One thing is for certain, we have some local students who sure can write. If you don't believe me, show up at The Bookworm of Edwards on Tuesday, where Battle Mountain High School students will read their work aloud during the fourth-annual Spilled Ink! release party. Spilled Ink! is a collection of creative writing and artwork from the talented Battle Mountain student body. From poetry to short stories and essays, this publication showcases the voice of Battle Mountain students through a variety of writing genres and art mediums. The fourth-annual Spilled Ink! release party will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. This year's edition will be on sale for $10, and all proceeds help Spilled Ink!, a student-run organization, to continue on another year.
If you have any questions, contact Dana Zilliox at dana.zilliox@eagle
As a sneak peek, here is a poem by Battle Mountain High School junior Rebecca Cotton.
I stare across a battlefield.
Row after row of soldiers,
Dark bands against the unmarred snow,
Guides to the next platoon.
Dark blood drips from the sky
Splattering round the soldiers,
Carving slashes and holes in the snow.
Yet no soldier dies, none are wounded;
For this blood is not the
Blood of death, but of
For behold! This is the noblest battlefield
Where humanity's greatest enemies,
Folly and Ignorance,
Lie gasping for breath and dying.
I join this most glorious battle,
Forming ranks with the
Greatest pantheon of heroes:
Anne Frank and Shakespeare, Martin Luther and Poe.
Flourishing bloodied sword
With ink-stained hands,
I sit down at my