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The Talking Stick Volume: Twelve

Table Of Contents

Falling for you By Jeanne Marie Troge
To Test a Vow By Russel Jacobson
Jealousy By Lisa Yliniemi
Dragonflies By Kathleen J. Pettit
Balancing Opposites By Sandi Krueger
I am Warm By Angela L. Beaumont
Exercise in Rythmn and Rhyme By Mary McCall Kulberg
Standing Here By Tarah Wolff
Breakfast Storm By Richard Carr
Old House By Beth Bradley Walter
A Grandma’s Lament By Char Westrum
Trying Again By Adrian S. Potter
For Lil By Steven Schild
The Old Torn Jeans and the Flannel Shirt By Rosa Carlisle
NouNou Trail By Niomi Rohn Philips
Winter Celibate By Susan J. Ekberg
My First Bear By Gustav Axelson
Time Swirls Around Us By Sharon Harris
Christmas Solitude By Tarah Wolff
Miss Nancy Drew By Cynthia Booth
Thought By Craig Braunschweig
Not Today By Nancy L. Yoder-Bidwell
Whose Life is This? By Marilyn Wolff
Kitten Haiku By LuAnne White
Gray Dawn Chill By Naomi Woods
Revealed By Angele Burlingham
Will You Stay By Sharon Harris
Dry Spell By Jerry Mevissen
The Clatter of Spring By Betty Sayers
Sleeping With Eyes Wide Open By Laura L. Hansen
The Wild Heartbeat of Spring By Judy Sladek
Poetic Voices By Craig Braunschweig
The Old Auctioneer By Marion C. Holtey
What a Waste By Sharon Harris
Simple Lessons By Rosa Carlisle
Skipping Stones By Norma A. Knapp
Grandma’s Apron By Niomi Rohn Philips
An Argument for Drowning By Laura L. Hansen
Rejoice in Dandelions By Nancy Bachhuber Massman
Memories of Dark House Spearing By Darryl Zitzow
Skeleton Grin By Tarah Wolff
my life as a loon By Roy C. Booth
Deja vu By Mark Fyten
The Oriole Sang for His Breakfast By Marion C. Holtey
On Dog Years By Judy Sladek
Learning Trees By Adrian S. Potter
Green Corduroy Tuesdays… a puppy love story By Janet Pratt
Meditation By Billie K. Glade
Exercise Rider By Tarah Wolff
By the Light of a Swing By Russell Jacobson
Dream Upon the Shoes of Gitchie Gami By Kat Norton
Lasting Words By Beth Hautala
Grafting By Kirsten (Paurus) Dierking
A Conversation By Beth Bradley Walter
Interlude By Merton P. Backlund
Manicure By Cynthia J. Ekren


The Talking Stick Volume Twelve
Published: 2003

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The Jackpine Writers’ Bloc is native to Minnesota. We are a writing group as well as a publishing company. Our literary journal, The Talking Stick, has become a state-wide publishing ground for amateur and experienced writers alike. Our goal in publishing writers is simple – we publish to encourage solid writing that shows promise, creativity and brilliance.