April Shower by Dori Appel

Art Credit - Dave Morehouse

Art Credit – Dave Morehouse

Dori Appel usually indulges in Froot Loops only during the monsoon season. During drier months, you’ll find her frolicking in the sunshine, wearing the stunning, multi-colored jewelry sets she makes from lacquered Lucky Charms.  A playwright with many productions and publications as well as a widely published poet, she lives and writes in Ashland, Oregon. Find her at http://www.doriappel.com.

Dori's Favorite Umbrella

Dori’s Favorite Umbrella

Dori's Special Lucky Charms Layer Cake

Dori’s Special Lucky Charms Layer Cake

 

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nature’s lullaby By Linda Crate

Art Credit - Dave Morehouse

Art Credit – Dave Morehouse

Linda M. Crate is an old soul in a young body and a Dickinson and Poe versed century old faerie who prefers the company of ravens and crows, vampires and mermaids, and on occasion other fae. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. Recently her two chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press – June 2013) and Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon – January 2014) were published. Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015 and it promises it won’t bite, too hard.
 
Linda’s most prominent online presence can be felt here.
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Quarry Garden by Oonah V. Joslin

Photo Credit - Oonah V Joslin

Photo Credit – Oonah V. Joslin

Oonah Joslin has published over 100 stories at various mags but 100 in MicroHorror alone. Bewildering Stories magazine has 99 pieces of writing from her. She currently edits poetry for The Linnet’s Wing. She was the Editor at Every Day Poets for six years.

Author Oonah Joslin.

Author Oonah V. Joslin.

Condition by Diane Gage

Art Credit - Dave Morehouse

Art Credit – Dave Morehouse

Diane Gage lives, writes and makes art on the edge of a canyon in the SoCal Metroplex that stretches from Santa Barbara, CA to Rosarito Beach in Baja. For years she has been making haiku composed on walks in her urban/suburban cul-de-sac neighborhood, which is very wonderfully called Birdland, and flinging them like confetti on Twitter (@dianegage) – where you are invited to follow her. Poems have appeared recently in Facing the Change (Torrey House Press) and Magee Park Poets, currently online in Synesthesia Literary Journal and upcoming in City Works Press’s anthology, Sunshine/ Noir II.
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Portrait of the author, by Helen Redman.

Portrait of the author, by Helen Redman.

Poetry oracle.

Poetry oracle.

Lost my helmet.

Lost my helmet.

Little Life by Barry Charman

Art Credit - Dave Morehouse

Art Credit – Dave Morehouse

Barry Charman is a writer living in North London. He writes flash fiction and micro fiction, and can be found muttering in his shed as he tries desperately to forge as few words as possible into a working story. He collects good intentions, and grows dreams in his sleep. These stories are his, for no other skull would keep them.

He has a blog at http://barrycharman.blogspot.co.uk/

The author.

The author.

At the Café by Joanie DiMartino

Art Credit - Dave Morehouse

Art Credit – Dave Morehouse

Joanie DiMartino is the author of two collections of poetry. She is currently working on her third manuscript, “Wood to Skin,” which is about the 19th-century whaling industry, featuring the career of the “Charles W. Morgan” whaling bark, where she served as a 38th Voyager last summer. DiMartino directs the Hidden Treasures Poetry Series in downtown Mystic, CT, and works in historic house museums.

Author Joanie DiMartino.

Author Joanie DiMartino.

My Cherry Tree Body by Thomas Sabel

Art Credit - Dave Morehouse

Art Credit – Dave Morehouse

Thomas Sabel is a poet and writer living in Fort Wayne, IN. His work has appeared in Red Paint Hill Sunday Poems, Marathon Literary Review, Whistling Fire, Tipton Poetry Journal, Riverrun, Confluence, wordriver, One Million Stories, and the Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling. His mid-grade fantasy, Legends of Luternia: the Prince Decides, has been published by eLectio Press. Along with teaching courses in writing and philosophy, he pastors a minuscule Lutheran congregation in a town barely clinging to the Indiana map.

Author Thomas Sabel

Author Thomas Sabel

"Some days, I cock my eye to the world and dare the lumbermen to come closer."

“Some days, I cock my eye to the world and dare the lumbermen to come closer.”

