Student Showcase

Here we proudly feature students of all ages and in various genres. Many are the product of Susan Hodara‘s memoir class; some are also featured in the coinciding Student Showcase published monthly in the Hudson Independent newspaper serving our neighboring Rivertowns. Enjoy!


The Date by Eric Odynocki

Robert’s stomach growled.  He realized he hadn’t eaten since eleven o’clock.  The idea of heating up some instant noodles for dinner for the fifth time that week was less than appealing.  Washing dishes even less so.  Then it dawned on Robert that he could eat out,...

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Silence by Victoria Drozdov

Lucy felt the chill and thought to dress warmer for her next walk. She entered the last street before the river and stood on the leaf-piled ledge overlooking the city. She’d already started to expect the perpetual overcast clouds that bathed everything in a monotonous...

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Maui by Karen Zlotnick

Once Giselle had a chance to reflect on this moment, she realized that seventh period prep wasn’t an ideal time to see something upsetting, as she had two more classes to teach afterwards. When she’d spotted her retired ex-husband in his Pepto-pink swimming trunks and...

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I Got Nothing! by Susan Barocas

Distractions. Momentary no longer. The strains of late-breaking events – which break all day – beckon, absorb, hijack my attention and time. Checking Twitter, acknowledging frequent news bulletin beeping on my phone, refreshing the Times and Washington Post for...

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