Grace Wakeling

Grace Wakeling, senior, is the Managing Editor of The OLu MUSE. She discovered her love for creative writing in middle school, and she has continued to grow throughout the past few years of being in the Humanities Academy. Her favorite book is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Grace is excited to further her experience as a writer this year with her fellow classmates.

More of Grace Wakeling’s Work:

  • The Jump - Sunlight reflected off the sharp metal beneath my thigh, blinding my right eye and causing me to squint. For such an easily fixable inconvenience, the stress coursing through my blood …
  • Ignorance or Innocence? - Which is ultimately worse: ignorance or innocence?  At their root, are they really just the same?  Personally, I believe that ignorance could never be “bliss” as the saying goes, but …
  • Missing - Meaning 1 Well who would’ve thought, Collectively we’d miss it. Still can’t understand. Meaning 2 It’s absence kills me. Yet, I ignored its presence; By now, I have learned. Meaning …
  • Why Hate? - Why is there hate in the world? This is a question that has been stuck in my head for quite a while now, and I’m sure it’s a general concept …
  • Life Is What You Make It - Hello, ladies and gents. To preface this short article, I would like to say that lately I have been spending a good amount of time just contemplating the following: life …
  • Why Everyone Should Take Latin. - By Grace Wakeling Yes, Latin is a “dead” language. However, it is not even close to becoming extinct. To be more specific, Latin is no longer fluently spoken in any …
  • August 24, 79 A.D. - By Grace Wakeling Screams and cheers fill the air. I can feel excitement rushing through the stadium, encompassing everyone here with me. The blazing sun causes our faces to redden, …
  • Legend Has It . . . - You may not be familiar with the history of common, mythical creatures, but I am. When I was desperately searching for any possible way to procrastinate my homework last night, …
  • An Honest Response to Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 - Oh. Oh okay. So you’re going to compare me to a “summer’s day”? Are you sure about that? You really need to watch where you’re going with this. Sure, it …
  • My New Pet - I love my pet. Her big, round eyes stare at me innocently as I stroke her head. I look down at her small, trembling form. I love her, but sometimes …
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