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Prayers for Paris by Paulette Claire Turcotte

Prayers for Paris by Paulette Claire Turcotte

— Paulette Claire Turcotte is a poet and visual artist living on Vancouver Island. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, in print and online. She is co-founder of Split Quotation Press and was one of the organizers of the Pacific Festival of the Book. She is presently working on a poetry manuscript. Her […]

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The Railway Man by Sandra Anfang

The Railway Man by Sandra Anfang

For Eric Lomax and Takashi Nagase   For some the war never ends rages behind genteel manners horn-rimmed specs placid brows mouths stitched tight as Bedouin wombs.   Will not remember. Can not forget.   Ame-koh. Gai-gin. Gai-ko.   Right hand man to the general shrouded in interpreter’s guise saved by education, a clever tongue […]

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Portrait of a Marine by Kim Werfel

Portrait of a Marine by Kim Werfel

Portrait of a Marine Pastel Painting Artist Note: When I showed my brother this painting, I knew he would appreciate seeing a portrait of himself at his finest. Of all my portraits of him, this was the only portrait he liked, so of course I gave it to him. I painted this from a black […]

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At Father’s Funeral by Ellae Lawton

At Father’s Funeral by Ellae Lawton

On a black-draped table before the altar, confined in a cardboard box beneath a folded flag–Father, apparently bound for heaven by post, next to the serious photograph in winter blues, so different from the grinning one in summer khaki taken at Great Lakes during Roosevelt’s war when I was five or six or seven. Luckily […]

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The Great Re-Weaving by Eila Kundrie Carrico

The Great Re-Weaving by Eila Kundrie Carrico

A web is woven suspended, sparkling. Spider dreams a new dream a new story. She creates and she waits. She knows the web will break. Patient, she watches from her place of power in the center and then descends to create again.   Eila Carrico grew up in rural central Florida, and her curiosity led […]

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The Enemy by Ellae Lawton

The Enemy by Ellae Lawton

I saw the first Gulf War explode on CNN–- bombs bursting over Baghdad like giant fireflies gone mad. Newsclips showed the fierce Republican Guard our troops flew off to conquer though they were said to be invincible– but they looked like my son and his friends only Arab, dark eyes shiny as forest ponds, bright […]

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The Widow by Gloria Martin

The Widow by Gloria Martin

— Gloria Martin has been creating art since childhood, but it wasn’t until later in life, after a move from New York to Florida, that her work as a display designer with a large craft store garnered recognition as a mixed media artist. She has since displayed and sold her work in art shows and private galleries throughout Southern and Central Florida including Mount Dora, […]

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Eternal Spheres I by Nancy Smith

Eternal Spheres I by Nancy Smith

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Checkmate by Paula Dawn Lietz

Checkmate by Paula Dawn Lietz

Digital art from photograph

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To Serve by Jill Boyles

To Serve by Jill Boyles

Chinese characters are made up of radicals and strokes. Let’s start with an easy one. What does this look like to you? A person, you say? Good! A person doing what? Yes, carrying a tray. That’s right. Who might this person be? No, not a servant. Guess again. No guesses? A woman. This is how […]

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