Cat’s gift: a snake in bed.
Pre-surgery family vacation, just in case.
Writer and editor Sara Wynia creates whimsical, creepy fiction. Her work has appeared in anthologies by Burrow Press and Palmas Publishing. A former Montessori teacher, Sara reviews entries for the Write Michigan Short Story Contest, and is a member of Shine Street Writers, Writers of Central Florida or Thereabouts, and Florida Writers Association.
What they dreaded healed them, finally.
Mary Fifield’s writing has appeared in Midway Journal, Cargo Literary Magazine, and others. Her short story collection, Last of the Species and Other Stories, was a finalist for the Black Lawrence Press Hudson Prize. She is co-editor of the upcoming anthology Fire & Water: Stories from the Anthropocene.
The natives shared; We took all.
Art Lasky’s a retired programmer, living in New York City with his wife/muse. After forty years writing Assembler code he switched to English; it’s much harder than it looks. You can find Art’s work by searching Amazon, Science Fiction & Fantasy for ‘Art Lasky.’
Self-portrait, skin pigments knifed onto canvas.
Southern-born, Joy Martin resides in New England’s Boston area, surrounded by the comforts and discomforts of white privilege. She is a member of the Newton Poetry Group and the Poetry Society of Virginia. Her writings explore the many facets of life, including her and broader humanity’s place and challenges within it.
Without makeup, the strongman felt weak.
Sharon Suzuki-Martinez’s first book, The Way of All Flux, won the New Rivers Press MVP Poetry Prize in 2010. Her work appears in Gargoyle, Clockhouse, South Dakota Review, Duende, and elsewhere. Originally from Hawaii, she lives in Tempe, Arizona—on the traditional homeland of the Akimel O’odham. [ https://sharonsuzukimartinez.tumblr.com/ ]
I was once a poet, too.
Responding immediately, we taxidermied their kittens.
He averted eyes, only in conversation.
I took a bath. Faucet, too.