The Lark’s Song

A Beckoning to Freedom

Authors

  • Zacarias Negron

Abstract

A fox, a fig, and a flashlight. What they have to do with one another—no one could tell upon first hearing. A young fox desperate to break free from the doldrum of life as he knows it, endeavors on a life changing journey. A lark’s song illuminates his path, an auspicious messenger. A miraculous flashlight aids him from heavenward. A fig lay set aside as his preeminent destination.

For additional context, listen to the author's reflection on the piece below.

Author Biography

Zacarias Negron

Zacarias Negron is a Chancellor’s Scholar at Vanderbilt University, where he is majoring in Political Science (International Track) and Law, History, & Society. He is minoring in Russian Studies and Islamic Studies with a particular focus on the Caucasus and Central Asian regions. He is a member of the Vanderbilt University Debate Team, competing in collegiate and British Parliamentary and Case Competition debates, both foreign and domestic.

Author's Reflection

Published

2022-03-25

How to Cite

Negron, Z. (2022). The Lark’s Song: A Beckoning to Freedom. SCAFFOLD: A SHOWCASE OF VANDERBILT FIRST-YEAR WRITING, 4. Retrieved from https://ejournals.library.vanderbilt.edu/index.php/UWS/article/view/5298