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For everyone by Zaynab Mohammed

It’s clear we can’t agree On the past, the present and how we came to be Our pain of not being recognized Hurts our decency So we treat one another With complacency space My parents come from war torn countries They didn’t want to leave their homelands, culture, family or

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October Caterpillar by Liam Borhaven

Along the cool sidewalk it crawls  across frigid pavement  wandering around in this late fall  an October caterpillar  with no expectations  born too late  an early expiration  space Yet it goes on as if at the dawn of life  not worrying of the dire future  it simply lives on  eats,

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Her By Kit Sage

the simple way we fit together interlocking with the shy mocking femme fatale – You’re butter on a poppyseed bagel or coasters on the coffee table my very own sea raven. you’re gin and tonic on a parching summer’s day a perfectly aged cabernet a prepossessing paramour. heavens sent celestial

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Her Call by Lazarus Reise

Trigger warnings: mentions of blood and physical violence. space The monolith in the sky spun tauntingly, shedding bright white light across the misty horizon, the windswept bay, and the briny sea. It was just us two; the sailor and myself. For ten dollars a day, the isolation was worth it, and

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I am of the Earth by Greg Elliott

So often do I want for home, for family. Where others seem so happily sheltered by their place and blood, I have long felt transient in both. Houses and kin have been left behind, their memory a mine once rich caved in with time, or burned quite literally to ash.

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Equations by Unknown

I don’t really know what love looks like except for a double-edged sword a qualification if certain a, b, and c conditions are met space I used to make so many excuses for my mother she was young she didn’t have a choice but there came a time when she

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Mediocre By Kendra Johnson

This girl is not ready to tell her whole story so she offers it in short words and sentences cryptic phrases and pithy replies she loves stories so much they save her for awhile space She lives in her storybooks because they are safer than ordinary life never makes plans

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This publication is the result of collaboration between students and faculty of the School of University Arts & Sciences and the School of the Arts at Selkirk College. Submissions are published online throughout the year and selected works are compiled into a print magazine once per year.

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Black Bear Review
Hey Black Bears! We are out of hibernation and ready to start a new year of reading your work and publishing up and coming writers of the West Kootenay and beyond! Our first submission call is now out! Send us your fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and comics by next Tuesday, October 3rd. See full submission guidelines at www.blackbearreview.caWe also have a new fantastic Managing Editor who we will introduce to you very shortly! See MoreSee Less
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