Work in Progress

  • 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 →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Nov. 24, 2022

    The House at #45
    Nancy McAtavey
    Carbondale 

    I loved the bigness of the house at number 45; the kitchen with its  cast iron stove, the dining room where I built forts under the claw foot table, the front parlor with… read more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Nov. 17, 2022

    The Beautiful Sandwich
    Shelly Bergerhouse Merriam 
    February 19, 2021
    Glenwood Springs

    She could always make
    the most beautiful sandwich.
    A loving memory
    of her Emporia, Kansas college

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  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Nov. 9, 2022

    Your creativity counts
    By Just Jim

    It’s on the wall
    Down Main Street
    Everywhere you look
    Creativity abounds

    Carbondale, Glenwood
    And beyondread more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress: Oct. 27, 2022

    Wendy Moore
    By Bob Schultz

    School servant leader
    Director of thespians
    Bravo Wendy Moore!

     

    End of the Leaves
    By Jampa 

    Leaves, most fallen down
    Follow me in on my shoes
    Crunching under foot.

     

    Ahhh…Fall
    By

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  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Oct. 20, 2022

    A letter to our editor
    By James Steindler

    When you’re away, 
    We stay afloat, it’s true
    But, there’s something missing…
    Well, it’s just not the same without you

    The journey takes you far
    Curiosityread more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Oct. 13, 2022

    Dark Humor
    JM Jesse
    Glenwood Springs 

    A murder of crows 

    An unkindness of ravens 

    Walk into a bar

     

    The Prayer Shawl
    By Nancy McAtavey, Carbondale

    My neighbor made my prayer

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  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Oct. 5, 2022

    Dream Time
    By Tom Mercer

    Dream Induction Technologies Corporation (DITC) had established an incredible record of success since its creation in 2041. The company was founded by Jay Skillton-Adams, the neuroscientist who initially developed and commercialized the dream induction process.

    Skillton-Adams introducedread more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress: Sept. 15, 2022

    Notes in The Pocket
    By Tom Mercer

    Zachary Gene Smithson led a solitary sort of life in a very small town in Central Illinois. Zachary was born there, just as his parents had been, and he knew nearly everybody in town by name. That was no major… read more →

  • Locations: Fiction, Opinion Published

    Work in Progress - Sept. 8, 2022

    A Dog’s Prayer
    By Margaret Franz
    Glenwood Springs

    Every day, my beautiful border collie Jack and I slowly walk up Red Mountain for our morning meditation. He smells the bushes and walks, stride for stride with me, as I recite the beautiful poem from Tich Nhat… read more →