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The Talking Stick Volume: Twenty Eight

Table Of Contents

Dorothy Anderson
Luke Anderson
Susan Armington
Melissa C. Auburn
Lina Belar
Cate Belleveau
James Bettendorf
Kate Bitters
Nicole Borg
Jana Bouma
Janice Larson Braun
Tim J. Brennan
Sue Bruns
Sandra Melchisedech Burwell
Eric Chandler
Sharon Chmielarz
Jan Chronister
Connor Clark
Chet Corey
Susan Coultrap-McQuin
Jeanette Marie Cox
Frances Ann Crowley
Norita Dittberner-Jax
Charmaine Pappas Donovan
Barbara Draper
Larry Ellingson
Jeanne Everhart
Laurie Fabrizio
Edis Flowerday
Angela F. Foster
Cindy Fox
Kathryn Ganfield
Georgia A. Greeley
Marlys Guimaraes
Paula Hari
Sharon Harris
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Jennifer Hernandez
Sharon Hilberer
Angela Hunt
John Harrison Hurd
Jennifer Jesseph
Deane Johnson
Jill A. Johnson
Mary Jones
Meridel Kahl
Paisley Kauffmann
Kathryn Knudson
Laura Krueger-Kochmann
Jamee Larson
Kristin Laurel
Mike Lein
Kathleen Lindstrom
Dawn Loeffler
Linda Maki
Cheyenne Marco
Christine Marcotte
Margaret M. Marty
Michael McCormick
Susan McMillan
Michael Kiesow Moore
Marsh Muirhead
Ryan M. Neely
Beth Newkirk
Andrea K. Northwood
Vincent O’Connor
Andrew O’Kelley
A. D. Olson
Yvonne Pearson
Kathleen Pettit
Niomi Rohn Phillips
Antony V. Plocido
Adrian S. Potter
Deborah Rasmussen
Kit Rohrbach
Elizabeth Runnoe
Deb Schlueter
Mary Schmidt
Ruth M. Schmidt-Baeumler
Richard Fenton Sederstrom
Candace Simar
Pamela Sinicrope
Peter Stein
Doris Lueth Stengel
Marlene Mattila Stoehr
Bernadette Hondl Thomasy
Lucy Tyrrell
Joel Van Valin
Steven R. Vogel
Susan Niemela Vollmer
Jean Walsh
Elizabeth Weir
Cheryl Weibye Wilke
Marilyn D. Wolff
Tarah L. Wolff
Cathy Wood


The Talking Stick
Volume Twenty Eight
Broad Strokes
Published: 2019

Poetry Winner
“Cartoon Logic”
by Tim J. Brennan

Creative Nonfiction Winner
“The Couple”
by Kathryn Knudson

Fiction Winner
“How To Breathe”
by Kathleen Lindstrom

Humor Winner
“Outhouse Myth”
by Cathy Wood

Second Place Poetry
“Achilles’ Heel”
by Nicole Borg

Second Place Creative Nonfiction
“Wild Girl”
by Angela F. Foster

Second Place Fiction
“Bonnie and Clyde”
by Paisley Kauffmann

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