Jessie Atkin is an avid Star Wars fan. In her non-existent spare time she watches any movie starring Harrison Ford and follows the exploits of comic book superheroes. She has had short work published by the Young Adult Review Network and Digital Americana. Another story is forthcoming in Black Denim Lit. She published her debut YA novel, “We Are Savages,” in 2012. Visit her online.
Alex B. is a novice writer that was lucky enough to be noticed in Quantum Fairy Tales, Swords and Sorcery, and The Mythic Circle. She is an avid reader and lovers horror movies. She currently lives in Pittsburgh PA, with her husband and several hamsters. This shorty story is dedicated to her grandparents, Olga, Vladimir, Galina and Markus.
Tim Barzyk enjoys science, writing, reading, collecting old toys, and using his imagination. Why? Cuz it’s fun. He likes fun. He has a few degrees and pretty diplomas. The University of Chicago was nice enough to give him a Ph.D. in Geophysical Sciences. He sent in some box tops and got an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from there too. Before that, He studied Geology and Math at Indiana State University — yes, home of Larry Bird. Long live the Bird.
Alyssa has a passion for Arts. Writing, Drawing and Crafts. She’s been reading for as long as she could remember and writing since she was 10 years old. She lives in Ontario, and is a serial starter of novels. Currently she has 3 completed novels in need of overall and many more stuffed into a closet where she keeps her Muse locked away.
Strider Marcus Jones
Strider Marcus Jones – is a poet, law graduate and ex civil servant from Salford/Hinckley, England with proud Celtic roots in Ireland and Wales. A member of The Poetry Society, his five published books of poetry are modern, traditional, mythical, sometimes erotic, surreal and metaphysical. He is a maverick, moving between forests, mountains and cities, playing his saxophone and clarinet in warm solitude.
Leigh Statham enjoys sitting in the garden, motionless, watching the voles eat her radishes for hours at a time. (Yes, a VOLE is a real thing, not a typo. Think mole only smaller.) She also runs around a lot and writes nonsense when left alone by all the tiny gnomies that live in her home and refuse to sit still like a good gnome should. Follow her on twitter @LeighStatham or Facebook.
Haley Kral is a librarian-of-all-trades, book reviewer, writer, perpetual student, as well as a pretty crafty chick. She lives in Texas with too many pets and too little sleep.
Idynne MacInnes is a Minneapolis-based writer and illustrator. Look for her work in February’s issue of Literary Mama and We’Moon 2016.
Thomas Marks is a sophomore aerospace engineering student at Texas A&M university, but I grew up near Phoenix. He draws digitally and with physical media to relax. He also doodles extensively in his school notes. A while back he stopped drawing realistically and tried a more abstract, loose, pattern-based form. In this piece, he found an unfinished colored pencil drawing of a bird and adorned it with patterns of color and line.
Denny E. Marshall has had art, poetry, and fiction published. Recent examples include art for Mystic Nebula, poetry at The Stray Branch, and fiction at Postcard Shorts. He does have a website with previously published works.
Cal Nordt is a 1972 Cum Laude graduate of Yale, where his senior thesis for a BA in English was a book of his own poetry. After a thirty year career in trade show transportation, he became physically disabled and returned from business to writing.
His poems have appeared in The Raleigh Quarterly, The News & Observer (Raleigh NC), the 2009 poetrySPARK Anthology, Referential Magazine, and Word Salad Poetry Magazine.
Alice Osborn’s past educational and work experience is unusually varied, and it now feeds her work as a poet, editor, and author mentor. Alice is the author of three books of poetry and is the proud editor of the Main Street Rag anthologies Tattoos and Creatures of Habitat. In her other life she plays Nirvana on her acoustic guitar and shows off Irish jigs and reels at pubs and parades. www.aliceosborn.com
Sarah Baird graduated with a B.A. in professional writing and enjoys writing and eating fruit snacks while her little cyborg is sleeping. Sarah and her family live in North Carolina.