CREATIVE WRITING

FICTION

Questions

By Brianna G. Reed

“How did he choke you? How did he break your wrist? Did you try calling anyone? When did he start getting violent? Why don’t you move?”

Dreaming Bird of Inter Mountain

By Celine F. Guerro

“Within this cage, the killing of her spirit was daily from being forced to speak a language that was not her own and to learn of a culture she was not born into.”

The Lost Child

By Darla Asenbrener

“Unfortunately, it was not long before Samantha learned that the foster home was just as bad, or maybe even worse, than her home with her mother Karen.”

NONFICTION

Long Road Home

By Brianna G. Reed

“A man walked into an El Paso Wal-Mart, training his aim on families gearing up for back-to-school. Mothers were armed with carts with new backpacks, markers, glue, and notebooks.”

“It wasn’t just the coma. I couldn’t feel her spirit in the room with us. I knew she was gone, and she wasn’t coming back.”

“In languages, we encapsulate the individual and communal mental and spiritual contemplative efforts of a people—each unique.”

POETRY

Díí ’Óólyé, This Is What It Means

By Michael Coan ’Ák’eeshchí

“Shí’ee’ ’éí łeezh bee łíbá sílį́į́’ lá. My clothes became adorned with dust and dirt. ’Áko t’óó nízhónígo shí ’éé’ bík’ídíídláád. The Sun ribbons beautifully adorned my clothes.”

Digital Black Hole

By Keanu Jones

“Your hollow rib cage echoes in silence as you float into the endless digital stream.”

Gimaamaaminaan Aki (Mother Earth)

By Awanigiizhik (Roderick) Bruce

“In the beginning, she gifted us life-giving waters. Swelling from underneath, she gave birth to the water panthers and horned serpents.”

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