Text by Francesca Taylor Disclaimer: “The Job Hunt” is a work of non-fiction. While I’m sharing my true story, I am in not qualified to endorse how anyone else chooses to live. Please do not confuse this work of non-fiction with professional advice. Although the author and publisher have made every effort to ensure that…

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In the course of our work here at 6 Stones, we have interviewed all kinds of people. CEOs and Social Workers. Teachers. Veterans. People who have all but given up hope, and people whose unwavering faith has challenged our own. Everyone has a different story, but we think people spend too much time on what…

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Text by Francesca “Franki” Taylor In her book One Writer’s Beginnings, American short story writer and novelist Eudora Welty wrote: “Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. When their elders sit & begin, children are just waiting and hoping for a story come out, like a mouse from its hole.” The same can…

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It’s 7:00 am on a Saturday and the halls at Shady Brook Elementary hum with subdued energy. Teachers pop in and out of the shadowy hallway, working to set up their classrooms before the main campus lights are even flipped on. Shannon Gauntt, the principal, sits in the glow of her office window, checking emails…

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Heat crashes over the Urban Farm in waves, pooling in the thick air above the 6 Stones parking lot before the uncertain breeze carries it across to the rows of organic crops. Hunched over the budding foliage, Charlotte Banks and her mixed class of Trinity High School students don’t bat an eye. As the school…

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