New Shoots 19

new shoots 19Many pieces in this anthology capture fleeting, interesting moments either through being in them or reliving them. “Free Verse Love Poem: On the Bus” is a piece that walks the reader through an instant connection that happens on public transit. “The Turquoise Beach” is a short story about a child joining a painting contest when they pick up the hobby out of homesickness. “Let-Down,” with its short lines, recalls the final moments of an exciting* basketball game. “This is Not a Publicity Stunt” is a personal essay that directly questions society’s perceptions about homosexuality. “School Year Race” details some of the obstacles encountered by students, and the determination to get through the year.