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  • Nonfiction

    The Falling of Leaves

    Darin Janis

    Even the most turbulent storms eventually come to an end. A band-aid made of rainbows will temporarily cover the blue sky’s wounded soul, until it has healed and a bright new day begins. Ramona sat upon the weathered bench positioned between the withering trees in the park near the school. The sun was shining down as she delicately pressed her…

  • Dakota Floral by Avis Charley of the Institute of American Indian Arts

    Fiction

    Gathering

    Antonio Gomez

    Thump! Thump! Thump! I tossed around like a fish out of water trying to fall back asleep. Thump! Thump! Thump! Ugh, what in the heck is that? I pedaled my feet back and forth trying to find the edge of the blanket so I could cover my cold feet. Finally, I was wrapped up like a cocoon and ready to…

  • For My Grandpa by Caitlyn Whiteman of Fort Peck Community College

    Nonfiction

    Interloper

    Douglas Suano Bootes

      Driving to a trailhead with sunrise blazing scarlet over cool mountain umber. See the profile, the ears, a coyote’s silhouette in a place you wouldn’t expect. Yes, there. Perched on a concrete barrier, rushing lanes of traffic on either side. Stop the car. Not natural, this posture, this poor choice of place for hesitation, yet eyes alert, paralyzed panic,…

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