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The Talking Stick Volume: Thirteen

Table Of Contents

Beyond September’s Song By: Doris Bergstrom
Fiftieth Birthday By: Harold Huber
My Fleeting First-born By: Linda Henry
Olga By: Kathleen J. Pettit
The Birds By: Merton P. Backlund
Sun Raining Down By: Penelope Swan
Taller Than A Grasshopper Can Jump By: Cynthia J. Ekren
Fighting By: Stacey Foster
Summer Sky By: Bill Glade
Mourning By: Jeanne Marie Troge
Too Soon By: Angela L. Beaumont
Circle of Vision By: Sharon Harris
No Right To Live By: Helen M Pappas
Likely to Rain By: Tarah L. Wolff
Forget By: Susan Koefod
Night By: LuAnne White
Grandma Rain By: Richard Carr
Destroying Angel By: Laura L. Hansen
Adieu By: Laura L. Hansen
Just Now A Fish By: Laura L. Hansen
Brother By: Greg Richard Bernard
Will I Reach Pooh Corner by 8:00? By: Nancy L. Yoder-Bidwell
Depression By: Tom Stetzler
the inside window’s By: Liz Minette
Rascally, Mischievous April By: Angela L. Beaumont
Cinque Terre Monterosso al Mare By: Crystal Spring Gibbins
Free Spirit By: Beth Bradley Walter
The Precipice By: Flo Golod
Knowing By: Michelle Meyer
By Invitation Only By: Niomi Rohn Phillips
Reloading By: Greg Richard Bernard
Neighborly Difference By: John D. Collins
Storm By: Ann Iverson
Untitled By: Tom Stetzler
Planting a Seed By: Michelle Meyer
When Oatmeal was not Instant By: Helen M Pappas
Receptor By: Kathleen J Pettit
Not Love By: Nena Haus
On Duty By: Andrea Langworthy
Rules of Engagement By: Jerry Mevissen
Sixth Sense By: Jerry Mevissen
Retrospect By: Jerry Mevissen
Falling Into Winter By: Doris Bergstrom
Gusting By: Marilyn Wolff
Open By: Jaime Kleiman
Stop the Clock By: Sharon Harris
New Years By: Wm. Morrey Nellis
When March Closed Down By: Nena Haus
Brat By: Angela Foster
tearful parents greet jet stork By: Katie Leo
Hush By: Stacey Foster
Learning to Hunt with Dad By: Richard Carr
Fly Fisherman By: Darryl Zitzow
Ending By: Jaime Kleiman
Lovely Precious Angelina By: Judy Sladek
Alms By: Ann Iverson
Primroses By: Harold Huber
Monday Morning By: Cynthia Booth
The Sunrise Picnic Place By: Norma Thorstad Knapp
To the singing By: Crystal Spring Gibbins
A Day Like Any Other By: Judy Sladek
For Us By: Tarah L. Wolff
Minnesota Magi By: Janet Pratt
Eleanor at Ninety-Five By: Candace Simar
A Message for Esther By: Marion C. Holtey
Sign of the Times By: Nancy L. Yoder-Bidwell
Heart’s Dream By: Pauline Jahnke
Divide and Squash By: Rosa Carlisle
Sanctuary By: Rosa Carlisle
Patchwork Clouds By: Rosa Carlisle
Despair By: Bill Glade
Indian Summer By: Helen Snustad
On His Wedding Day By: Katie Leo
Arild’s Request By: Roy C. Booth
Last Year of Rural School By: Angela Foster
Assumptions By: Karol Charon
Korea 1951 By: Melva Johnson
Talkin’ Ages By: Sandi Krueger
On a Brisk September Morning By: Anne Morgan
Bucking Bass Fishing Story By: Betty Sayers
First Time By: Lane A. Rosenthal


The Talking Stick Volume Thirteen
Published: 2004

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