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The Talking Stick Volume: Twenty One

Table Of Contents

Luke Anderson
Marge Barrett
Betty J. Benner
D. A. Berg
James Bettendorf
Nicole Borg
Louise Bottrell
Julie Kay Branville
Tim J. Brennan
Emily Brisse
Jean Childers
Jan Chronister
Sandra Clough
Patricia Conner
Chet Corey
Sarah J. Cox
Sue Reed Crouse
Frances Ann Crowley
Charmaine Pappas Donovan
Harriet Duerre
Neil Dyer
Shirley Ensrud
Jeanne Everhart
Craig Falkum
Mike Finley
Leane Flynn
Cindy Fox
Cheryl K. Gordon
Ronald Gower
Georgia A. Greeley
Marilyn Groenke
Marlys Guimaraes
Kate Halverson
Laura L. Hansen
Sharon Harris
Betty Hartnett
Janelle Hawkridge
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Dennis Herschbach
Marion C. Holtey
Rhoda Jackson
Jeffrey Norris Johnson
Kristin F. Johnson
Linda M. Johnson
Muriel Keaveny
Elisa Korentayer
Sonja Kosler
Kathleen M. Krueger
Sandra Sidman Larson
Kristin Laurel
Lyle Scott Lee
Michael Lein
Renee A. Loehr
Timothy Maloney
Barbara Marshak
Sister Kate Martin
Scharlie Martin
Margaret M. Marty
Jewel Hill Mayer
Susan McMillan
Marianne McNamara
Kathryn Medellin
Jerry Mevissen
Stephen Miller
Michael Kiesow Moore
Joanne Moren
Marsh Muirhead
Deb Nelson
Lindsy J. O’Brien
Vincent D. O’Connor
Shelley Odendahl
Leon Ogroske
Ronald J. Palmer
Debbie Pea
Niomi Rohn Phillips
Shasha C. Porter
Janet Preus
Nancy Watt Ramsey
Jim Russell
Richard Fenton Sederstrom
Doris Lueth Stengel
Scott Stewart
Marlene Mattila Stoehr
Bob Sullivan
John Thornberg
Francine Marie Tolf
Peggy Trojan
Sarah Lorraine Chick Tyler
Susan Niemela Vollmer
LuAnne L. White
Cheryl Weibye Wilke
Jan Wolff
Marilyn Wolff
Tarah L. Wolff
Lorie Yourd
Kevin Zepper


The Talking Stick Volume Twenty One
Published: 2012

Poetry Winner ($300 Prize)
“Truck Stop”
by Mike Finley

Creative Nonfiction Winner ($300 Prize)
by Cindy Fox

Fiction Winner ($300 Prize)
“Perfect is as Perfect Does”
by Sandra Clough

Second Place Poetry ($100 Prize)
by Betty J. Benner

Second Place Creative Nonfiction ($100 Prize)
“Saying Goodbye to Dad”
by Janet Preus

Second Place Fiction ($100 Prize)
“Bologna Sandwich”
by D. A. Berg

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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.