by Conor Laing
Editor’s note: In an effort to encourage young writers, we’ve been soliciting area schoolteachers to submit student work they consider above average. The following story came from Laurel McHargue’s 10th Grade English class at Lake County High School in Leadville.
Dawn broke in brilliant shades of orange and red. Suddenly, like some mystic demon, the city came to life. Factories roared and growled in rage. Lights came on like a thousand monstrous eyes. The city creaked and moaned in pain as the steel mills opened.