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Table of Contents 6 / The 2017 Freshwater Writing Contest Winners: 8 / First Prize: “The Real Monster” by Amee Marcantonio 10 / Second Prize: “;” by Victoria Orifice 12 / Third Prize: “Snow Day” by Polly Martin 14 / First Honorable Mention: “Reflections” by Kathleen Roy 15 / Second Honorable Mention: “Day 1” by Angel Simmons 17 / Third Honorable Mention: “Questions About Life Because of Chickens” by Miranda Stephens 19 / Fourth Honorable Mention: “The Battle” by Joseph Frare 21 / Julia Alexander: “Making the Same Mistake” 23 / Robert Beveridge: “Chapel” 24 / William C. Blome: “The Fix” 25 / Leah Browning: “In Transit” 26 / Leah Browning: “In the Meadow Next to the Rented House” 28 / John F. Buckley: “Epic” 29 / James Chang: “Cold Cereal and Morning Revelations” 31 / Benjamin J. Chase: “Childhood Reflections” 32 / Gabriel Chase: “Miracles” 33 / Gabriel Chase: “God of the Rainy Thursday” 34 / Joe Cottonwood: “6.0, August 24, 2014” 35 / Jamie Crepeau: “Idaho” 36 / Meghan DePeau: “Drosophila, or, Why I Fished in my Rosé with an Ice Cream Spoon” 37 / Meghan DePeau: “What Is Broken in Us” 38 / Brian Fanelli: “Stopping to Look at Deer” 39 / Brian Fanelli: “First Year of Home Shopping” 40 / Claire T. Field: “Meandrous” 41 / Taylor Graham: “Along the River” 42 / John Grey: “The Old Swap Fisherman” 43 / Jessica Handly: “Coldstone” 47 / Jack Harvey: “1977 Jamaica Race” 48 / Jack Harvey: “Croix de Guerre” 50 / Joey Hedger: “The Germ” 51 / Ruth Holzer: “Brasserie Equivoque, 16 rue Blondel, 1910” 52 / Ruth Holzer: “Wapping” 53 / M.J. Iuppa: “The Art of Empty” 3

2017 Freshwater Literary Journal  

Professional literary journal produced at Asnuntuck Community College