Issue Four: Fall 2014

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The Bolt is a flash non-fiction magazine published by the SJSU Communication Center’s writing consultants. This issue’s “The Jolt” section contains humorous pieces. We received many wonderful submissions and had a hard time picking those that would be included. A special thanks to everyone who submitted a piece or had some part in the making of The Bolt. We hope you enjoy it!

Table of Contents

Fall 2014 Contest Winner

Crash! You’re Gone Forever by Hannah Reed

The Jolt
Featured humorous writing 

The Main Issue

Beautiful San Francisco by Brian Lee 
Seven Year Sentence by Collin Haworth
Got the Blues During this Drought by Melissa Weckerle
Let Go of That One by Taylere Domrose
Moody Clothes by Mi Nguyen
Paracosm by Constance Button
Body by Kimberly Piet
Different Path, Same Destination: My Story by Hugo Vera
“I grew up being told hard work beats talent…” by Kenzie Mann
Lonely Paradise by DJ Ramirez
Memories… by Nilab Sidiqi
Not One Said Goodbye by Isabel Corrales
ScHoolboy Q: Survival of an Artist by Brian Khum
Sincere by Kathryn Kong
Strapped Soldiers in a White Van by Nobly Ho
The Australian Stolen Generations by Michelle Cox
The Secrets of Childhood by Analisa Miyashiro


Kami Rasmussen
Andrew Wu

Editorial Team and Contest Judges
Adam Au
Eric Buseman
Katelynn Degnan
Alixandria Fernandez
Kaitlyn Hawkins
Michael Kakoliris
Jennifer Tran
Gayatri Venkatesan

PR & Marketing
J. Duncan Cook
Dakota Fagundas
Michael Kakoliris
Kami Rasmussen
Andrew Wu

Photos & Illustration
Adam Au
Alixandria Fernandez
Kami Rasmussen
Jennifer Tran
Andrew Wu

Faculty Advisor
Nico Peck, MFA

Bolt Logo Design
Peter Max Lawrence

Special thanks to the Communication Studies Department, the SJSU COMM Center, and especially Roxanne Cnudde, Victoria Rodriguez, Dr. Deanna Fassett, Dr. Kathleen McConnell, Dr. Jennifer Morrison, Ann Baldwin, Dr. Maureen Scharberg, and Dr. Anne Marie Todd for making The Bolt possible. This magazine is funded through the generous support of the AANAPISI grant.

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