Drought Song by Susan Kelly-DeWitt

Art Credit - Dave Morehouse

Art Credit – Dave Morehouse

Susan Kelly-DeWitt is the author of The Fortunate Islands, eight chapbooks and the recent online collection Season of Change (Mudlark 46); her poetry can also be found in many print and online journals and anthologies at home and abroad. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, she has also been a reviewer for the Library Journal and the editor of the online journal Perihelion. She has worked as a freelance writer, as the first program director for the Women’s Wisdom Project, an arts program for homeless and low-income women, as a poet in the schools and in the prisons, as a community college English instructor, as a high school college counselor and as a longtime creative writing instructor for UC Davis Extension. She is currently a member of the National Book Critics Circle, a contributing editor for Poetry Flash and a blogger for Coal Hill Review. Susan is also an exhibiting visual artist. Please visit her website at: www.susankelly-dewitt.com

The author.

The author.

I Can’t Believe You Don’t Remember Me by Joan Cappello

Art Credit - Dave Morehouse

Art Credit – Dave Morehouse

So far, Joan Cappello’s life has been a meander, non-linear and open-ended. Joan has been a massage therapist, bank teller, receptionist, film editor, nursery school teacher, modern dancer, mother, psychic healer and cashier; for Joseph Metzger, Rose Glass, “The American Parade,” The County Trust, Nancy Topf, “Woman Alive!”,  Elizabeth Stratton, CBS News, Dede Allen, Paul Grimes, Kristin Bernstein, The Great American Back Rub, Warren Beatty, The Museum of the American Indian, Bob Fosse, Alexander’s and herself…but not necessarily in that order.

The author on the outside looking in.

 

 

House Hunting by Angela L. Lindseth

Art Credit - Dave Morehouse

Art Credit – Dave Morehouse

Angela L. Lindseth grew up in South Dakota on the family homestead. She has a geological engineering degree and a journeyman electrician license; however, thanks to her beautiful sister, Angela is writing full time.

She has finished Tower of Earth, a young adult fantasy, which is the first book in the Towers of Rejaque series. She writes a wide variety of flash fiction, including speculative, horror, and retrospective and belongs to several critique groups that help her hone her skills. For a taste of her work visit the Eat Sleep Write Teen Bookshelf and her Facebook author page.

Angela has two handsome boys, a cat named Rex, and a beagle named River, who is the love of her life.

‘I write tight flash fiction that tiptoes along the edge of the extreme and tantalizes the shadows of the mind. I create worlds to explore and incite curiosity to meld with imagination, often under the influence of wine.’ –Angela

https://www.facebook.com/AngelaLLinseth

angelallindseth.com (under construction)

eatsleepwrite.net/suddendeath

eatsleepwrite.net/seeingthings1

The author.

The author.

More coffee?

More coffee?

Beachcombers by Joanie DiMartino

Art Credit - Dave Morehouse

Art Credit – Dave Morehouse

Joanie DiMartino is the author of two collections of poetry. She is currently working on her third manuscript, “Wood to Skin,” which is about the 19th-century whaling industry, featuring the career of the “Charles W. Morgan” whaling bark, where she served as a 38th Voyager last summer. DiMartino directs the Hidden Treasures Poetry Series in downtown Mystic, CT, and works in historic house museums.

Author Joanie DiMartino.

Author Joanie DiMartino.

Good Day Starshine by L.S. Bassen and Mike Stanko

Drawing by Michael Stanko

Drawing by Mike Stanko

L.S. Bassen has read that Earth will be fried by the Sun in fewer billion years than Bill Gates has spondoolicks, which puts into perspective her thoughts about age. She was a finalist in 2011 for the Flannery O’Connor Award and toils as a Fiction Editor for Prick of the Spindle. She was an original reader for Electric Literature and won the 2009 APP Drama Prize for THE END OF SHAKESPEARE & CO, a comedy about the closing of a NYC bookstore. Ditto a Mary Roberts Rinehart Fellowship for a novel published in 2014  (Typhoon Media) about the successful assassination of Hitler. A collection of short stories was also published in ’14 (Texture Press). Info, updates & interviews can be found at http://lsbassen.com/. Her first play was published by http://www.samuelfrench.com/author/1158/lois-shapley-bassen. She writes book reviews and interviews for zines like Small Beer PressThe BrooklynerThe Rumpus. Apparently, she echoes Hamlet’s antic, “Words, words, words!” We know how well that worked out for him.

