Ingrid, an excerpt from the novel L.O.I.S.

Ingrid Schmidt eyed the small pile of white powder in the palm of her hand. As it turned out, you could never have too much soap, as long as there was running water–clean running tap water, chlorinated, preferably. With gristled… Continue Reading

About David Hodel

David is a first-year MACP student, published author, screenwriter, ghostwriter, playwright, musician, composer and former creative writing teacher. He credits his love of story for first drawing him to the Seattle School. You can get to know him better on his website, facebook.com/davidbhodel.

Roads

It’s weird to think these intertwining 13-feet-wide sheets of concrete connect the sheets between which we sleep. There is something about seeing every … boring … mile between that proves we’re more connected than we think. About Ryy MandrellRyy is… Continue Reading

About Ryy Mandrell

Ryy is a human who wants to be an even better human than he already is. This human will soon be a master of all things related to theology and culture specifically global and social partnership. Much of Ryyan’s human life is lived around coffee because it continues to connect people both locally and globally via social partnerships.

Lost in Discovery Park, WA

“The medium is the message.” —Marshall McLuhan   The whole world mimes McLuhan’s sound-bite The silence the hi-def wholeness white noise between trees About Lauren SawyerLauren is a graduate of The Seattle School who loves contemporary literature and poets who… Continue Reading

About Lauren Sawyer

Lauren is a graduate of The Seattle School who loves contemporary literature and poets who don’t rhyme. She often sympathizes with Dorothy Parker’s saying, “I hate writing; I love to have written.” Read more of Lauren’s written work at laurendeidra.com.

I am a Cascade.

I drove over 99-S, headed into Seattle and spent too long looking at the mountain ranges that sandwiched us. So many busy people, eager to get nowhere. How long does it take to live in this city before you pick… Continue Reading

About Bethany Bylsma

Bethany is a 2nd-year MACP student who is working to fill her 3rd passport. She enjoys driving her car, Rodger (especially towards the mountains), strong coffee, and you can count on her for good movie recommendation. She hopes to one day own and live on a small farm.

Today I Met Jesus

Imagined from Luke 18:15-17 “The teacher is coming! The teacher is coming!” Mama squeezed my hand even tighter and started walking even faster through town. We passed the market, and the temple, and Aunt Sarah’s house… All the places we… Continue Reading

About Page DeVere

Page is a first-year MACP & MATC student (for now) from Florida by way of Nashville, TN, who loves baseball, Nutella mochas, daffodils, and stories. She dreams of working as a therapist specializing in adolescence and writing fiction for the same audience, visiting New Zealand, and having a large family.

Roots

when he told me i looked ravishing i pinched his lips together: no the root is rape do not ravish me run me dry etymologically let’s copulate cleave. About Lauren SawyerLauren is a graduate of The Seattle School who loves… Continue Reading

About Lauren Sawyer

Lauren is a graduate of The Seattle School who loves contemporary literature and poets who don’t rhyme. She often sympathizes with Dorothy Parker’s saying, “I hate writing; I love to have written.” Read more of Lauren’s written work at laurendeidra.com.

50 Fun Things to Do When She’s Gone:

1. Sleep for too long. 2. Throw sharp objects across the room—preferably at odd angles. 3. Pace in your psychiatrist’s office (he likes this). 4. Wander. 5. Always wander. 6. Drink in bars alone and give girls the Eye. 7.… Continue Reading

About Tyler Ziebarth

Tyler is a second-year MACP student who loves film, walking on treadmills, & talking about Kurt Vonnegut. Sometimes, he wishes he could speak French.

Legends

What happens if I let the memory of you flood my basement bedroom? What happens if I work again to acknowledge that you are gone, and not returning, and yet admit you live so fully in the everyday legends of… Continue Reading

About Bethany Bylsma

Bethany is a 2nd-year MACP student who is working to fill her 3rd passport. She enjoys driving her car, Rodger (especially towards the mountains), strong coffee, and you can count on her for good movie recommendation. She hopes to one day own and live on a small farm.

