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Letter from the Editor: Spring

Letter from the Editor: Spring

From the Editor, May 31, 2013  Our Contributors Launching a first issue, we are not proven. The women writers and artists who contributed took a chance on us, and we hope we have honored their work with the presentation. They will surely be influencing the shape of our journal (the inclusive “our”) as it continues. […]

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Smug Kitty by Kerry Holjes

Smug Kitty by Kerry Holjes

Smug Kitty hoarding secrets in the sun, posing statue-still beside the phlox. Ears flick, muscles tense.   You disappear within the yarrow, to reappear— sleek and deadly art, stalking the parchment beauty of the monarch. __ Kerry Holjes is a professional editor retired from a career in corporate writing and accounting. A poet, Kerry works on […]

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The Art Student by Nancy Wait

The Art Student by Nancy Wait

I studied bone and muscle structure under the skin. Learned to see skin as a disguise, a cover, a surface layer. I studied people on crowded subway cars as I stood above them and held onto the rail, mentally calculating the distance between a nose and an ear, an eyebrow and an eyelid. I sketched […]

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158, YASHODHAN by Anushree Nande

158, YASHODHAN by Anushree Nande

The room is small for four, no lack yet Of warmth.   Simba, Goofy, Mickey, Minnie and Pluto keep a careful vigil from the walls. Faded and smudged. Crooked. The work of childish hands.   The ‘height line’ Faint, before It became just a reminder. A statistical record Referred to only during sibling fights.   […]

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Visiting by Pippa Kelly

We’re sitting in the pretty, flower-scented garden.  Behind mum, in the shadow of the rose arbour, French windows lead into the house.  They’re open; it’s one of those freshly washed April days that make everyone smile.   Mum’s smiling.  She’s looking across the lawn to where the froth of almond blossoms catches the breeze. There’s an […]

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Memento Mori by Farzana Marie

Memento Mori by Farzana Marie

Live now. Lest you die. Throw off the covers, feel the icy air shock your trembling rejoicing form. I said feel.   Peel back the layers of homemade lace, painstakingly stitched to your skin by those who thought surely you loved lace and would never want to remove it and would never play in the mud. […]

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Amaryllis by Farzana Marie

Amaryllis by Farzana Marie

Slim neck, veiled face pink tongue presses through green lips as if about to talk…   This winter bloom knows how to wait, sheathed, and how to wake into a beauty only hers while others fade and hibernate.   I pray an amaryllis-prayer: to know when to rest, when to embark, when to shed the […]

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A Poet’s Dilemma by Sweta Srivastava Vikram

A Poet’s Dilemma by Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Limbs exploded, like overcooked sausage inside its casing, and flooded the financial capitals of the US, UK, and India over the years—painting it the color of vermillion running through a Hindu bride’s hair while I sat with a dead pen, tapping my limbs, hoping they would witness blood drip from the fountain pen and help […]

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Eastern Black Swallowtail, Papilio Polyxenes by Sue Fulton

Eastern Black Swallowtail, Papilio Polyxenes by Sue Fulton

Ever since I was a child, I was inspired by nature’s details and designs. When my husband bought me a professional camera with a macro lens, I found my focus with photography –  to magnify those details into clearer view. In sharing my images, I hope to share with others my endless fascination with the […]

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Notebook by Paige Sinkler

Notebook by Paige Sinkler

Notebook Cover Artist’s Notes: I always have a notebook with me for jotting down ideas, observations and questions which inspire me in my work.  This was my new notebook at the time, whose bookcase cover suggested to me the worlds of stories that it would contain. __ Paige Sinkler is an American writer and photographer living […]

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