by John Pich, Horror Flash Fiction 3rd Place Contest Winner You get a text early on in the night. It’s your buddy, Joe. “Zombies on Main St.” Yeah? It’s Halloween. … Continue Reading Inevitable
Those of us at The River would like to thank all of you who sent in your work for our fall contest. We enjoyed reading this round of competition immensely … Continue Reading Horror Flash Fiction Contest Winners!
While the coronavirus pandemic may seem unprecedented to those of us in the midst of it, it’s not the first time a virus has consumed the nation and caused widespread … Continue Reading Journaling During a Pandemic: Then and Now
Blogging: a radical act of self-actualization, or a masturbatory exploration of one’s own mind? To be honest, I’m not entirely sure myself. In my position as co-editor of The River … Continue Reading The Pandemic Letters: An Introduction
I moved back to Vermont this past weekend to resume this semester of Zoom University, and on my drive back I was captivated by the autumnal beauty of New England. … Continue Reading My Week With the King
by Daniel Patrick Daniel Lance Patrick is a poet, songwriter and musician. His poems, music and lyrics have appeared in print, record albums, CD’s, and television. He won an Emmy … Continue Reading From That Way The Trains Came
by John Zedolik For the past four years, John Zedolik has been an adjunct English instructor at a number of universities in and around Pittsburgh. He has published poems in … Continue Reading Apparent Pause
by Andrew Miller In the summer of 1957, when I was ten years old, my father rented a cabin near Milbridge, in Down East Maine. It was near the end … Continue Reading Somewhere Down East
by Michael Estabrook Michael Estabrook has been publishing his poetry in the small press since the 1980s. Hopefully with each passing decade his poems have become more clear and concise, … Continue Reading One Septillion Stars
by Cori Schneider, Nostalgia Contest 1st place winner Cori Schneider was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently attending the University of Maine Farmington and majoring in creative … Continue Reading I didn’t realize you would be the one to take my life
by Ciera Miller, Nostalgia Contest 2nd place winner Dear France, I have been feeling nostalgia lately. Nostalgia for your nine meter room, down the hall your kitchen that’s only open … Continue Reading Dear France
by Mark Bennion, Nostalgia Contest 3rd place winner For the past two decades Mark and his family have made their home in the Upper Snake River Valley about 60 miles … Continue Reading Ode to the Accordion
After great deliberation, we have finally selected the winners for the Nostalgia Contest! Thank you to all who participated. We received so many wonderful submissions and had a blast reading … Continue Reading Nostalgia Contest Winners!
by Mark Bennion Since 2000, Mark Bennion has taught classes in the English Department at Ricks College/Brigham Young University–Idaho. Prior to teaching, Mark studied writing, literature, and languages at BYU, … Continue Reading To A Friend Asking For Advice Regarding A Job I Know Nothing About
by Nandini Maharaj Nandini Maharaj is a writer and human-animal bond researcher. She has a PhD in public health and counselling psychology. Her work has been featured on the Super … Continue Reading A Curious Sight
by R.D. Longmeier R.D. Longmeier comes from the ranch country for Eastern Washington. He served with the United States Marines in Vietnam; he was once a rancher, long-haul trucker, and … Continue Reading Old Memories