The Water Pipe Breaks Before the Party

I’ve dug out the topsoil and spade though the heavy clay so now five kinds and color of earth are piled all around— dense wet chunks, light and ashy dust, brown clumps, black rocks, spirals of creamy, caramel looking sand.… Continue Reading

About Matthew Smith

Matthew is currently in the second year of the MACP program. He enjoys exploring the city with his wife, eating fresh bread, and moonlighting as a freelance writer. You can see his work online at www.mawordsmith.com.

Steeplechase Park

Everyone is scared of something. Fear is a universal human experience. Spiders are common, as are snakes. Heights, small enclosed spaces, the dentist, dying. I have small anxieties that take hold now and again. But I am truly afraid of… Continue Reading

About Kaitlin Wheeler

Kaitlin hails from coastal Maine where she eats lobster and listens to her grandmother tell incredible stories. Now in Seattle, she enjoys wine tasting and raising other people’s children, usually not at the same time. Kaitlin will receive her degree in “Successfully Dating an MACP Student” when her partner graduates in 2015.

One Thing I Have Learned

The critic is within me. About Matthew SmithMatthew is currently in the second year of the MACP program. He enjoys exploring the city with his wife, eating fresh bread, and moonlighting as a freelance writer. You can see his work… Continue Reading

About Matthew Smith

Matthew is currently in the second year of the MACP program. He enjoys exploring the city with his wife, eating fresh bread, and moonlighting as a freelance writer. You can see his work online at www.mawordsmith.com.

Half-Breed Monsters Step Out from Deep Unknown

Sun blinds knower in blaze of “you are”: You are White, You are Native, You are much, You are small. I ….. am ….. more ….. than ….. two ….. parts, mixed from very beginning of knowing, mixed with mother’s,… Continue Reading

About Julene Pommert

Julene is a 5th-year MACP student, wife of a wonderful White man, mother of two teenaged boys, homeschooler, Ph.D., Native-White, in the true prime of life of after 50, identical twin, and increasingly inquisitive one swimming in seas of what may be love.

Communion

Matthew’s peculiar story about how Jesus sorts out the sheep and goats assumes that it’s hard— they separate themselves…. –David Slavitt, “All We Like Sheep”   “This poem’s about me, you know,” my poet friend told me. I had already… Continue Reading

About Lauren Sawyer

Lauren is a graduate of The Seattle School who loves contemporary literature and poets who don’t rhyme. She often sympathizes with Dorothy Parker’s saying, “I hate writing; I love to have written.” Read more of Lauren’s written work at laurendeidra.com.

I Remember…

A patchwork quilt am I, Woven and stitched together with different threads of culture. My eyes see through strange worlds of color, tribes, and tongues. I come from the fabric that doesn’t fit. My feet have wheels that spin and… Continue Reading

About Ashley Zimmerman

Ashley is a 3rd-year MACP student: she has a passion for various dance forms, exploring other cultures and countries, collaborating with other artisans, music makers and food eaters. Hunter of comfy nooks in the city, you may find her treasure seeking or haggling at the local flea. Photo taker of all things unique and strange, not to mention having an unruly addiction to coffee and fine conversation.

For Thomas Before the Bar

even though we share the same kind of animal cells our hearts scream differently behind our ribs yours has a spanish accent i think & tonight we will go to the milk district & i’ll give you as many cigarettes… Continue Reading

About Tyler Ziebarth

Tyler is a second-year MACP student who loves film, walking on treadmills, & talking about Kurt Vonnegut. Sometimes, he wishes he could speak French.

Reservation Funeral: A Brief Confession

When 10-year-old Ben returned from the reservation, he always brought back lice with him. We counselors learned this through an unfortunate circumstance when Ben gave one of his peers those lice, who gave them to another child, until we had… Continue Reading

About Caleb Visser

Caleb is a 3rd-year MATC student and co-founder of Reclamation of Youth Day - http://jtobiason.com/reclamation-of-youth-day-video-2013.

Greetings to All Who Have Ever Been

There at my feet lies shallow water, washing pebbles of all colors with clicks and clacks. I stare at my feet, scarred by blood blisters and surgeries, blessed with age, colored with labels of meaning that wash in and out… Continue Reading

About Julene Pommert

Julene is a 5th-year MACP student, wife of a wonderful White man, mother of two teenaged boys, homeschooler, Ph.D., Native-White, in the true prime of life of after 50, identical twin, and increasingly inquisitive one swimming in seas of what may be love.