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Honorable Mention: Donna Holland, Please,
Tell Me Why!
Honorable Mention: H. Henry Minick, The
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by H. Henry Minick
Gulls winged over animal carcasses on the sand amid
torn boats, their ribs drying in the sun. A child’s plaintiff cry, “Mommy!” echoed
where the tsunami destroyed the low lying island.
“Can I help you?” I asked the little boy drying his eyes with his
“I want my mommy.”
“When did you last see her?”
“She put me into a kettle. A big wave came and lifted me up here.”
“What is your name?”
“Where do you live?”
“In Santa Ana, but my mother is a cook in a café on the island.
I want her.” He sobbed.
I looked across the barren debris strewn sand where a populated city once thrived. I can’t tell him his mother
is probably dead.
“Come with me,” I said, “I’ll take you to people who
can help you find her, and he followed me.
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