Themed Issues for Spring 2018

Hey there writers, readers, and lovers of literature! Hagerstown Community College’s literary magazine Hedge Apple has some exciting news. To broaden the scope of both our submissions and readership and to foster our participation in a much larger literary community,…

Hedge Apple Reception, TUES 11/14 @ 5:00

Hedge Apple Reception, TUES 11/14 @ 5:00

Please join us in the Student Center at 5:00 on Tuesday, 11/14 to celebrate the release of the printed 2017 Hedge Apple. The event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served and we’ll run a contest for best…

Contest Winner: Turning Tail by Michael Tucker

She was the cutest hitchhiker he had ever had the good fortune to pick up. He glanced over at the soft figure sitting next to him, trying hard to hide the hungry gleam in his eyes. If they kept cruising…

Runner-Up: The Land of Orange and Black by Kaitlyn Teach

In the land of orange and black You must take care to not look back Flaccid bodies, chagrin smiles Find the man in the black coat Take note, and stay a while Reaper’s sharpened farmer’s scythe Brings the facts of…

Runner-Up: Rest Area? by Jake Kemman

Thanks to everyone who submitted to our Spooky Story/Poem Contest! Here is one our two awesome runners-up! Check back tomorrow to read the other one, and then on Halloween to read the winning entry! Rest Area? by Jake Kemman The…

Spooky Story/Poem Contest

The Burning Boy by Zon Fatima

[[Winner of the 2016 Hub City Teen Writers Contest]] The burning boy had been on the news for years now.  Every morning, right after I grab a banana from our sorry excuse for a fruit basket and right before I…

The Hospital Man by Alyson Flora

[[First Runner-Up in the 2016 Hub City Teen Writers Contest]] Lungs ache. Eyes squeeze shut. From the fourth bedroom on the right, a fit of coughing erupts, echoing down the hall and across the ears of the orphanage. Beneath her…

Color Blindness by Jaina Peveto

[[Second Runner-Up in the 2016 Hub City Teen Writers Contest]] Honestly, the fantasies in my head are far more interesting than real life.  Though to be fair, I spend more of my time in them than I do the real…

“walking toward yes” by Mike Tucker

(The author would like to acknowledge Ram Dass from whom the idea for the poem came.) a walk in the woods tangle of branches surrounded by trees each one is different the tall straight oak the crooked maple the wise…