• Nonfiction

    Take That, “The Man”

    by Evan Nasse Originally posted to the 49 Writer’s Blog When I was first asked to be a guest blogger for this website, I had already sat through a 2 hour lecture from a Pulitzer Prize winning author, and had two of my short stories passed around a 400 level college writing course to be dissected and workshopped. My work was—is—going to be exposed; some will like it, others might hate it, there will be criticisms constructive and destructive in nature. Last year I was one of three scholarship winners for writing, and each of my professors that approach me and tell me I’m a brilliant writer have only read…

  • Fiction

    Worthless People – An excerpt from the book (Part 2)

    By Tim Wilson (continued) “It will be dark soon,” Dave said. “We should camp and cook these here.  Besides, we’re being followed.” “Kulima?” Scott asked, looking at Dave for evidence of concern. “He is not a Kulima,” Dave answered, then shrugged to indicate he was not concerned. They returned to their more comfortable bond of silence.  The time for speaking was when the fire had been built and the birds were dressed and cooking.  Scott eagerly anticipated the time after a successful hunt. He loved to cook; Dave loved to let him.  But telling stories around the evening fire ranked highest for him.  Then, his friend Dave really talked.  They…

  • Nonfiction

    Tiny Dancer

    By M. Erickson It’s funny how certain songs can define an era in your life. The chords make their way from the speakers to your ears then right on in to your heart.  In high school, the movie Almost Famous was released, and with it a whole new chance to fall in love with Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer.” It’s a great sing-a-long song, you almost can’t help but join in with the chorus: Hold me closer tiny dancerrrrr, count the headlights on the highway… My friends and I sang it all the time, especially on long road trips—my friend Terry would always do this little dance with his hands to…

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    Welcome Back to the Turnagain Currents!

    Hello dear reader, and welcome to the Turnagain Currents. Whether you’re new to the website or are returning, we hope you enjoy your visit. The Currents are a student-run media outlet that contains creative writing, photography, student essays, editorials, and more. We, the editors of the Turnagain Currents, built this website from scratch first semester of last year, and spent the second semester adding content to what we had created.  At the end of the school year, we released a print edition of the publication, which will happen annually. It was a great start for the Turnagain Currents, and a solid foundation for us to build on to. After a…