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Beckham

The Battle for Beckham

Natalie has found solace in her family’s struggle, something incredible to consider. “This isn’t the life I had planned for myself or for my…

Jessica

Where I’m From

A million years ago, or maybe only thirteen, I sat in a senior high school class with a teacher who taught creative writing. She…

CaraBrookins

How a House Built a Family

This may be the first time you’ve heard of Cara Brookins, but you can be certain it won’t be the last. With eight novels…

Jessica

Extraordinary

It’s funny how we humans are able to get used to extraordinary things.  When I lived in Knoxville, Tennessee, I attended a regular playgroup…

Stoney

Buckle Up

My control freakishness has been a relatively good asset to my career. I’ve always been a go-getter that got things done. I’m good at…

Dawson

Mr. Fort Smith

It’s a quarter to noon on a sunny Wednesday in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Rham (pronounced RAM) Cunningham is walking toward one of the…

TomCochran

Bopeep Shines

For two summers, while Thomas Cochran was on his yearly break from teaching English and creative writing at Fayetteville High, he worked on a…

JessicaSowards

Blended

Summer days start early. Roosters begin to crow at five in the morning, and the toddlers begin their cry of “Breakfast!” soon after. Then…