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Character Study of a Plastic Bag

by Linda Jenkinson

I often wonder what those who come here looking for freedom believe they will find and if they find it. I recently wrote a story I called The Life and Times of Wally B. I wrote the story while thinking of those who leave their homes and families for life in the U.S. I wanted to show how it might feel to leave everything you know and come here where you have only your hope of a better day that keeps you going.


Early Birds and Rainbow Ice

by Linda Jenkinson

Today was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for a road trip to LaCrosse. After a week long cold snap, the ice has melted from the roads and the snow is on the wane. From Winona to LaCrosse is always a beautiful drive



by Linda Jenkinson

forest well

I'm sitting here today, wondering if I'm shallow. I have learned that a writer must pull from their deepest thoughts… from their soul. And I do try, but then I read the thoughts of another writer and they are so much deeper than mine, so utterly beautiful.


The Sins of Our Fathers

by Linda Jenkinson

The U.S. experienced a bit of a Canadian cold snap yesterday when the Toronto Star posted this tweet, "American TV banned him for dancing with a white girl. Canada exploded."


Third Times the Charm

by Linda Jenkinson

And now for a word from our... I don’t have a sponsor, and maybe I never will. I recently got my first rejection from a literary journal. I more or less expected it.