Sunday Stories: “The Collington Archive”

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The Collington Archive
by Christopher Wood

“Guys,” she said.

Molly was an accelerated undergrad, the lone freshman in our two-semester editing class, which helped produce Concourses, the university’s recently-launched national lit mag. In sizing up our English department’s rising status, during her college search, this go-getter, or her high school advisor, had been prescient.

She cornered us in the library’s computer room, while Sam printed his EN: 397 Comparative Renaissances paper on Milton and Hughes.

“Hey, Molly,” we said.

Sam’s professor was locking up her office for the weekend in less than an hour. My buddy had to drop off his assignment pronto.

“The Collington archive just went up,” Molly announced.

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