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Featured Works: Week of July 24 (Language)

By on Jul 23, 2017 in Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Language, the key of our communication, can be easily tangled. This week’s contributors illustrate the challenges posed by expressing thoughts through words. “Rhyme #1: ‘Its use is not a burden‘” by James B. Nicola starts with the smallest of hops and leaps larger. “Erase” by Tim Fagan deals with a break-up the way only a writer can. “Green Sonnets” by John Timothy Robinson dives into the uncertainty of striving to write in...

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Featured Works: Week of July 17 (Life Cycle)

By on Jul 16, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

Life is a series of moments: all of them important. This week our contributors provide glimpses of moments along the path of life. “The First Minutes” by Josh Karaczewski provides a unique perspective on a crucial life moment. “The Red Panda” by Aaron Sokoloff follows a zoo animal on the search for love and adventure. “Off the Road to Hana” and “The Sky is Bursting with Rainlight” by Tim Staley shows how one person processes the loss of a family member. “Last Days of Uncle Arnold” by Ayaz Daryl Nielsen depicts moments at the end of a...

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Featured Works: Week of July 10 (Meditation)

By on Jul 10, 2017 in Featured | Comments Off

While summer is often considered a time for exploration, it can also be a great time for reflection. This week’s contributors meditate on life, both literally and figuratively. A poem by Jada Yee, “Follow the Recipe,” captures the sort of meditation caused by everyday actions. In a short story by Laurence Levey, “Yidiot,” a man attends a meditation class and comes to some unexpected self-realizations. Lana Bella’s poem, “Facing East on Basho Pond,” evokes a well-known poet with an intensity of...

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Featured Works: Week of March 12 (Growing Up)

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This week, Wild Violet’s contributors focus on that fuzzy, confusing time between childhood and adulthood. In her poem “Last Witness to My Childhood,” Jacqueline Jules reflect on life with a disabled sister. John Woodington’s story, “The Weightlifters,” goes back to high school to show how it’s possible to belong and be outsiders at the same time. Eve Kenneally’s poem, “Zayn Leaves One Direction, Teen Girl Twitter Universe Mourns,” captures the repetitive chaos of modern teenage...

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Featured Works: Week of Feb. 12 (Struggles of Faith)

By on Feb 12, 2017 in Issue Archives | Comments Off

When everything seems to be going wrong, how can you hold onto faith? This week’s contributors examine this issue, along with the concept of religion. In the long-awaited conclusion of “The Broken Cross” by John T. Hitchens, an adolescent boy questions his faith in the wake of neighborhood drama. The poem by Sean Lause, “The grackle as invisible priest,” uses a religious metaphor to make a nature observation. In the humorous piece by Jason Howell, “A Vegetarian Backslidden,” God’s attempt at vegetarianism accounts for some biblical...

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