Swallowed Glass

Chandra R. Kirkland '13, Gettysburg College

Chandra is a writing minor at Gettysburg College. She is continuing her long-time infatuation with story-telling, which began during the evenings filled with various tales from her older sister (a Gettysburg graduate). A common theme that focuses her work is the concept of “grayness” – the uncomfortable area between right and wrong, and the struggles imposed on people by this inescapable gray area. She draws inspiration from her own experiences, and although the connections may not always be clear fragments of her own life have been incorporated into the fiction stories she writes.


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.