A Poem of Protest Signs, by Adam McCulloch

A Poem of Protest Signs, by Adam McCulloch

Where do I start? / This is very bad. / I don’t have time for this. I am not a professional protester!
Flashes: Story by Mitchell Grabois

Flashes: Story by Mitchell Grabois

This is not a job I ever expected to have, but I couldn’t keep farming, not enough land, machines too old.
Song: Story by Mary Ann McGuigan

Song: Story by Mary Ann McGuigan

My mother had convinced herself—and us—that the landlord would never go through with it.
The Feather Pillow: Story by Horacio Quiroga

The Feather Pillow: Story by Horacio Quiroga

Her honeymoon, when it came, induced in her the seed of dread.
Warning: Poem by Phil Berry

Warning: Poem by Phil Berry

There’s a silver balloon / Over a post by the road / Where all must pause.
Wounds: Poem by Juleus Ghunta

Wounds: Poem by Juleus Ghunta

The night she tried to beat me, I slept on the veranda / of the shop in the square.
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry —Cassandra Clare
Warning

Warning

by Phil Berry
 
There’s a silver balloon / Over a post by the road / Where all must pause.
Horoscopes for Writers -- October 2017

Horoscopes for Writers — October 2017

Word counts, book sales, even romance: the only astrological guide a writer needs.
Daughter by Jane Shemilt

Daughter by Jane Shemilt

Review by Donna Roberts
 
I’m always intrigued when a plot that has been done before—many times before, until it’s almost a cliché—can come across fresh and new.
Two Poems by M. Stone

Two Poems by M. Stone

We are trespassers, all of us tourists / seeking out this almost ghost town
The Great Librarian Roundtable

The Great Librarian Roundtable

Interviews by Kent Oswald
 
Libraries are changing, and librarians are adapting heroically.
When We Are Alive

When We Are Alive

by Kaori Fujimoto
 
You rush from your home in the Tokyo area, and, as the train station comes into view, you see your fellow commuters bottlenecked into the street.
Wounds

Wounds

by Juleus Ghunta
 
The night she tried to beat me, I slept on the veranda / of the shop in the square.
Sequoia Sempervirens

Sequoia Sempervirens

by Amye Archer
 
There are nights when I look at you, feel for you in the dark, and the falling into one another, the estuary we create, is still so easy.
Three Poems by Michelle Brooks

Three Poems by Michelle Brooks

Bleak, that’s a given. No sun for / days. The spring doesn’t arrive / soon enough.
A Modern How-To for the Boudoir

A Modern How-To for the Boudoir

by Angela Kubinec
 
While browsing my local used book store, I came across a title I had not seen in decades. It was How to Make Love to a Man.
The King of Rock ‘n Soul

The King of Rock ‘n Soul

by Alan Swyer
 
Dubbed by Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records The greatest singer—and hustler—in the world, Solomon Burke had a story second to none.
Fads and Crazes, Trends and Rages: Why we’re always looking for the next best thing

Fads and Crazes, Trends and Rages: Why we’re always looking for the next best thing

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
From hula-hoops to cabbage patch dolls to fidget spinners. From goldfish swallowing to streaking to twerking.
Two Poems by Gail Hosking

Two Poems by Gail Hosking

It’s warm. Always / warm with some war starting up, more / children to raise.
Horoscopes for Writers -- September 2017

Horoscopes for Writers — September 2017

Word counts, book sales, even romance: the only astrological guide a writer needs.
Dancing Bautas for the Ashes’ Day

Dancing Bautas for the Ashes’ Day

by Russell Hemmell
 
Ca’ Dario stands in front of us, sombre, sleek and precious, often avoided and always dreaded.

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