Venetucci Farm: An Agricultural Role Model

Venetucci Farm, one of Colorado Springs’ beloved local assets, has come a long way since the Venetucci family began plowing the fields off the dirt roads outside the city in the 1930s. Growing up, Nick Venetucci watched his father work long, hard hours in a coal mine trying to earn enough money to buy the family a small plot of farmland. Earning the funding for a farm proved to be

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Zera and the Green Man: Chapter 4

They arrived at dusk to find the brand new All-American Burger Depot lit up like a patriotic amusement park. The building mimicked the American flag, a big concrete rectangle painted red, white, and blue with stars and stripes. For the Grand Opening, fiber-optic Christmas lights in the same colors decorated the building and the outside patio. Zera nearly retched when she spied the twelve-foot-tall plastic bull, glowing atop the restaurant.

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The US Represented Weekly Update

Hello US Represented readers, We had a tremendously successful week that we hope you enjoyed. In our weekly installment of Sandra Knauf’s novel Zera and the Green Man, “Zera’s new bubble, one of brief happiness, burst. Tiffany. . . . didn’t think The Toad should allow animals in his home. It was unclean, and inconvenient, and he didn’t need another responsibility. As usual, The Toad didn’t go against her advice.” In

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Correspondences

Nature is a temple whose living colonnades Breathe forth a mystic speech in fitful sighs; Man wanders among the symbols in those glades Where all things watch him with familiar eyes. Like dwindling echoes gathered far away Into a deep and thronging unison Huge as the night or as the light of day, All scents and sounds and colors meet as one. Perfumes there are as sweet as the oboe’s

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Incarnate

Gina sat alone at a patio table of a restaurant with a book in her hands and watched a small fire truck and ambulance pull up a half a block away. A group of emergency responders entered the front door of a small business, and within five minutes, they rolled an unconscious woman out on a gurney, placed her in the back of the ambulance, and drove off. Gina sipped

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