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The Talking Stick Volume: Four

Table Of Contents

Phase Change: January Leaves Above the Snowpack By John Caddy
Grandma’s Bats By John Caddy
The Lordly Crows By John Caddy
Unnecessary Clouds By Linda Henry
Where Were You? By Everett Ray Wiedersberg
3rd Great Way (From Chronicles of the Raven) By Aurora Clark
Danger is in the Eye of the Beholder By Marion C. Holtey
Unwilling By Carson Gardner
Hostages By LouAnn Muhm
Mediterranean Cafe By Bonnie Louther
To Eden By Karen Babine
Pinocchio By Carson Gardner
The Goldfish Pond By Florence Witkop
Saint Martin and the Beggar (El Greco) By Patricia Conner
His Ida By Debbie Carlson
The Heralds By Sharon Merritt
I Took the Place of Her Watermelon By Carolyn Spangler
Sand Sculpture By Deane Johnson
Trespassing By Steven Finney
Silent Justice By Bonnie Louther
Where Rain Has No Right To Be By Sharon Merritt
The Conversation By Ken Kalish
Letter to a Geart Grandchild By Kathy Connell
Ghosts in My House By Cynthia Ekren
The Queen, the Stud and the Referee By Karen Babine
The Sandy Tulip Bed By June Gladen
What Do You Think of When You Think About Me? By Maryrose Clow
What Is Love? By Tanya Miller
Country Mouse By Cynthia Ekren
The Closet By Jan McKay
Louie By Kent Matheny
The New Kid in Town By Kathleen Voegtle


The Talking Stick Volume Four
Published: 1997

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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.