Admin Challenge Winner Patt O’Neil 7/29/2018

  “Have you ever been to the Morgan house before?” Jake Jones, the younger of the two deputy sheriffs approaching the quiet house, shook his head in response to the question. Deputy Tom Kahne slowly mounted the steps of the front porch, his eyes swept from side to side as he surveyed the scene. A…

Admin Challenge Winner Maribeth Parot-Juraska 7/15/2018

On Breast of Earth by Maribeth Parot-Juraska   On breast of earth, our feet all touch, while beyond,   Tappity-tappity-tappity, thump! of baby’s rump, first few steps, momma beyond reach. Tiptoe ballerina, pliéing before cyclops eye in Gershwin. Clappity-clap of jockeys, racing with mint julip leaves. Shuffle-clump, shuffle-clump, old men with walkers, buttocks peeking between…

Askew Challenge Winner AJ Mullican 7/08/2018

“It’ll be a hard-won battle,” they said. Hardly won, more like it. As I sit and rest my weary legs, warmed by the flames of destruction, I think about the massive loss of life in this “win.” Valhalla gained her fair share of warriors this day, on both sides of the field. I didn’t see the…

Admin Challenge Winner Rosa Marchisella 6/17/2018

Tristan The night wind pushes the hair from my face as I come to stand in this sacred place I stand firm and gaze longingly into the night and the stars dance beyond my sight But, I don’t see their ritualistic movements now I’m looking out beyond my small world tonight I saw the future…

Admin Challenge Winner Patt O’Neil 6/24/2018

While backpacking my way through Europe, I came across the remnants of a farmstead near the border region between Belgium and Germany. It saddened me to think of of the loss of love and laughter, of productivity and growth. There once had been a family here, a child’s broken toy lay among the wreckage of…