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October 12, 2018

Chanlina waited until nighttime to take the files. She had worked late, staying behind after the others had left the office. This would not attract attention—she frequently worked into the evening, as Mr. Yi’s bad health meant she had to do more for him. (Also, working...

October 22, 2017

The Yalu River is cold. 
I can imagine the rumbling 
despite standing away 
from a bush of rape flowers that shining 
like gold. 
The head of it lies in those limpid valleys; the tail 
of it goes to that vague ocean.

The wind of the Yalu River is cold, 
the passengers o...

October 22, 2017

Author's Note: Megan's Spring was written as a reflection on the choices the elderly and the vulnerable may feel pressured into making. I wanted to show how a person who is so full of life, despite her advancing years, could feel as though all her choices are taken fro...

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1st Place Winners

When others drove with their headlights on

and tied yellow ribbons onto trees

we wore black and walked to school.

When torches lit, and oil fields bur...

1st Place: Inside the Beast

October 13, 2018

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October 13, 2018

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