This Issue’s Contributors – Winter 2017

This Issue’s Contributors – Winter 2017

Creampuffy (CB Adams) is a mixed media artist specializing in traditional art focusing on fairy tale and fantasy themes. She finds inspiration in nature, fairy tales, history and all things beautiful.
Watercolor, India ink and colored pencil are her preferred methods of madness, but occasionally she dabbles in other media. More of her work can be seen on her portfolio.


qft-TimTim 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.

Fred Gray is an oil painter who creates otherworldly creatures and robots to channel the strangeness and absurdity of the earth he lives on. He currently resides in Berkeley, CA with his wife, dog, and cat.




Tina Hacker is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in a wide variety of journals, both online and paper. Aldrich Press published her full-length collection, Listening to Night Whistles, and The Lives You Touch Publications released her chapbook, Cutting It. In 2016, Tina was honored as a “Muse” for The Writers Place in Kansas City.


Tamara Linden – Born and raised in rural New Jersey (yes, it does exist), Tamara now lives in Pennsylvania with an opinionated black cat for company. Tamara’s storytelling career began at the age of three with “Squirm the Worm,” which was warmly received by an audience of assorted beetles. She went on to study music and eventually earn a degree in music composition. Now, as an exam prep tutor and budding college planning counselor, she has time to devote to her first love, writing. Her work has appeared in Seven Deadly Sins: A YA Anthology (Envy) and Timeless Tales Magazine. She is currently elbow-deep in the second draft of Under the Willow Root, a young adult fantasy novel. More of her work, including essays and original songs, can be found online at

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.

Abby McCorkle Hello there! My name is Abby and I am 15 years old, I love reading, drawing and doing art of every kind. Dragons are my specialty and are my favorite thing to draw, one look through my sketchbook can prove this, as literally every drawing in it is either a dragon or some other mythological creature! I am also an anime fanatic and will watch/read anything anime, Scifi being my favorite genre!

D.S. Morgan (aka Elftracker) was born in a small hamlet by the sea, raised by wolves, educated by elves and incarcerated by devils for attempting to take the elves’ message of hope to the world. Upon being released and probated (presumably for ‘bad behavior’), he sought asylum among the ‘faerie folk’ in the mountains of Western North Carolina where he lives and works a little less disturbed every day.
While the wolves still whisper his name in their midnight speeches, the devils are said to have misplaced his paperwork. As for the elves, you may reach him and a few of them at

Erin O’Shea – A native midwesterner who has moved to the Appalachians, Erin has learned to always refuse flowers from strange necromancers.

Jungmin Park lives in Seoul, South Korea and loves art because it has no limits. When she’s not creating, she can be found watching movies (Disney is her favorite), listening to music, and swimming. For more from Jungmin, check her out on Instagram.





Christopher Stanley lives on a hill in England with his three sons who share a birthday but aren’t triplets. In 2016, his stories have won multiple prizes, as well as being published by The Molotov Cocktail, Jellyfish Review, The Short Story, Raging Aardvark and in the National Flash Fiction Day anthology. At no point has he ever been tempted to abandon his boys in the woods. Honestly.

C. E. Stokes is a freelance writer living near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Even though she’s got a bachelor’s in Fine Art from Bloomsburg University, she’s too much of a foodie to accept the role of starving artist. Her short stories have appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, Quantum Fairy Tales and several issues of Dark Gothic Resurrected and multiple anthologies.



John Van Allen is a child psychologist by profession, but likes messing around with writing and photography.  He has been published in Lorelei Signal and also as runner-up in a Writer’s Type quarterly short story contest.  He lives alone with two old cats, and enjoys anime series, reading about science, humanities, and anything else he should have read long ago.





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