L.S. misses hometown NYC and LI environs now that she has expatriated with many-decade Husband (who always emphasizes, “in a row!”) to RI to be near their family. RI is an inspiration; its history justifies its tiny existence. She loves life near the river where the Industrial Revolution began in the US (native Sneechteconnet renamed the Blackstone).

You can hear her read two poems at http://www.2river.org/2RView/15_3/poems/bassen.html and a short story at http://brooklyner.org/2011/l-s-bassen-reads-time-and-tide/.

L.S. has a new website — lsbassen.com. Her book Summer of the Long Knives was recently published as an e-book and will be hard copy soon: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/460588 and http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M1SX1SW

L.S. Basssen

L.S. Basssen

Mike Stanko, who creates the SCENE(s), is a lifelong Valley Stream, Long Islander (NY) who began painting and showing his work over 20 years ago. http://stankoart.com/ His paintings have been exhibited throughout the tri-state area, including shows at the Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton and the Empire State Building in New York City. He has been interviewed numerous times on tv and has donated his artwork to many causes over the years such as Breast Cancer walks , Art for ALS, and The Waterkeeper Alliance, to name a few. He’s been commissioned to do album covers for Caroline Doctorow, and Dan’s Papers in East Hampton recently featured him in a cover story.
Mike Stanko

Mike Stanko

Frank Evaluation by Oonah V. Joslin and Stacey Law

Drawing by Stacey Law

Drawing by Stacey Law

Oonah Joslin has published over 100 stories at various mags but 100 in MicroHorror alone. Bewildering Stories magazine has 99 pieces of writing from her. She currently edits poetry for The Linnet’s Wing. She was the Editor at Every Day Poets for six years.

Author Oonah Joslin.

Author Oonah Joslin.

Stacey Law is both an artist and a poet . Her book  Beauteous Be Poesy, an anthology of poems, is available on Google, amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. She is a Syracuse, New York, native and after working in the retail and insurance industry for years she decided to become part of the art and poetry world.
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Stacey has received several Editor’s Choice awards, a creative writing skills award, and was nominated Poet of the Year twice. She was also awarded several poetry award pins in her field. Her blog of a variety of poetry can be enjoyed on  Http://poetrycurio.blogspot.com
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Peel by Alyse Richmond

Art Credit - Dave Morehouse

Art Credit – Dave Morehouse

Alyse Richmond currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her rough-and-tumble biker husband. She is going into the second year of her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Chatham University with concentrations in poetry, travel writing and publishing. Her work has been featured in various literary journals throughout the U.S., including: The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, The Found Poetry Review, Malpais Review, El Portal, The Lincoln Underground, Lines + Stars, Welter and Helix Magazine, among others.

Richmond and Dream Husband.

Richmond and Dream Husband.

Richmond and Wife.

Richmond and Wife.

Dead Magazine by Oonah V. Joslin

Art Credit - Dave Morehouse

Art Credit – Dave Morehouse

Oonah Joslin has published over 100 stories at various mags but 100 in MicroHorror alone. Bewildering Stories magazine has 95 pieces of writing from her. She currently edits poetry for The Linnet’s Wing. She was the Editor at Every Day Poets for six years.

Author Oonah Joslin.

Author Oonah Joslin.

Gone by Joshua Colwell

Art Credit - Dave Morehouse

Art Credit – Dave Morehouse

Joshua A Colwell currently works as a Submissions Editor for Apex Magazine. He is currently addicted to The Blacklist, but Breaking Bad will always hold a special place in his heart. He loves Netflix and naps as much as he loves writing and reading. But what writer doesn’t? Also, Neil Gaiman is his idol. You can follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/colwell_joshua

http://www.leaves-of-ink.com/2015/02/life.html

http://thestoryshack.com/fantasy-science-fiction/joshua-a-colwell-walking-on-pins-and-needles/

http://thestoryshack.com/suspense-stories/joshua-a-colwell-the-flip/

http://www.everydaypoets.com/thunderstorms-by-joshua-colwell/

https://eunoiareview.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/signs/

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A Western Town by Oonah V. Joslin and W. Jack Savage

Art Credit - Original painting by Jack Savage

Art Credit – Original painting by Jack Savage

Oonah Joslin has published over 100 stories at various mags but 100 in MicroHorror alone. Bewildering Stories magazine has 95 pieces of writing from her. She currently edits poetry for The Linnet’s Wing. She was the Editor at Every Day Poets for six years.

