Issue Six: Fall 2022

The Bolt is a flash non-fiction magazine published by the SJSU Communication Center Writing Consultants. A special thanks to everyone who had some part in the making of The Bolt. We hope you enjoy it!


Table of Contents

Awkward Red Light by Elaine Sanchez Guadarrama

Grand Rising by Mateo Ponce

Living the Same Day, Everyday by Scott Amaro

A Memory I Didn’t Realize I Would Miss by Sophia Nguyen

Nature V2 by Osvaldo Arellano

Reminiscence by Faith Zimmer

The Savior Bus by JC Heinen

That Voice by Shay Singh

Thoughts by Julie Wong

“Today was just an ordinary Friday.” by Matthew Kozacek

The Unfamiliar by Sanchita Satishkumar

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? by Osbaldo Sanchez




Meaghan Sterk

Editorial Team

Cynthia Bailey

Gregorio Castorena-Silva

Contest Judges

Cynthia Bailey

Gregorio Castorena-Silva

Bianca Fortino

JC Heinen

Jacky Hernandez

Brandon Kempf

Abigail Kylberg

J.J. Perez

PR & Marketing

Gregorio Castorena-Silva

Bianca Fortino

Jacky Hernandez

Faculty Advisor

Nico Peck, MFA

Special thanks to the Communication Studies Department, the SJSU COMM Center, and especially Roxanne Cnudde, Sarah McGaffey, Nikki Mirza, Dr. Andy Wood, Dr. Jennifer Morrison, and Dr. Anne Marie Todd for making The Bolt possible.

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