Dear Reader,Thank you for once again visiting THE PAW! And for those of you who missed our
rst issue, welcome!We’re sorry that it has taken so long to get this new issue online, although a por
tion of the blame can be placed on that lovely snow week we had in December(aren’t most of everyone’s problems due to that untimely phenomenon?)But now that we’re back, as always, we the sta would like to send our thanks toall of you who were brave enough to submitt your work. We were very excited towork on this issue, which features work from a host of artists and writers entirelynew to THE PAW; we hope that you, the reader, will become just as enthusedwhen you begin your perusal.Finally, just as a side note, we were also pleased to see a greater variety of genresin the literature for this issue, especially an increase in the number of short stories.We even have the pleasure of presenting our rst chapter story; the rst part willappear in this issue, but you’ll have to wait for the next one for the nal chapter!Once again, we’d like to thank everyone for submitting to this issue, and encour
age you to continue sending us your wonderful entries. And for those of you whohaven’t yet found the courage to submit anything, we beseech you: Please do!
We’re waiting to showcase your genius!
Sincerely,The Sta of THE PAW
THE PAW STAFFLetter rom the Sta
Susan Payne- AdvisorMelissa AustMargaret CampbellEmma DeFontesGillian DowneyAmber LindstromMarianna SaucierDavid ShumwayPatreece Suen
Cover Art: “Dining with Diane” by Gabriela Cardoso