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The Talking Stick Volume: Five

Table Of Contents

A Man I barely Know By Annie Devine
Horse Chestnut Tree By Annie Devine
Inventory By Annie Devine
The Indian Mounds By Annie Devine
If This Canoe Could Talk By Karen Babine
Femme Fatale By Lou Ann Muhm
Conspicuous Consumption By Lou Ann Muhm
Saturday-Morning Muffins By Carolyn Spangler
The Lake Winnibigoshish Monster
By Diane Gonsoski Schoenecker
Cross Cultures By Kathryn Kysar
The Heron Smiled By Carson Gardner
Midnight Walk By Carson Gardner
Sensible Tragedies By Carson Gardner
In Still Life By Carson Gardner
The Men with Sad Eyes By Bonnie Louther
The Heralds By Sharon Merritt
Wings By Sharon Merritt
The Harvest By Gail Gardner
Shell River Haiku By Deane Johnson
Stuck on Haiku By Deane Johnson
The Private Life of a Technophile By Mary Kay Watson
Clean By Cynthia Ekren
For my Impressario By Cynthia Ekren
The Tree Thing By Florence Witkop
Dark, Mama, Dark By Linda Henry
Little Girl Lost By Kathleen Connell
The Bird and the Fruit By Patricia Conner
Anticipation By Marion Holtey
Omaha..September 7, 1976 By Marion Holtey
The Call of Spring By Marion Holtey
Quietly He Stalks By Linda Louther
Peanuts By Ken Kalish
Loggin’ Man By Terry Kimball
Cookie By Terry Kimball
A Rose for Julianna By Joe Cheesbrough


The Talking Stick Volume Five
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.