Poem by Ian Copestick

By Ian Copestick   God, at this time of year, these Sub-zero nights can really Get you down. I wonder what It must be like to live somewhere Like L.A. where it's Sunny all year round and They've never seen snow. Except in the excruciating Xmas movies that they churn Out each year. Right now, … Continue reading Poem by Ian Copestick

Christmas Contest: 3rd Place Fiction

"Christmas Presence" By Andrew Paul Grell “It’s time, Nick.  Are you up for it?”  Josh assessed the old man’s visage.  It wasn’t like the old days. Larger territory.  Vast increase in audience. Security. Changes in entrance and exit protocols.  Not that any of that mattered; it was Nick or nobody. “It’s been a while since … Continue reading Christmas Contest: 3rd Place Fiction

Third Place Winner of the Holiday Poetry Contest- Canal Fog

By Emma Woodford Flat canal fog, disappearing trees line adroitly planted paths. Water flows coal barges float, with cars parked.   The train glides, buildings grow gravel patches spread like butterflies. Roads pass ponds with corner herons standing, are they watching fish or waiting for the sun.   November days passing, greyly lit winter, curling … Continue reading Third Place Winner of the Holiday Poetry Contest- Canal Fog

Second Place Winner of the Holiday Poetry Contest: The Holiday

By Bernadette Perez  The Holiday Home with family and friends Dinner Feast for kings Time spent reminiscing A day of thanks You run out the door Paper in hand Adrenaline pumping Deals Bargains Saving 50-75% Buyer incentives BOGO Two for one Be the first customer Receive free rewards Stand in line for hours Hustle and bustle … Continue reading Second Place Winner of the Holiday Poetry Contest: The Holiday

Holiday Contest First Prize: Poetry – Six Holiday Haiku/Senryu

By Katelyn Thomas He calculates, frets. Santa does not need to fit - No math in magic.   This Christmas morning nature tinseled the white pine with layers of ice.     Empty cardboard box - gift enough for the kitten. No need for the mouse.     They are not ready to pack their wonder … Continue reading Holiday Contest First Prize: Poetry – Six Holiday Haiku/Senryu