The BookFest Award Winner-3rd place Straight Enough

The BookFest Award Winner-3rd place Straight Enough

The BookFest Awards honors authors who create outstanding works of fiction and nonfiction. Books are judged in categories based on genre, theme, and aesthetics. Books published in the past five years are eligible. Entries are vetted by an initial team, then the final...
Esther the Scrabble Queen

Esther the Scrabble Queen

At 99 she was Scrabble QueenBeating the young and the oldAnd everyone in betweenWith tiara perched atop her headShe counted up her pointsThe game she always ledLorinda Boyer “My name is Esther,” her blue eyes focus on me, then past me. Ringlets of white hair...
First Day of Spring

First Day of Spring

As the sun settles down for the night marking the close of the first day of spring my aunt draws and exhales in a whisper, her last breath. I like to imagine the strong arms of a loving Spirit pulling my auntie Gayle’s tiny body into a protective embrace;...

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