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Miracle | A Poem

Honorable Mention in the 2016 ‘Basket of Cheer’ Contest | Grade 12 Outside the world lies, Barren and cold. A bitter wind whistles Through valley and wold, And frosty stars twinkle Over sheep in the fold. The brightest star shines And sends its rays down Over a stable Just outside town, As the silence is split By a wonderful sound. The cry of a Child, The cry of new life, Born frail and fragile To a world full of strife; His first breath has pierced Him Like the blade of a knife. Inside the stable A voice murmurs low,...

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A Search for Certainty | A Short Story by Stephanie Girod

This story was submitted for the 2015 Winter Quarter Short Story Contest. While it wasn’t a finalist entry, the judges enjoyed it, and felt it merited being shared with the community. Congratulations, Stephanie! The smallest coffins are the heaviest. The darkly clad figures before me, hunched as if under a large weight. But the coffin was small. It was carried through the bleak, cold church with a careful solemnity. Perhaps it was the sadness of the situation that weighed down on everyone’s shoulders. It was peculiarly different from the many other funerals I have attended in the past. The...

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