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The Talking Stick Volume: Thirty One

Table Of Contents

Mary Aalgaard
T. S. Baxter
Lina Belar
Cate Belleveau
Sarah Boettcher
Jim Bohen
Nicole Borg
Janice Larson Braun
Tim J. Brennan
Wendy Brown-Baez
Sue Bruns
Jan Chronister
Gayle Andrus Colehour
Mary A. Conrad
Joanne Cress
Karen Crider
Susan Culhane
Norita Dittberner-Jax
Charmaine Pappas Donovan
Ellen Eastby
Sandra Hughes Eberhart
Phyllis Emmel
Tim Erlin
Joanne Esser
Jeanne Everhart
Christina M. Flaugher
Marsha Foss
Cindy Fox
Matt Gregersen
Marlys Guimaraes
Tara Flaherty Guy
Michael Hager
Ramae Hamrin
JJ Harrigan
Sharon Harris
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Jennifer Hernandez
Bill Herring
Sharon Hilberer
Mary Willette Hughes
John Harrison Hurd
Donna Isaac
Susu Jeffrey
Jennifer Jesseph
Christina Joyce
Amanda Valerie Judd
Mim Kagol
Meridel Kahl
Patricia Kemmerick
Patricia Kester
Kathryn Knudson
Susan Koefod
Sonja Kosler
Laura Krueger-Kochman
John Krumberger
Mike Lein
Dawn Loeffler
Scott Lowery
Linda Maki
Christine Marcotte
Susan McMillan
Michael Kiesow Moore
Marsh Muirhead
Jim Muyres
Ryan M. Neely
Susan Perala-Dewey
Kathleen J. Pettit
Niomi Rohn Phillips
Adrian S. Potter
Deborah Rasmussen
Mary Jo Robinson-Jamison
Kit Rohrbach
Mary Kay Rummel
Richard Fenton Sederstrom
Lisa M. Bolt Simons
Victoria Lynn Smith
Beth Spencer
Scott Stewart
Marlene Mattila Stoehr
Bernadette Hondl Thomasy
Tammy Tisdell
Peggy Trojan
Steven R. Vogel
Susan Niemela Vollmer
Ben Westlie
Marilyn Wolff
Luke Young
Kevin Zepper


The Talking Stick
Volume Thirty One
Published: 2022

Poetry Winner
“Christmas Train Set”
by Beth Spencer

Creative Nonfiction Winner
“Life Alert”
by Tara Flaherty Guy

Fiction Winner
“Passed Tense”
by Tara Flaherty Guy

Second Place Poetry
“Under the Covers on New Year’s Day”
by Deborah Rasmussen

Second Place Creative Nonfiction
“Barbershop Prompt”
by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Second Place Fiction
“Cleaning House”
by Victoria Lynn Smith

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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.