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?”

Talking to a Ghost

By Debbie Haddow

“When it comes time for you to part ways, you ask if she’ll be alright. Her hollow smile betrays the doubt before she even speaks.”

Cake

By Gracie Gamache

“I had not eaten anything sweet in months. It felt amazing. That’s when I thought of a plan—a plan to get rid of both Peter and Karen.”

NONFICTION

Fyre

By Waqcecewan Grignon

“It started off as little specks of smoke and eventually turned into a single fire all in one. As I reached the ground, I went as fast as I could in the opposite direction of the flames.”

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

“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.”

POETRY

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.”

Digital Black Hole

By Keanu Jones

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

Old Dogs of Taos

By Nelson Alburquenque

“Old dogs of Taos, dream off wounds – together they sleep in shade under clouds, dozing off sunshine in the long shadow of the old earth house.”

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