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Students in the McNary High School Flash Fiction Club, Gwendalyn Wiskow, Taylor Bomar, Emily Hickman, Kat Foster, Meadow Wheaton, Amanda Warner and Morgan Hoag, excitedly grab for copies of the new book The Music of the Silent, featuring their writing, on May 30. (KEIZERTIMES/ Eric A. Howald)

Students in the McNary High School Flash Fiction Club, Gwendalyn Wiskow, Taylor Bomar, Emily Hickman, Kat Foster, Meadow Wheaton, Amanda Warner and Morgan Hoag, excitedly grab for copies of the new book The Music of the Silent, featuring their writing, on May 30. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

In a flash, the books were out.

Students from the McNary High School Flash Fiction Club gathered as a group around a box May 30.

Inside the box were copies of the new book The Music of the Silent, featuring short works written by 11 members of the club, started two school years ago by Eric Howald, associate editor of the Keizertimes.

“I was excited,” senior Katrina Foster said of the anticipation of seeing her story Saving Grace in the book. “It’s nice to have your writing on a solid object like this. I wasn’t around for the first unboxing last year, so this was a cool experience.”

Taylor Bomar, a freshman and the only male in the group, loved seeing his two stories plus another short work in print.

“It’s beautiful,” Bomar said. “It’s fantastic. This is my first time being published. I’ve been looking forward to it for so long. Probably about three years I’ve been waiting for this.”


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