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  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Jan. 26, 2023

    Year(s) of the Hare

    1903
    1915
    1927
    1939
    1951
    1963
    1975
    1987
    1999
    2011
    2023

     

    Wasting Away
    By Deborah Williams
    Glenwood Springs

    I thought there’d be a pearly gate,
    and…

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  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Jan. 10, 2023

    Hazardous Lunch
    By Deborah Holt Williams
    Glenwood Springs

    I packed myself lunch back on Friday,
    but then I bought pizza instead.

    My nose just detected
    the lunch I neglected.

    I sniff toward my lockerread more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Jan. 12, 2023

    Light at night
    By Just Jim
    Glenwood Springs

    Carbondale is lit 
    Just take a stroll
    But, first let the moon sit
    Then imbibe Main Street’s soul

    Chandeliers gleam 
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  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progres - Jan. 5, 2022

    Share your works in progress with readers by emailing illustrations, creative writings and poetry to fiction@soprissun.com

     

    The Resourceful Elf: Part Two
    By Tom Mercer
    Former Carbondalian

    Continued from Dec. 22, 2022 Work in Progress page 

    Snuffles the

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  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Dec. 29, 2022

    December Ends
    By Nancy McAtavey
    Carbondale

    On this last afternoon of the year, I light my window candles early. I do not want darkness in my home tonight. As I walk from room to room, turning on each white bulb, I amread more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Spruce Up The Sun 2022

    Among so many great choices this year, The Sopris Sun had a difficult time selecting a single winner for the annual “Spruce Up The Sun” contest. Here are our top choices, and many runners-up.

    Ryker Demeyer, grade 2

    Ina Stuart, grade 4

    Piper Hansen, grade 4

    Ella Demeyer, grade 5… read more →

  • Locations: Fiction Published

    Work in Progress - Dec. 22, 2022

    Hello Darkness
    By Jampa
    Carbondale

    It’s that time of year
    When darkness drops without dusk
    And crushes the light.

     

    The Resourceful Elf 
    By Tom Mercer
    Former Carbondalian

    Snuffles the Elf had mixed feelings about the coming Christmas. Santa…

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  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Dec. 15, 2022

    Winter finds its way
    By Just Jim
    Glenwood Springs

    We’ve been waiting
    For you to stick around
    Settle on the hills
    And pile on the pass

    Dogs wear you 
    On their snouts
    As cats hesitateread more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Dec. 8, 2022

    The last Christmas
    By Shelly Merriam
    Dec. 25, 2009

    The square table was set for four 
    A homespun family cloth and folded napkins 
    Cobalt blue heirloom dinnerware and goblets 
    It allread more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Dec. 1, 2022

    December First
    Nancy McAtavey
    Carbondale

    Continued from “The House at #45” on the Nov. 24 Work in Progress page 

    December 1. This is the day that I have been waiting for. Today, after school Aunt Kitty and I will finish the nativity scene and… read more →