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Raised in a homeschooling Air Force family with three younger siblings, Hayden choose to branch off on his own to explore his love of art and storytelling through prose, poetry, fiction, and short experimental filmmaking. His works attempt to capture familiar existential problems within unfamiliar modes of existence such as with a time traveling ghost, an interdimensional journalist, and a sentient sphere made of marker ink. Hayden hopes to find employment and more stories in the world of arts and entertainment. Alicia Garrett is a metafiction writer and prose poet at Bowling Green State University studying for her undergraduate degree in creative writing. Formerly from Streetsboro, Ohio, much of her work discusses identity, politics, nature, and mental illness. Alicia Garrett has recently been published in Literary Orphans’s 35th issue, Mothersbaugh. Griffin Hamstead is a third-year undergraduate at the University of Georgia studying English and sustainability. He is an emerging writer with work appearing in Process and The Orator. Griffin is an avid reader, outdoors enthusiast, and aspiring poet and person. He hopes to travel and learn throughout life and plans to pursue an MFA in creative writing some time after graduation. Samantha Harden was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. She is an undergraduate student at the University of Central Florida working toward a degree in creative writing. When she’s not writing, she’s either rock climbing or paddleboarding. Colleen Hawke is an undergraduate student from Saginaw, Michigan. She attends Central Michigan University, where she is pursuing a degree in communication disorders and American Sign Language with a certificate in creative writing. After graduation, she plans to earn a Master of Arts in speech-language pathology. She has previously been published in Central Review.

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Red Cedar Review Vol. 54  

Red Cedar Review Vol. 54