Just One by Brett Bittiger, Prose Winner

The steering wheel’s cracked leather was cold against his forehead. John sighed. The heading of the newspaper sprawled out on the passenger’s seat ran “November 5.” The same date he saw most every night. It had been five years now. Five years since the first November...

Love is love by Mark Aulet

Love comes into your life like sunshine through clouds Piercing and punching and tearing through With force and with might it breaks through your guard To find someone smitten is not very hard Love is a monster that devours ambitions Love is a love, unknowing and...

The End by Mark Aulet, Poetry Winner

The end is near, it as I feared Our time has ended, it’s very clear Like seasons passing we move on Wondering how to weather the storm We once were united, together as one The end has come, like a shot from a gun Unknown territory, unknown fate Our love was strong,...

Every Voice Counts by Paula Castelblanco

  It was a normal morning in February of 2002. When I woke up for school, I turned on the TV and saw they were transmitting the morning news report. The main report was narrating how, minutes ago, the first woman nominated for Colombian presidency was kidnaped...

You Don’t Know by Kayla Graneiro

Never judge a girl who’s a little easy with guys You have no idea what her growing up was like You don’t know if her father was there at night You don’t know if her mom treated her right Trying to break the cycle, the bitter abuse Never give a girl a reason to blame...

Letter to my Fellow Veterans by Mark Aulet

Some of us served our country, We did not have a choice Some of us served our country Because we made the choice. We were trained to fight Search, find the enemy, And do what we had to do. We came back, and it is hard To make a simple decision Now it is hard to live...
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