The Crossings

The Intersection of Faith and Art.


By Mahalia Gaff Fourteen days ago, March 11th, I heard a rumor that my school might close for a couple of weeks. No, no way, I thought to myself. I can be so irrational, so I have to talk myself... Continue Reading →

Five Empty Words

By Madison Dykes We often utter in the silenceAnd in the noise of life—Tomorrow.I’ll do it tomorrow.I’ll see it tomorrow,I’ll say it tomorrow.Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow.But what if there is no tomorrow?No goodbyes, or good mornings;No more glimpses of the world;No... Continue Reading →

How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

By Madison Dykes Grief is a simultaneously universal and elusive feeling, weaving in and out of people’s lives like an aimless, wandering child—seemingly unaware of just how much of an effect it has. It can often feel akin to walking... Continue Reading →

Buddy the Dragon

By Elaina Abbott A couple of years ago there were no dragons in our land, Thunderland. I was the one who changed that. Well Markus and I. We brought a dragon into Thunderland. Well, we didn’t bring it in. We... Continue Reading →

What are some tips on world building for fantasy or science fiction stories?

Fantasy and Science Fiction are some of the hardest genres to write, especially if you plan on creating an entirely different world. The first step in world building is making note of all the necessary components a world needs. The... Continue Reading →

Bethel Creatives, no. 1: Emily Lynn Ford

Emily Lynn FordSophomoreEnglish & Writing MajorBethel University Interview conducted by Mahalia Gaff in the The Crossings’s series on creativity and diversity within Bethel University’s student body. The heart behind this series is to explore creativity in a broader sense and... Continue Reading →


By Franklin Joyce Love is like the mountain seaShimmering tween twin rivulets of erosionLapping upon the cliffs, speaking a voice into the mistThat the mist has never heardBut remembers, as the river droplet recalls the mountain springRealizing that this sound... Continue Reading →

Reorientation and Transformation

By Alayna Wort THE DREAM IN THE NEXT BODYBY GABEBA BADEROON Forty years ago, the oak had startedto lean, gentle as a hill, and now,its own weight threatenedto pull apart its trunk.Mr Moriarty, the tree surgeon, touchesthe base of its... Continue Reading →

Personal Essay- Dreams of a Future Writer

By DC Bolling Every single person has a specific job that they’ve always dreamt of having, and it rarely comes true. We’ve all been there at a certain point in our everyday lives. Some want to pursue a career in... Continue Reading →

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