Our New Normal

by Jäeger Griswold, 06/30/2020, Central Lake, MI High School 9-12 Category Earth has been plagued with disastrous occurrences for hundreds of years, and the latest yet, a viral pandemic that has the globe under significant struggle and conflict. Nations are...

Family Time enjoying Cheers!

by Jürgen Griswold, 06/30/2020, Central Lake, MI Middle School 6-8 Category On March 13, 2020 the president declared it a national emergency. The coronavirus has spread throughout the United States and most of the world. They confine everyone to their homes, except...

Daybreak

by Susan Odgers, 06/30/2020, Traverse City, MI Adult Category Susan Odgers Adult “Daybreak” This morning, my day begins as it always has. From a quilt covered queen size brass bed, I softly open my blue eyes. To my right side, I look upward at the wall with the...

Coronacation

by Anika Hintz, 06/29/2020, Interlochen, MI Middle School 6-8 Category Starting on March 13,2020 I did not go anywhere in the car for over two months. Before Covid, my activities kept me busy going back and forth from school to my dance studio, choir, and the...

Breaking Quarantine

by Betsy Emdin, 06/29/2020, Traverse City, MI Adult Category Quarantine ended for me on June 8, when I drove from Traverse City to Grand Rapids to help out with my granddaughters aged 20 months and 3 ¾. My daughter’s mother-in-law is terminally ill, and her husband...