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BARBARA BAYDALA

Photograph from Cowboy Wild by David Campion and Sandra Shields.

1st Prize winner of the 11th Annual Postcard Story Contest

Hectic here. This town is friendly but not rich. There’s a party nearly every night.

I don’t waitress. I work in the drugstore with Deanne. We’re looking for a cheaper place. Hope it has a shower. It feels real good to be clean. Some days I’m drowning in perspiration. Others I sit with Mr. Miller and drink beer. Guess I’ve done some unique things the ladies haven’t tried out yet. People come right up to me and ask if his head was knocked clean off. You always think of your father as being strong (I did anyway). Now I think a person doesn’t just die. Phil was a bit self-righteous. Not so special after all. Ask my mom what I said to her.

Hope you can visit some time, one time, next time you are through.

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Announcing the Short List for the First Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest!

Downtown Eastside Writers' Jamboree Writing Contest

The writing contest is open to all residents of the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver.

Daggar Earnshaw

Wine and Doorbells

Read a poem by Daggar Earnshaw, one of the winning entries in the 2011 Downtown Eastside Writers' Jamboree Writing Contest, about something to sip on and something to push.