Who Am I?

by Deborah Cole

Array


Anna and the Boys

by Larry Connelly

Poem


America’s Daughters and Sons

by Anthony Ramirez

Poem


Keep a Grip

by James Janssen

Prose


Mother Russia

by Scott Sjostrand

Poem


Squirrel

by Lynn Norton

Poem


Friendly Fire

By Kenny Trujillo, Army

Writing Type: Prose

By Kenny Trujillo


I experienced it in Vietnam—an "ambush," set up by my own comrades.


I was talking with this one soldier about money needs, and I gave him a $20 bill just to help him out.


He happened to notice that I had a few more $20 bills on me. So, he went back to his set-up location, and I could hear him tell his other buddies that they were going to wait until I was asleep. Then one of them was going to sneak up on me and stab me with a knife, take the rest of my money, and make it look like the enemy had come across our perimeter and killed me.


Later, one of them came over to me and thought I was asleep. When he was over me, I made a grunting sound to indicate I was awake.


He went back to his location to tell the others I was still awake and they’d have to wait longer until I was asleep.


By the grace of God and “friendly fire," I stayed awake until the next morning.  

Board Games

by Penny Deere

Prose


Footloose Days

by Anthony Ramirez

Poem


Keep a Grip

by James Janssen

Prose


Death's Door Knocking

by Lawrence Rahn

Poem


The Power of Color

by James Camera

Prose


Let Life In

by kim gwinner

Poem