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Cover
Table of Contents
Editor's Notes
Donations
Submission Guidelines
Website

Stories & Essays
Balance
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By Alison Baumy
Contemporary Cultural Differences...
_ By Ninni Siurua
Eclipsed Yesterdays
_ By Clyde Windjammer
Healthy Guy
_ By David J. LeMaster
Immortalis Letum
_ By Sophie Davis
Last Call For Salvation
_ By Angela P. Markham
My Fault
_ By Ro Thorton
Pacific Northwest
_ By Aaron Hellem
Q-Q Ca Choo
_ By Billy Pilgrim
The Best Laid Plans
_ By John A. Ward
The Ecstasy of Cooking
_ By Sam Nolting
The Girl With the Green Umbrella
_ By J.R. Earlebeck
The Gods of Houston
_ By Rebekah Frumkin

Poetry
Athena's Owl
_ By Amberly Mason
But I Have Never Known This
_ By Kaleen Love
Clouds On Your Floor
_ By Savannah Bobo
Crowded Lobby
_ By M. Blair Spiva
Ever After
_ By Bennie Johnson
Important Questions
_ By P.T. Bell
Migration
_ By Sarah Wassberg
Moon Goddess
_ By Kristina Diane Smith
Oldest Profession
_ By Ashley Polker
On Visiting Hay-on-Wye
_ By M. Blair Spiva
Sodom and Gomorrah
_ By Jessica Fannin
Wal-Mart
_ By P.T. Bell

Art & Photography
Jeremy Harker
_ Paintings
Douglas C. Knight
_ Photography
Jed Knox
_ Paintings and Drawings
May Ann Licudine
_ Paintings
Danny Malboeuf
_ Paintings
Alex Stanbury
_ Photography

Wal-Mart
By P.T. Bell


I drove in to school today
and I saw it
being demolished
I left
and returned the next day
and found
a Wal-Mart

my schoolmates and I
went back to our dwellings
and each of us found
that our homes
had been leveled
so our families left
and returned to our homes the next day
and found
a Wal-Mart

we followed our parents to their offices
and saw their buildings
razed
so me, my class mates,
our parents, and their co-workers
left and returned
the next day
and found
a Wal-Mart

so each of us
went to our local Wal-Mart
and bought a packet
of Wal-Mart/Bic pens
and a pad of Wal-Mart/Five-Star paper 
each
and we wrote us one big Wal-Mart sign
and we photocopied it
with a Wal-Mart Xerox machine
and we pasted the signs
on our Wal-Mart homes
Wal-Mart offices
Wal-Mart schools
Wal-Mart streets
and it read
“go home
for tomorrow,
‘home’ may not
exist”


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AARONSON "P.T." BELL lives in Chicago, Illinois, where he attends his 8th grade classes at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. He started writing poetry in winter of 2003, when he moved from Alexandria, Virginia to the city of Chicago. He has no real consistent style of poetry, and enjoys writing about anything and everything. He also enjoys reading the works of Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, and Mos Def.

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