The Silver Spectrum

If you are a SLRHS student and would like to join, please email for an invite.

The 100 Winner

2023 Winning Entry: Dandelion by Ryan Walter

Bending and blowing in the breeze, I struggle to keep my balance on these windy days. Dark approaches earlier and earlier as I watch my vibrant yellow petals fall to the earth. Delicate fuzz replaces my petals, warning me that my time is coming to an end. I recall the balmy days of August, the way the sun touched my petals, giving them their golden hue. An auburn leaf falls beside me, and I realize that I am not the only one changing. While I watch my last pieces of fuzz drift in the wind, I begin to wilt. Peace.

Links to Creative Writing Club Experiences

R.K Conway Undertow
Juliette Fay The Tumbling Turner Sisters
Kevin Symmons Solo
The 49er Project 2017 - 2018

The Silver Spectrum is a literary magazine for the students of Silver Lake Regional High School. We only accept submissions from our students.

Contact Information:

Mr. William McStowe, Advisor

Twitter: @McStoweSLRHS

"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."

Writing Programs

The following programs offer opportunities for high school writers. Click on the link for more information.

Grub Street

Juniper Institute for Young Writers

Bennington College- Bennington Unbound