Issue IX, Volume IV : May 2013
This mid-September issue brings us an exceptional group of writers that heighten the enthusiasm of the arrival of Fall.
James Claffey is our featured fiction writer with three exquisite flash pieces, “Small Bites,” “Mangled Fingers & Country Music,” and “Extreme Unction,” that all take us inside the astutely observant mind of a young boy figuring out the world of the adults who surround him. And read the fascinating interview with James that opens the door to his prolific universe of writing, all that inspires him and what’s ahead for him.
Richard Peabody delivers a haunting nightmare of a roadtrip in “It’s Always Raining on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.” Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse!
Michael C. Keith pens a clever, hilarious story, “The Smoking Olympics,” of a boy who is determined, at all costs, to mark his place in history.
Erika Trafton blasts us with a heartbreaking flashback in her story “Crush.” Unforgettable!
CL Bledsoe works that intriguing white space that brings to mind some of Carver’s stories in his three flash pieces, “Wal-Mart,” “Flames,” and “The Pool.”
Vallie Lynn Watson grips and holds tight in these three micro-fiction pieces, “Glow of Blue,” “Show Me I’m Wrong,” and “Teacher Marks Our Height Against the Wall.” WOW!
So sit back and get ready for a ground-breaking voyage with these mesmerizing stories.
Stellar work by six sublime writers. Thank you all!