The Boom Site Literary Magazine

Volume 2, Issue 1: May 2018

Letter from the Editors

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Hello, St. Croix Valley Lit Lovers!

It is our pleasure to present to you this issue of The Boom Site Literary Magazine. All of the submissions we received this issue were very impressive and set the standard high for our future issues. We are proud to support the talented young writers in our community!

Recently we have taken on some new staff members, and we are extremely excited to have them join us. Welcome to The Boom Site team! They have shown tremendous potential and we have no doubt that they will do great things here at The Boom Site.

With these new additions we also have some graduates. Congratulations and good luck to you on your future endeavours, we are so proud of you!

We are extremely excited for this issue and we thank you for supporting your local youth literary magazine! Enjoy the prose, poetry and visual art!

All the best,

Hannah and Eleanor



Somehow snow can make everything better again.
It covers up all the dirt and mud
And if I don’t think...

"Thank the Snow" by Zoe

It’s like one of those horror movies
That really scare you
That chill you right down to your bones...

"How Reality is Contact" by Zoe

look how far we've come
the universe stretches out before us and
hand in hand...

"Untitled" by Rie

There is no voice.
Each river is too old to remember a stream.
Swelling of the familiar is lost in mist...

"How Long" by Maeve

Snow shimmering beneath
Stars sparkling above
No one else around...

"Crowded Air" by Gabi

New turn,

New year,
“Objectionable” youthquakes: never languishing...

"2018" by Gabi

We are in endless waiting
While she spreads her chapstick thick

She covers every surface...

"Chapstick" by Amanda

Desperate lies, and homeless cries,

From the mouth of those that never see the sky

And spend their days without a bit...

"Greed" by Sam

A crystal clear night sky
A beautiful sleeping black panther
Every time you close your eyes...

"Black" by Vinny

The leaves of a freshly grown tree
The color of a person's eyes
The color of a pen across paper...

"Green" by Jane


Who am I? I capture moments. These moments are filled...

"Who Am I?" by Zoe

Clementine was sitting on the balcony fiddling with her shawl...

"Cake" by Ella

Step on a crack, break your mother's back, or fall...

"The Restorers" by Abby

Once there was a dog named Jasper. He was found...

"Jasper the Alien Dog" by Claire

Visual Arts

"Jellymaid" by Rie

"Tui" and Seahorse" by Maeve

"Bridge in Fog" by Jack

"Railroad Track" by Jack

"Farm Equipment" by Jack

"Cars" by Jack

Staff Creative Work

"Mental Health in Musicals" by Evelyn

"This Green Place" by Maeve *

"BLOOD" by Eleanor

* indicates a new staff member

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