Samuel C. Walker || ‘Whidbey Writes’ June 2016

Posted in Literary, Whidbey Writes

June 1, 2016

Congratulations to Samuel C. Walker, our “Whidbey Writes” featured writer for June. We’re pleased to be able to share his poem, “Strings,” with you.

The purpose of “Whidbey Writes” is to encourage writers with a Whidbey connection to submit short fiction and poetry for publication in Whidbey Life Magazine, thereby giving our readers an opportunity to enjoy these creative writings. Throughout 2015 and the beginning of 2016, Whidbey Writes has published monthly selections of short fiction and poetry online. The most popular of these entries were also published in the Fall/Winter 2015 and Spring/Summer 2016 print editions of Whidbey Life Magazine.

We publish the original work of selected winners at the beginning of each month as part of Whidbey Writes. Thanks to volunteer editors Heather Anderson, Mureall Hebert and Chris Spencer, who review submissions on Solstices and Equinoxes and pass on the work they enjoy most to Whidbey Life Magazine for publication online and in print.

This competition, originally created as a collaboration between Whidbey Life Magazine and the  Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, will now continue as part of the creative writing section of Whidbey Life Magazine.

To find out more about Whidbey Writes and the submission criteria, visit the Whidbey Writes Submission page. To see previously selected writings, visit the Whidbey Writes page here. 



By Samuel C. Walker

Dear Child of mine
hidden deep
from my touch,
my eyes –
I love you!
You move and
kick the strings
of my heart alive
in quiet song and
Hope stirs.
Little hands, little feet,
Little heart in silence beat,
Wombly warm,
Hidden deep,


Featured photo courtesy of Samuel C. Walker.

Born and raised in Africa, and having lived most of his life in the Middle East and the Pacific Islands, Samuel C. Walker brings a world of experience to his writing. He is a professor of ancient history and an archaeologist currently working in Ethiopia. An award-winning author for the 2014 PNWA contest, his newest release, “Adam Without Eden” is available online and at bookstores. 


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