Matthew Lee Bain writes:
I am twenty-nine autumns old. My avocations include the study
of psychology, German (language and culture), and philology.
In my free time, I enjoy strength training, viewing avant-garde
cinema, and rolling around on the floor while screaming in agony.
My vocations include writing fiction and poetry; I'm a freelance
daydreamer of dark fantasies.
Gwenda Bond wears
an N95 mask while posting about books and writing at her blog,
Shaken & Stirred.
Fred Coppersmith finds
it difficult to write about himself in the third person. He
writes stories, and sometimes things that aren't stories --
and sometimes, late at night, things that are caught in some
weird place in between. As luck would have it, he lives in New
has had poems published in the New York Quarterly, Poetry
Motel, Wisconsin Review, Iowa Woman, Columbia, and Crab
Orchard Review. She has poems forthcoming in the South
Carolina Review, Chelsea, The Baltimore Review, Hubbub, and
Carquinez Poetry Review. She teaches literature to high
school students in Milwaukee, Wisc.
Peter Bebergal is
the co-author, with Scott Korb, of The Faith Between Us
(forthcoming, Bloomsbury), and is an editor at Zeek.net.
He lives in Cambridge, Mass.
Becca De La Rosa lives
in Ireland and is studying English at university. She refuses
to apologise for this. Her fiction has appeared most recently
at Strange Horizons,
among other places.
Tsultrim Dorjee lives
in Southern New Hampshire where he is a student at Vermont College.
He received his Tibetan name from Lama Pema Wangdak, and works
as a crisis line operator for a peer support center. His poems
have appeared or are forthcoming in, The Awakenings Review,
Puckerbrush Review, Sacred Journey and Red Owl.
Michael Emmons was
born and raised in Missoula, MT, where he now lives. In 2004
he graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in English.
This is his first published story.
Erik Gallant lives
in Northampton, MA.
Sunshine Ison works
in Mexico, is writing a book on beauty pageants, and next year
will be working in Vietnam.
Will McIntosh has
sold stories to Interzone, Futurismic, Abyss & Apex, Albedo
One, and Challenging Destiny. By day, he's a psychology
professor at Georgia Southern University.
Sarah Micklem published
her first novel, Firethorn, in 2004. She is currently
working on the sequel, Wildfire (Scribner., 2007). She
lives in New York and Indiana, where she teaches at Notre Dame
University. "The Fabricant of Marvels" is part of
a series of folk tales from the nonexistent island, Abigomas.
Famous Novelist is
working on his umpteenth Great American Sleep Device. His "story"
here was written in 1972 and is published in an attempt to pull
in more readers for this zine and to pay for his coffee this
is a recent graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, where she
majored in English and Women's Studies. She is currently working
as a piano teacher in Baltimore, Maryland while working on a
young adult novel. She hopes to attend graduate school in England
Scot Peacock is a
senior editor in the academic reference field. His works of
weird romance, published in such journals as The Suburbanite
and Pluto's Orchard, are few and far between. A novel
about a ghost and his mother will remain unfinished for years.
Veronica Schanoes is
a writer and scholar whose work has previously appeared on Endicott
Studio, Jabberwocky, and Trunk Stories, as well as
LCRW. Her poem "The Room" was recently published by Papaveria
Press. She does not like cats.
Ma-tsu and John Schoffstall
were out for a walk, when they saw some wild geese flying
"What are they?" asked Ma-tsu.
"They're wild geese," said John.
"Where are they going?" demanded Ma-tsu.
John replied, "They've already flown away."
Suddenly Ma-tsu grabbed John by the nose and twisted it so that
John cried out in pain. "How," he shouted, "could they ever
have flown away?"
"Well," said John, "a bird's wing is arched, so that air takes
longer to pass over the top than the bottom. Through the Bernoulli
principle, this creates lift, enabling flight. Muscular activity
provides forward thrust. Birds' bodies also have a number of
specializations for flight, including hollow bones that decrease
their weight relative to other vertebrates, and a streamlined
shape. Birds in flight will rapidly out-distance individuals
on the ground, eventually disappearing from their view behind
trees or other landscape features. Thus, the birds were able
to fly away."
"You're never going to achieve enlightenment, are you?" Ma-tsu
"I just think birds are cool," John replied. "I'm hungry. C'mon,
let's get lunch."
David J. Schwartz lives
in Chicago with a guitar named June. Cyberdavidjschwartz lives
here, but is moody.
His stories and poems live in The Third Alternative, Say...,
Talebones, and Strange Horizons, as well as previous
issues of this publication and others. Han kan norsk, men
ikke saa bra.
Angela Slatter is
a Masters in Creative Writing student at Queensland University
of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. Her flash fiction
has appeared on Antipodean SF several times and she ghost-writes
finance articles to help pay the bills. She can often be found
pushing papers around a desk at the Creative Writing & Cultural
Studies Discipline at QUT, putting her admin-nerd skills to
William Smith makes
spanky new books and sells dusty old ones. Find him at trunkstories.com
E. Catherine Tobler climbed
mountains in her youth, in a bright yellow coat, with shoes
that were red, yellow, and blue, and made her feel like a clown.
She endured. Writing, she decided, is not that much different.
In addition to other places, her short fiction has appeared
in SciFiction, Strange New Worlds, Mota 3, and Would
That It Were.
is seventeen years old and has attended the Alpha SF/F/H Workshop
for Young Writers. She likes paper-mache cats. This is her first
Wilson finds stories inspire her and enable her to create
more than she could on her own -- she loves to collaborate.
She believes that with all our powers combined we can fight
for justice much more easily, and wear really fun outfits --
perhaps matching, in fluorescent colors.
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