Reader’s Choice Award Winners – Vol. 3

The votes are in! And the winners of the Reader's Choice Awards are: Poetry: Red Cup, Blue Cup by Calvin Dunbar and Alex Olson Fiction: 4% by Sophie Scott Non-Fiction: Valentine's Day by Andrew Vu These winners will each receive a $50 certificate to Bookshop Santa Cruz. Congratulations! To submit your own writing to Issue 4 of … Continue reading Reader’s Choice Award Winners – Vol. 3

“Some Days…” by Seowoo Lee

Whiteboards and chalkboards, equality, freedom Creativity, constellations, so much more to explore, Perfection, nobody can achieve it Dreams, cats, literature, and architecture Positive, absence, existence, negative, lies Consistent arguments, yet everlasting friendship Diseases, some cured, others not Feelings; sadness, happiness, jealousy and anger Colors, logic, God, family Day, night, differences Some days I’m here, other … Continue reading “Some Days…” by Seowoo Lee

Vote for your favorite pieces!

Read something you like? Vote now for your favorite story, non-fiction piece, or poem of Issue 3. The winning authors will receive The Finch’s new “Readers' Choice” award and $50 gift card to Bookshop Santa Cruz! We will be giving out three Readers' Choice awards (one for each category) per issue from now on.

How has literature influenced your life? (Editor’s Note – Vol. 3)

Dear Readers, This year we have undertaken major changes to our magazine: we built a website, welcomed several new staff members, and introduced a brand new layout design (shoutout to Terry!). We are constantly looking for new ways to expand and improve the “Finch” project. However, all these new changes got us thinking about our … Continue reading How has literature influenced your life? (Editor’s Note – Vol. 3)

“Valentine’s Day” by Andrew Vu

Valentine’s Day is approaching. All around me, I see people doing the thing they have always done. Either they are getting other people Valentines, and talking enthusiastically about it, or they simply ignore it, or they consider doing something but end up doing nothing. For me, this Valentine’s Day is radically different from any previous. … Continue reading “Valentine’s Day” by Andrew Vu

“The Book and the Bus Cat” by Goldfish

Who are you…? I was hearing the voices again. They were whispering inside my head. What are you…? Who do you think you are…?     “Stop…” I murmured, gripping my pillow. You are nothing….     I felt myself giving in.     “Nothing….” You are nothing….     “I am nothing…” I whispered, “I am….” The loud … Continue reading “The Book and the Bus Cat” by Goldfish

“Red Cup Blue Cup” by Calvin Dunbar and Alex Olson

Red Cup, Blue Cup Yellow Cup and Pink When you’re done drinking Put it in the sink. Coffee, Water, Juice or Tea. Drink too much, And you might have to pee. Donuts and Cakes Cookies and pies, Find you a yam And chef up some fries. And if you’re still hungry That is a lie, … Continue reading “Red Cup Blue Cup” by Calvin Dunbar and Alex Olson