Identity Spring 2012 by Lunatic Fringe Salon

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Identity Spring 2012 Hair Collection

Hair: Steven Robertson

Model: Meagan Michelle Russell

To view the rest of the Identity collection from Lunatic Fringe’s gallery click here.

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Golden Moment

by Miche (Meagan Michelle) Lee

Originally published as “I long for a Pause in Eternity” in Fall of 2006 on Paradigm High School’s website as an ‘exemplary answer.’  High school was so long ago, I don’t remember what the question/prompt was.

If I could stop the world and lay still in a single moment of time, maybe everything would fall into place.  Yes. For me, the world would stop, the people and animals and machines would stop fighting and grinding in their effort to survive, the only things permitted to busy themselves will be the bees; droning from one flower to another in their leisurely way.

My moment of pause will be warm and peaceful.  A place outside in a sunshiny meadow that smells sweet, like cornbread and hay.  In that single moment, everything shall be a sudden golden serenity, everything will make sense, and I would not be surprised that it makes sense, I will come to discover that what I have already learned is merely confirmed by my new knowledge.  Then, in due process, move along with the rest of my thoughts– after all, I have all the time in the world, I can think everything out, with spare time to pray, hope, and resolve.  Then, when I am ready, I will walk back through the veil that separates stillness from movement, the ‘play’ button, and again enter into time, right where I left off.

After finding so great a joy, it is not conceivable that we could be separated.  The tranquility and confidence shall remain in me.  To guide me, protect me, make me remember who I am, and how I behave.

And from my moment of eternity onward, I will go on with my life; nothing can confuse me or bother me or hurt me.  I am peace, I am composure, I can truly be the statute of elegance and joy and pure contentment.

Because I will have found my direction.  I will have my purpose. I will know what I need to do to achieve and excel.  I will be strong. I will do.

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In One Semester

In one semester I read all these books, (except the third one from the top, in which I skipped four chapters,) beginning to end.

And my mom asks why I didn’t have a boyfriend . . .

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Shrubicide on Campus

By Miche (Meagan Michelle) Lee
Published November 2010 by The Paladin, a Southern Virginia University Publication

We received a tip from a faculty member that last month, a shrub on campus was murdered. This unprecedented herbicide was shocking to many of the students and faculty.

The shrub in question originally resided next to the parking lot stairs near Durham. The gory evidence has been almost completely obliterated—but if you look closely, you can still see remnants of a stump. After doing some investigation, I interviewed a member of the maintenance staff, responsible for the death of the plant; who wishes to remain anonymous. “It’s been encroaching on the sidewalk for years, at this point, it was a hazard.”

The bush was not murdered, but in fact, executed. It was sentenced to deportation after being convicted of molesting innocent passer-bys on their way to class. The Bush exhibited serial habits: waiting till the victim was looking down at a cell-phone or textbook, then springing up, grabbing at clothing, hats, faces and hands. No one was seriously injured, but several students and faculty sustained minor injuries, such as scratches and bruises.

Thank you, OPSS and maintenance, for doing your job to protect public safety.

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