Letter from the Editor
Thank you for picking up a copy of this year’s Licton Springs Review. This literary journal represents the collective work of hundreds of hours of creativity, design, and organizing. The amount of effort and love that has gone into creating this book is a testament to the limitless possibilities of the students and faculty here at North Seattle College, and I’m both proud and humbled to have been able to be a part of this process.
While many members of our community are actively engaged and encouraged to pursue degrees and careers in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), we remind our peers, and ourselves, that Art is where we discover our humanity.
I hope that this book will serve as a reminder to the reader that anyone is capable of creating. In my own endeavors as a writer and painter, I always keep in mind, “You never create wrong; you only create different.” By simply doing, I have already succeeded, and by doing, I have taken the first step into a bigger world of creativity. So put pen to paper, or paint to canvas, and create. Create something different. Create something wonderful. Or create something that’s complete crap.
Just keep creating.
Eric Lincoln Hurst
Our volunteers helped us on every step of this journey, and without them this book would never have been possible. Thank you!
Eric Lincoln Hurst
Eric is a musician, stand-up comedian, writer, and painter. His dream is to become an accountant.
Morgan is an artist, student and metal hammerer. Her dream is to one day need an accountant.
Sierra is a writer and a creator of many strange things. Her dream is to one day be responsible enough to own a dog.
Tracy teaches creative-writing and literature courses at North Seattle College.
￼We thank our faculty members
We also thank North Seattle College President Dr. Warren Brown, our Vice President Kristen Jones, and our Humanities Dean Julianne Kirgis.
We also thank Student Advisory Council, Jeffery Vasquez, Janet Hoppe-Leonard, and North Seattle College Art Group.
Special thanks to John Newman for his expertise in seeing beyond the written word into the emotional journey of each piece.