Fear

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Issue XI: Winter 2012

by Joan Draughon (Rikers RMSC) Image being a little girl with nothing to do in this big world. Life can seem so challenging but fear is deeper than the eyes can see. I love to get on the merry-go-round with my mother and father. But isn’t destiny the same thing full of new beginnings. So […]

Nena’s Christmas Party

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series Issue XI: Winter 2012

By Edi Holley In the magical time, the week before Christmas, Nena’s mother gave a “Christmas Cookie Party” and invited seven of Nena’s favorite friends.  The Christmas tree presided over the festivities.  It was covered with lights and rose all the way to the ceiling. One by one the little girls, five and six year […]

What I Learned on the Way to the Library

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series Issue XI: Winter 2012

By Hunter Demos Summer in the South.  Ahh the memories.  June bugs buzzing and after dark we could see the lightening bugs doing their thing.  A lightening bug would flash on its light and then disappear from sight ‘til it flashed again in a totally different location.  When I was seven years old the sights and […]

In Walk Three Girls

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Issue XI: Winter 2012

By Cristine Stecko So we’re sitting in a bar and in walks these three girls in nothing but bathing suits. You should’ve been there. Damn, you should’ve seen all the guys’ faces as they walked in. What on earth possessed these women to come here, of all places, dressed so cattily. So you know me, […]

A Hidden Door

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series Issue XI: Winter 2012

by Joan Draughon (Rikers RMSC) A hidden door is a door not seen. You wonder and wonder what does it all mean. Could it hold some kind of future to a great success. or does life fail again just like all the rest. Or maybe perhaps it’s all a test. Guess I’ll keep opening doors […]