2021-2022 Creative Writing Award Winner, Macey Furtick

The History of Blue
after A.Van Jordan

blue adj. 1. A small girl’s eye color, hidden by brightly colored glasses. 2. The color reflecting off the pool wall, creating the feeling of swimming in the Atlantic. 3. The blue raspberry slushie bought from a gas station; children drinking it during a car ride, seeing who could drink the most without getting a brain freeze. 4. Colored paint used by parents to decorate the six-year-old twin girls’ new room. 5. The couch sick children sat on watching television until they felt better, before the almost twenty-year-old couch was dismembered and put on the street to be collected by a garbage truck. 6. The color of snowsuits used to jump into piles of ice-cold snow and slide down the steep, hilly driveway into their mother’s arms. 

Macey Furtick is an upcoming sophomore at the University of the Cumberlands. She is majoring in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and a minor in Christian Studies. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, drawing, and any other creative outlets. She is currently working on a summer-long project that involves moving out of her childhood home.