Posts Tagged "fall"

Wild Violet Featured Works: Week of Nov. 11 (Life’s Journey)

By on Nov 11, 2013 in Issue Archives | Comments Off

As the weather grows colder and the holiday season nears, it’s a perfect time to reflect on life’s journey with this week’s contributors: Deborah H. Doolittle’s poem, “Pick a Path with Heart,” uses a fortune cookie as a springboard for contemplation.  Matthew LaFreniere’s poem, “Dinner at Grandma’s,” provides a glimpse at a woman’s life through the objects she passes on to her grandson.  John Grey’s poem, “Dialogue with Myself,” looks back at the moment of his birth to make sense of his place in his...

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Wild Violet Featured Works: Week of Nov. 4 (Health)

By on Nov 3, 2013 in Issue Archives | Comments Off

As health care continues to dominate the national discussion in the United States, our contributors tell stories that all, in some way, relate to health. In Jonathan Persinger’s short story, “Vanishing Twin Syndrome,” a college art student wrestles with family guilt at a party.  In Wes Oldham’s “An Hour in Special Ed,” an IT support person gets an inside view of a special needs classroom.  In a short story by Shani Thomas, “Christ’s Salvation,” a doctor helping during an ebola outbreak reaches out to a boy orphaned by the...

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Wild Violet Featured Works: Week of Oct. 28 (Halloween)

By on Oct 27, 2013 in Issue Archives | Comments Off

For Halloween, this week’s contributors take us through dark passageways, where there may (or may not) be ghosts and other supernatural beings. In the short story “Infection” by Steven J. Bitz, a paranormal investigator and closet skeptic comes face to face with a truly terrifying experience.  Deborah H. Doolittle’s poem, “The Ghosts in the Mountain,” tells the story not of a haunting but of the ghostly clues to a forgery.  In a short story by Chris W. Martinez, “The Basement,” a college kegger goes terribly awry, thanks to a hidden...

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Wild Violet Featured Works: Week of Oct. 21 (Loss)

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Loss can take many forms — from death to the loss of a way of life — and this week’s contributors find ways to cope with those feelings. In Ron Torrence’s short story, “The Long Walk Home,” a general comes to terms with the circumstances of his son’s death.  In Channel Brenner’s poem, “What I Can’t See,” a mother finds a way to move on after losing a child.  In Chris Drew’s short story, “Achilles’ Last Stand,” a music journalist shares personal insight into the true story of a rocker’s...

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Wild Violet Featured Works: Week of Oct. 14 (Parenting)

By on Oct 13, 2013 in Issue Archives | Comments Off

Parenting leads to both challenging and rewarding experiences that most people could never have anticipated beforehand. This week, our contributors examine different aspects of parenting: In Yasmin Tong’s essay, “Learning How to Love and Let Go,” she shares the rewards and challenges of trying to adopt through the foster care system. In David Linebarger’s poem, “SAT Scores,” dedicated to his daughter, he contemplates the meanings behind a big life event.  In Thais Derich’s essay, “The Magic of Eating a Banana,” she delves into the...

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