The Gates of Nothingness

by Ben Hawkins

Poem


My Trip to Catalina

by Jonathan Craig

Prose


A Place Where Soldiers Go

by Paul Gonzales

Poem


A 1984 Exception

by Katherine Iwatiw

Prose


Crab Story

by William Perry

Prose


Grandpa's Path

by Robert Valonis

Array


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By Lynn Norton, Air Force

Writing Type: Poem

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by Ben Hawkins

Poem


A Knock on the Door

by Diane Wasden

Prose


Just for Today

by Michele Johnson

Poem


Empty

by Michelle Pond

Photograph


Courage

by Jason Bartley

Poem


Possessions

by James Janssen

Prose