Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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  This was an entry in the 2014/15 Writing & Photo Contest.
  Judges' Comment A series of three views that instinctively read as scenes in a single day work together well to imply narrative. An artful handling...
Judges' Comment Strong lines and a focus that allows the textures to contrast sharply make the photo visually compelling. The various layers, too, lead the...
Apologies Listen with tears carving lines down our faces we are saying sorry we are watching rocks fall down cliffs we are kneeling under a cross with our sins...
PD Day The basement smelt of old pine, which drifted around in a thick haze. I was nervous to have come here, but Jake said,...
Steve and Allen Blessed are the ectomorphs, the skinny minis, and naturally thigh­gapped women of the world—or so the marketing industry claims. “Toned bodies, we...
The Other Side The candle burns out. My bedroom goes dark. I lie on my carpeted floor. My face presses against a pile of worn sweatshirts...
Untitled We bonded over bones. The other’s ivory insides, Hidden by shells of red, white, and blue. We kept tokens of each other’s skeletons, To act like broaches on...
Keith I curled up in the middle of my bed. I gazed at the TV screen, but couldn’t concentrate on Full House just then. I...
Holes “Someone’s hurting Dad!” Sajid blurted, almost crying. He scrambled downstairs to the family room. Mom told Sajid to phone the police while she investigated...
St. Paul’s United Church Polished organ pipes soar to the ceiling in chorus. Adorned in white and blue, the choir is positioned in a semicircle...
A Separate Peace Innocent, I once found joy In all there was to find And had peace, separate from the world, In this sheltered life; surprised By every shift...

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