A Little Boy Who Lived Down the Street

James H. Garrett '13, Gettysburg College

Jamie is a senior English and Philosophy double major from New Berlin, PA. The details of his life are rather inconsequential but there is one incontrovertible fact of his being: he is just here to party. The most important lesson that he has learned as a writer is the boundlessness of his own stupidity. He also maintains that anyone who believes in the disbanding of the Oxford comma, the profound importance of never splitting infinitives, and the idea that different citation methods are worth giving any f***s about should be beaten with copies of Finnegan’s Wake until said person is uglier than Charles Bukowski.


The Mercury is a student-run art and literary magazine released each April. It has been published annually since 1899 at Gettysburg College. All students of the College are invited to participate on the staff and to submit their work for possible publication. Editors are elected annually by the entire staff. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the fall and early spring semesters and are reviewed and chosen anonymously by the staff.