Nonfiction

    VIRTUAL PLAYGROUND: PLANET EARTH By Sarah A. Odishoo

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    A VIRTUAL PLAYGROUND: PLANET EARTHBy Sarah Odishoo It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God but to create him.                                                                                                                 —Arthur C. Clarke

    WEST AFRICA: MANY TRUTHS WITHIN THE BACKGROUND NOISE By Joram Piatigorsky

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    WEST AFRICA: MANY TRUTHS WITHIN THE BACKGROUND NOISEby Joram Piatigorsky Traveling on vacation, temporarily escaping the monotony of the familiar, easing the burden of responsibilities, riding air currents far...

    A HUNDRED PENNIES By Christopher Major

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    A HUNDRED PENNIESby Christopher Major Sundays are usually reserved for cleaning and nothing else. I’d made up in my mind that anything worthwhile happened between Mondays and Saturdays. It...

    HAUNTED DEER by Dan Cardoza

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    HAUNTED DEERby Dan Cardoza 1September is blessed by nature, and named the golden child for a reason, born of Blue Spruce bows, and rusty leaves.  Born ripe on time,...

    WHETHER THE PATRIARCHY by Joanna Kadish

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    Whether the Patriarchy Sarah and her father, Brian, were watching “The Trouble with Tribbles” tribbles being little furry creatures that procreate like crazy and overwhelm the ship, when Paul...

    OTHERNESS By Isabel Armiento

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    OTHERNESSUnpacking and questioning the ethics of passing versus publicizingby Isabel Armiento As a science-fiction fanatic, I am fascinated by the way appearance can be so instantly othering.

    REHABBING RAIN: IN THE SHADE OF THE COTTONWOOD TREE

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    REHABBING RAIN: IN THE SHADE OF THE COTTONWOOD TREEby Brianna Heisey I was born and raised in the desert. Like most desert plants and animals,...

    NELS NORMANN’S LAST PROBLEM by Kimm Stammen

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    NELS NORMANN'S LAST PROBLEMBy Kimm Brockett Stammen It was on a remote Northern California trout stream in August, 1920, that Nels Normann encountered his first problem. “At 18 months...

    SECRETS FOR ANANSI by Victoria Girmonde

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    SECRETS FOR ANANSIby Victoria Girmonde It’s easy to be fearless when you are young. After all, you are too stupid and too naïve to see the world for what...

    DEAR CHEATER, TELL ME WHY by Ben D’Andrea

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    Cheating on an exam is more of a strike against self-respect than failing it by honest effort. Most college or university students who cheat resent cheating, as if someone or something pressured...