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The Princess Saves Herself In This One – Amanda Lovelace

the princess  i was born a little bookmad.  i could be found stroking the spines of my books while i sat locked alone  inside my tower  bedroom all the while, i hoped my books would spill their exquisite words over the lush green carpet  so i could collect them one by one  & savour them like  berries inside… Continue reading The Princess Saves Herself In This One – Amanda Lovelace

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Dear Committee Members – Julie Schumacher

September 3 2009 Bentham Literary Residency Program P.O. Box 1572 Bentham, ME 04976 Dear Committee Members,  Over the past twenty-odd years I’ve recommended god only knows how many talented candidates for the Bentham January residency – that enviable literary Oasis in the woods south of Skowhegan: the solitude, the pristine cabins, the artistic camaraderie, and those exquisite hand-delivered satchels… Continue reading Dear Committee Members – Julie Schumacher

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Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index – Julie Israel

It’s hard to keep close a person everyone keeps telling you is gone.  Whispers follow until I duck into an alcove beside the stairs. Alone at last at a tucked-away table, I cross “ID Card” off my Back-to-School Orientation List and resume doodling at the edges. Normally I’d have bounced from this fun house by… Continue reading Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index – Julie Israel

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Elan Mastai – All Our Wrong Todays

A side note before we start: this is not my normal kind of review. I have just completed my second year Journalism module wherein I had to write two reviews for two different publications. For this I wrote a review of Elan Mastai’s “All Our Wrong Todays” as if it were to be published for the… Continue reading Elan Mastai – All Our Wrong Todays

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The Impossible Fortress – Jason Rekulak

I felt like the luckiest kid in ninth grad. My friends Alf and Clark came over every night, eager to celebrate my new found freedom. We watched hours of TV, we blended milk shakes by the gallon, we gorged on Pop-tarts and pizza bagels until we made ourselves sick. We played marathon games of Risk… Continue reading The Impossible Fortress – Jason Rekulak

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Nowhere Near You – Leah Thomas

PLEASE NOTE THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS Moritz, you know me. You know that usually I’d be the first person to say I’m awesome.  Behold! The Teenage Lord of Gnockenspieling! I’ve got the astronomical charts for the next six months memorised, at least for the small patch of sky that hangs over northern Michigan. Did you know a comet’s… Continue reading Nowhere Near You – Leah Thomas