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winning submissions & honorable mention pieces

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

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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@2017 by Aimee Murphy and Encounter Youniverse project collaborators.