

That you meant so much to us; to … Read More


March 25, 2018 |


by Dustin Hurt

I was chillin’ in the Garden, you know, where the Serpent deceived Eve but Eve was sick of Adam so Eve retrieved me. She handed me a Dutch and few of the Tree’s leaves, told me to roll … Read More

Small deaths:

March 25, 2018 |

Small deaths:

by Fey Redda

there is art in not giving up.

As Rodin patiently tore through stones,

ever the thinker,

we carry pebbles that are boulders

as we carry terrors up mountains.

Tears burn down cheeks, eyes all a-mist,

from a pitcher, we pour our fears over … Read More

Plucked from the Earth

March 25, 2018 |

Plucked from the Earth

by Josh Whitener

When you start

it’s from the bottom

and you stay there not ever really leaving, but things take you places

you can take yourself away from yourself

you don’t see it because it all happens too fast and you … Read More

Rosy apple

March 25, 2018 |

Rosy apple

by Pettie Perkins

They say an apple a day should keep the doctor away. They didn’t say what kind. Green or red? Rosy or marbled? MacIntosh, Granny Smith, Fiji, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Braeburn, Northern Spy, Wolf River, Stayman? Never mind which … Read More

Creative Enclave: “Coffee with a Stranger” Part 1 by Ann Garcia

January 31, 2018 |

Coffee with a Stranger

Part 1

by Ann Garcia


June 17, 3016

Elissa sighed, staring out the window at the gray sky. Her shoulders slumped and her eyes drooped with exhaustion – god, what she wouldn’t do for some actual coffee right now.

Coffee hadn’t … Read More

Creative Enclave: “A Ghost Story” by Patricia Reese

January 31, 2018 |

A Ghost Story

by Patricia Reese

“Hello?” A girl’s voice. Soft, sweet. Out of place in this mortal, rotting slab of house, like classical music crackling over a radio.

“I’m sorry for disturbing you, it’s just -” Don’t be sorry. “- I wanted … Read More

Creative Enclave: “Wonder” by Jalen Young

January 31, 2018 |


by Jalen Young

What do you sound like?

How does my name fit between your teeth

Does it gnaw

Does it mesh

Or does it slowly leave those pink lips

in sweet soliloquy

What do your hands feel like beneath mine

Are they sweaty

Are they heavy

Are they nervous

Are … Read More

Creative Enclave: “composite lover” by Josh Whitener

January 31, 2018 |

composite lover


by Josh Whitener


late July I sat, parked

engine running, radio low

only a commercial and no melody

I was angry

at a cornucopia of things

you: for not choosing me

myself: for making you a composite lover

how I doted on my mother

at my father

for showing … Read More

Creative Enclave: “Questionable Love?” by Arlynn Parker

January 31, 2018 |

Questionable Love?

by Arlynn Parker

Their lovemaking was like two hyenas clawing each other over scraps of meat they scratched and laughed as if they hated themselves, a confusing sight, his expression was a black cat disappearing into the shadows of her … Read More

Creative Enclave: “4 Years of Delight” by Caitlin Helveston

January 31, 2018 |

4 Years of Delight

by Caitlin Helveston

Dark shadows and bright lights

Lead me to my future just ahead

It’s so far out of reach

Yet so close to my feet


The pile of misery

Pushes down on my shoulders

And assignments pile over my head

Why must I … Read More

Creative Enclave: “Celestia” by Wendell Ward

January 31, 2018 |


by Wendell Ward

Her style was musty thrift store, And I swear I saw a mite Buzzing the dried-up feather She’d taped to her Robin Hood hat.

Her lashes: a burned-out forest Clumped with ashes and soot, But her eyes! How they … Read More

The Rise of the New Monarchy: Following an ODU Alum’s Rise to Fame in the Octagon

October 5, 2017 |

Josh Castro | Contributing Writer

As a sound like thunder began to fill the Ted Constant Center, Chris Mecate stared blankly down the hallway, his eyes locked keenly on the black steel cage in the center of the arena. The warrior … Read More

A Nationwide Brotherhood: The NFL Unites Against Social Injustice

October 5, 2017 |

Jazzmyn Bradley | Contributing Writer

It has been over a year since The Kaepernick Effect has taken the nation by storm. Colin Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49er quarterback, began protesting the national anthem in August of 2016. His initial silent … Read More