Friday, April 13, 2012

BHS Collab's 2012 Editors’ Choice Awards

From The Collab Magazine Site:
One final round of accolades from the 2012 Collab – the Editors’ Choice Awards. Starting this year, our head editors will select one poem and one short story that struck them as exemplary work and give credit to those pieces within our magazine. The decisions are in, and our Editors’ Choice winners this year are:


Listening by Julia Roberto
“Purely Opposite” by Jill Daniels
Congratulations! (Continue below for excerpts)

FROM Listening by Julia Roberto
“Well, what do you want to be when you grow up?”
I sort of laugh to myself whenever I hear this question. It’s just funny because it’s one of those questions that changes meaning as the years go on. When you’re young, it’s totally acceptable to say “astronaut” or “ballerina.” As you got a little bit older, people will accept things like “doctor” or “baseball player” because at least that’s a bit more realistic, right?
But what exactly are you supposed to say when you’re staring down your psychiatrist and your future is anything but clear?

FROM “Purely Opposite” by Jill Daniels
… Pain

Retreating into oblivion

As nothing seems legitimate

At endless developments

Across endless death

Along endless roads

To revisit old frontiers

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