Bugle Solo Stories
Bugle Solo Stories is a special edition, end-of-the-year issue of The Bolles Bugle. Through this issue, our goal was to capture the stories of the childhood, challenge, and change of Bugle staff in less than 500 words; the idea being that a story need not be long for it to carry weight.
As a staff, we were inspired by the spoken word stories of The Moth and the short written stories of New York Times’ Tiny Love Stories. Each source highlights the events and thoughts of the storyteller by building a connection with the reader. Through the unique stories of our staff, we hope as well to build a personal connection with our readers.
I would like to thank the Bugle staff for so thoughtfully crafting personalized stories through skills learnt in this class: journalism, narrative writing, and connecting. Each and every one of our staffers has a distinctive story to tell and a distinctive voice to tell it with. I appreciate your dedication to the art.
We hope that you enjoy this issue!
Su Ertekin-Taner, Creative Director
Online Editor’s note: (Desktop only) Below, you will find three columns of the stories our staffers composed; the first column consists of stories centered around “Childhood,” while the second column displays stories representing “Challenge” and the third focuses on “Change.” The only exception is the story at the bottom of the first column, which displays the poetry (originally featured on the print issue’s dividers) written by Creative Director Su Ertekin-Taner. Because there are no dividers in the digital representation of this issue, you can find, read, and enjoy them there!