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

Stories & Essays
Copy Machine Repair Guy
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By D.E. Fredd
Corrupted Youth
_ By Kurt Kirchmeier
Dragon's Breath
_ By Lionel Cheng
Even the Damned Deserve to Love
_ By Anna Cortez
Gifts
_ By Jocelyn Johnson
House of Cards
_ By Steven J. Dines
In Doubt
_ By Stephanie Thoma
Lipstick
_ By Michelle Baron
Old Biddy
_ By Claire Nixon
Quinceañera
_ By Hester Young
The Fiddler and the Faerie
_ By Samantha Rae
When Barky Smiles
_ By S.E. Diamond

Poetry
2 A.M. Window Shopping
_ By Chris McGuffin
Alison
_ By Harriet O. Leach
Cloudy New Year's Morning
_ By Richard Fein
Not Easy
_ By Samantha Ogust
On Hearing Li-Young Lee Read His Poetry
_ By Foster Dickson
Prelude and Coda
_ By Richard Fein
Rainy Night Meditation
_ By Harriet O. Leach
Retreat
_ By Richard MacAleese
Silage Team--Machete Thirst
_ By Leland Jamieson
Starlight
_ By Richard MacAleese
Stolen Phone
_ By Jorge Jameson
The Abandoned Playground
_ By Richard MacAleese
Thought Provoking Baked Crescent
_ By Chris McGuffin

Art & Photography
Daniel Bravo
_ Paintings
Tove Hedengren
_ Photography
Peter Huettenrauch
_ Photography
E. Hunting
_ Drawings and Digital Art
Robin McQuay
_ Drawings
Iris Onica
_ Paintings
Pete Revonkorpi
_ Digital Art
Roy Wangsa
_ Photography

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Not Easy
By Samantha Ogust


It ain’t easy bein a black girl
Everyday I deal with discrimination
People starin
Little kids yellin
They see this girl and think
She’ll never go anywhere cuz she ain’t bright
That white girl down the hall from me in the dorms
She’ll go somewhere
Make money
Have fun
Me? I’m stuck bein that black girl

It isn’t easy being a white girl
Everyday I deal with segregation
Why can’t we all get along?
The black girl stares from down the hall
I hope we can be friends
She is always so sad
So mad. Why?
People look at her and think
She’ll go somewhere because she is black and smart
Make money
Have fun
Make a difference
Me? I’m stuck being that white girl

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SAMANTHA OGUST is a 13-year-old student at Westglades Middle School. She likes to write, play sports, and draw in her free time.

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