BClines is Bethel College’s online student-run creative journal with features in creative writing, visual art, music, videos, and other creative media. BClines accepts original entries from Bethel College students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
By Jordan Esely-Kohlman Damn Decency! I want to live as an animal, marauding the savanna. To shade beneath the acacia and find excited peace only when and where the shadows hide. To feed from the tawny grasslands and rest in the hollows of concentric sienna and obsidian. To procure the lay of the land through […]
By Anthony Gonzalez Freight train rumbling wheels cut my ties to the other side Welcome with nothing I consume myself Wounded mouth Split flash storm clouds move past and I’m lost with no words to convey my reality
By Martin Olson Somehow, Jacob Wilde kissed Chastity Goldbern in his college dorm room, standing between the dresser, which hid bottles of liquor beneath its clothes, and the desk, whose drawers collected friends’ lighters and empty packs of cigarettes. Somehow he sat at her side and held her hand, even as she cried for his […]
By Rebecca Epp “What are you going to do today, sweetheart?” my grandfather inquires as I take a seat at the table next to him and start spinning the Lazy Susan. Filled with spices, sugar, sauces and spoons—why is it called a Lazy Susan? “I don’t have any concrete plans,” I say as the balanced […]
By Megan Siebert “Syd, roll your window down a couple inches.” Sydney obeyed her mother and shut the passenger door of the car, squinting up into the bright gleam of the unnatural cross perched on the spire. Jesus didn’t die on a titanium cross. He died on some criminal-fit wooden posts. For our sins. Thank […]