My Fantasy World

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Issue I: Spring 2009

By Dominique Rogers When I go to sleep at night I think of my fantasy world made up of rainbows high in the sky with lots of colors; dancing ponies that can ride miles and miles; magical mermaids with green tails and sparkles all over them, pink and blue; talking dolphins and pretty animals like […]

Julia from Wichita

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Issue I: Spring 2009

by Mary Blas Why does the IRS question your largess? Julia from Wichita. Audited again. Your second floor boarders attest to your goodness. Why does the IRS question your largess? Like benevolent ghosts we whisper your kindness, That their jade-studded hearts should be touched by your pain. Your judges shall know that you are a […]

Workshop Cookies

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Issue I: Spring 2009

by Doris Shores O workshop cookies, Which materialize dependably Each Thursday afternoon, thanks to Deborah, Kind supplier of our workshop cookies– How good you cookies taste. The treats punctuate the workshop Halfway through; and I, responding To the crackle of the packaging alone, Start immediately to salivate– Yes, salivate, even though I have already, In […]

Free Write

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Issue I: Spring 2009

Mishal Awan Age 10 Every time I cry, My mother sighs and says that life is very difficult. There is more pain than anything you can imagine. I gulp and think of how I could sink and then I shudder and then I sputter Why can’t life be like butter And then I think how […]

A Poem

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Issue I: Spring 2009

by Sadie McCann, Age 5 A poem is writing, Coloring pictures of Bratz. A poem is a baby, A carriage, a bassinet, a nie nie, A soother, a blanket, a name. A poem is a big sister helping a Little sister. She changes their diapers, She can feed her baby food, she can Put on her […]