Author Oonah Joslin.

Author Oonah Joslin.

W. Jack Savage is a retired broadcaster and educator. He is the author of seven books, including his latest…Imagination: The Art of W. Jack Savage (wjacksavage.com). Nearly fifty of Jack’s stories and over four hundred of his paintings and drawings have been published worldwide. Jack and his wife, Kathy, live in Monrovia, California.

Author - Jack Savage

Artist Jack Savage

Jack serving in Viet Nam

Jack serving in Viet Nam

 

 

Carry On by Joan Caska

Joan Caska Carry On

Photo credit – Nathaniel Burkins

 

Joan Caska writes primarily flash fiction and short stories, with a specialization in literary writing and keen interest in magical realism. Studying and teaching the craft of writing in local workshops are her primary means of connecting with other writers in the small, upstate New York community where she lives. Joan works as a freelance writer and copy editor to pay the bills. She shares her home with a wide diversity of pets, including an African Grey parrot, two parakeets, an Afghan Hound, a box turtle, a chinchilla she’s had since 1991, many fish, and her best friend, Myron (aka ‘Buddy’). In her spare time, she reads an awful lot of books, and seeks refuge from the pets in nature, gardening, hiking or snowshoeing in her 33-acre yard.

The author on a puffin-watching excursion aboard The Lundi, Reykjavík, Iceland, July 2014.

The author on a puffin-watching excursion aboard The Lundi, Reykjavík, Iceland, July 2014.

Joan at home in the Mohawk Valley, NY, with the autumn flower-beds.

Joan at home in the Mohawk Valley, NY, with the autumn flower-beds.

Buddy searching for signs of spring, March 2014.

Buddy searching for signs of spring, March 2014.

Buddy after searching for signs of spring, March 2014.

Buddy after searching for signs of spring, March 2014.

Doomed Love by Oonah V. Joslin

Photo Credit - Oonah V. Joslin

Photo Credit – Oonah V. Joslin

Oonah is no gardener but she is creative about being a bad gardener. She decided in her wisdom that a couple of BIG boxes would be a great idea at the front of the bungalow (instead of grass) and that one of these should be home to — a pink pampas grass. It was all down hill from there! After a few years of fighting, one of us had to go. The plant lost! But she would have liked pink fluffy fronds.

Oonah is currently Poetry Editor at The Linnet’s Wings. You can also find Oonah at http://www.oovj.wordpress.com and all the sites in the Header list, http://oonahs.blogspot.com/, at her former employ at www.everydaypoets.com, and as three-times winner at http://www.microhorror.com. Or you could just Google Oonah V Joslin and see what happens.

The author.

The author.

 

Picture Postcard, Finally Written by Brett Foster

Brett Foster-Picture Postcard Finally Written

Art Credit – Elizabeth Stark

 

Photo Credit – Wiki Commons

Brett Foster’s sonnet was ten to fifteen years in the making. It recalls visual details from a brief summer stint in Verona, during poor grad-student years when a small grant allowed him, his wife, and small daughter to live absurdly close to Piazza Bra, the main piazza in Verona, and site of its glorious Roman amphitheater. (He still didn’t take to summer opera, even in that wonderful setting.) There was even a fresco of some unknown matron on the ceiling, but don’t think “Old Masters”– this one was rather poorly painted. There is also in Verona the famous statue of Juliet. (Shakespeare’s Juliet, but, as with so many of Shakespeare’s characters and plays, she had an Italian source!) Foster is the author of two poetry books, with a third one, entitled “Extravagant Rescues,” forthcoming. He teaches Renaissance literature and creative writing at Wheaton College.

The author with Xoco drink.

The author with Xoco drink.