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WhatTheyDontSee


Whattheydontsee

by Shannon Gardner

About the Author

Shannon Gardner appreciates the spontaneous process of nature and strives to explore Earth’s unearthed beauty and imitate it’s natural imperfections. She creates art depicting disturbing and horrifying work with elements of occult symbolism and iconography. Her interest in the macabre began while studying nature and the paranormal at a young age. The ethereal mood of her work reaches the extreme and addresses the taboo. 

Shannon’s use of watercolor and India Ink are unforced and create beauty […]

WhatTheyDontSee2021-07-04T21:19:15+00:00

Graveview


Graveview

by Shannon Gardner

About the Author

Shannon Gardner appreciates the spontaneous process of nature and strives to explore Earth’s unearthed beauty and imitate it’s natural imperfections. She creates art depicting disturbing and horrifying work with elements of occult symbolism and iconography. Her interest in the macabre began while studying nature and the paranormal at a young age. The ethereal mood of her work reaches the extreme and addresses the taboo. 

Shannon’s use of watercolor and India Ink are unforced and create beauty […]

Graveview2021-07-04T21:17:59+00:00

it’s all falling down


it’s all falling down

by Dennis Michael Jones

About the Author

Dennis Michael Jones is a visual artist, educator, and licensed practicing architect. He has participated in several one person and group shows, totaling sixty-five exhibitions that include local, national and international venues that span a career of over thirty years. His creative output has included paintings, sculptures, drawings, installation, photography and books. Jones’ current focus is on a growing body of paintings in mixed media on canvas that combine elements of […]

it’s all falling down2021-07-04T21:14:42+00:00

all our monsters


all our monsters

by Dennis Michael Jones

About the Author

Dennis Michael Jones is a visual artist, educator, and licensed practicing architect. He has participated in several one person and group shows, totaling sixty-five exhibitions that include local, national and international venues that span a career of over thirty years. His creative output has included paintings, sculptures, drawings, installation, photography and books. Jones’ current focus is on a growing body of paintings in mixed media on canvas that combine elements of abstraction, […]

all our monsters2021-07-04T21:15:29+00:00

An Erasure Fable Found…

Alex Wells Shapiro

About the Author

Alex Wells Shapiro is a poet and artist from the Hudson Valley, living in Chicago. He reads submissions for Another Chicago Magazine and Frontier Poetry, and is a co-founder of Exhibit B: A Reading Series presented by The Guild Literary Complex. His work is recently published or forthcoming in Sharkpack Annual, streetcake, Pangyrus, and The Indianapolis Review. His debut collection is forthcoming with Unbound Edition Press in 2022. More of his work may be found at www.alexwellsshapiro.com. […]

An Erasure Fable Found…2021-06-15T12:56:59+00:00

Trapped in Time

Sofia Daley Sevilla

I looked through the window again, the figure still there, glaring back at me. It was him again. It was always him, watching me from the distance and judging my every move. Yet, I did not know who he was. I looked again, adrenaline slowly pulsating through my body like an intruder. He looked straight back. As soon as our eyes met, I looked away and stood up, needing to pace around the room.

I paced. Who was he? I paced. Why was he there? I paced. Why […]

Trapped in Time2021-06-11T01:28:28+00:00

The Landmine

Jack Shamash

When I was sixteen, I discovered a simple truth. If you want to make friends—friends who will stay with you for life—all you need is a landmine.

It is a rite of passage that Jewish children, when they turn sixteen, go on an Israel tour. They spend a few weeks there, hanging out with other Jewish children, discovering their roots, getting closer to their co-religionists and, although this is rarely made explicit, meeting Jews of the opposite sex, so that they are more likely to marry someone of their […]

The Landmine2021-06-11T01:27:49+00:00

Song of My Guts

Juan de Dios Sanchez Jurado

  1. Now that the sun burns my eyelashes, now that the sea salts my hips, I simply let them. The city behind me is a hot, melted shore. I’m here flirting with what this sea could give me. The sea pushes and pulls me. He tells me go and melt yourself in those streets under the sun. He tells me, come, dive a little deeper until the tide weighs on your neck, a necklace that forces me to continue, that drowns me. The sea […]
Song of My Guts2021-06-11T01:27:05+00:00

So Zoo Me

Mark Blickley

I didn’t want to go on this Bronx Zoo outing. I’ve lived nearly 67 years without ever visiting. Never had any interest watching poor trapped souls ache for the freedom of their visitors. When the Seniors Housing Commission organized this trip for my building, I ignored it, as I have every year. Why I jumped on the chartered bus right before it took off this morning was a mystery to me. But now the mystery is solved.

Thank you, Joey, for guiding me to that bus seat. God forgive […]

So Zoo Me2021-06-11T01:26:26+00:00

Sleeping Badly Became Time Travel

T. Barnes

Or something like that. At first, we woke up constantly and bleary, wondering if the world had changed or if it was us.

We sat through every mood we’d ever felt, one after another, on a creaky conveyor belt of memory—but not the kind of carousel in swanky sushi restaurants where you can choose not to lift something off the moving rubber panels. We had to order everything on the menu. It was horrendous, and we felt sick.

Perhaps importantly, it all happened very quickly. We went from […]

Sleeping Badly Became Time Travel2021-06-11T01:25:49+00:00