Pond master:

Audio version of a new short story by Lisa Jones

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Word up:

The Broken Pane, Charlie Roy’s harrowing but uplifting debut examines loss, tragedy and our relationship with the past. Here she discusses creative process and how she grew from wistful scribbler to published author

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How to make friends:

A poem by Maxine Rose Munro

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A poem by Ben Mitchell

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Time and the gang of apples:

By Anna Weltner

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Onion Rings:

By Ben Mitchell

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The Necessary Lie:

A short story by Taryn McDonnell

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