Category: Non-Fiction

CRANBERRY SONNET BY WALLY SWIST

I have raved about your cranberry bread before; however, this season it is nothing less than an ingot of the divine taste of heaven. It is like no other cranberry bread I have eaten and savored: delirious with the wildness of...

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IF YOU LET ME GO BY DEBRA M. FOX

What at first glance was a somber photo of two beings clutching one another had now become a devastating portrayal of their final embrace. Leafing through old National Geographic magazines, deciding which would interest my...

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MAMA NEEDS MORE REST BY ZIXUAN ZHENG

Mama has sat in her rocking chair for the whole morning sleeping soundly, her delicate violin by her side. Little Bryan had lingered around her and popped up to gain her attention but failed as Mama was still in her sweet dream....

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A GOOD DEATH BY JEFF ALDEN

My mother died a “good death.” We all said that. She was surrounded by her family — my two brothers and me, two daughters-in-law and all four of her grandchildren. She’d been to the beauty parlor the previous...

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RESOURCE BY JOHN BONANNI

No social philosophy, economic strategy or cultural perspective can guarantee our well-being without the truth. Largesse is hawked by capitalists gone wild on one end of the spectrum while entitlement is claimed by socialists...

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ANONYMOUS GIFTS BY WALLY SWIST

In the spirit of Alan Swallow’s Story “Golden Girl” Nearly ten winters ago, I received a letter from my employers on Christmas eve that I would no longer be needed at my job, after having announced that they were looking forward...

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