#48 (2012)

Published October 2012

Theme: Opportunity

“This issue is a veritable land of opportunity. We have a resistance movement rallying behind a singer with an unusual talent, a young woman moving from taxidermy to the opportunity of a lifetime, a stowaway to gold mountain, a couple finally getting the chance to marry long denied them both in life and in death. Plus a purple-eyed cat and cake. Everything is better with cake. Our poets speak of dead air and dead fingers, silver bullets and unexploded ordnance, gingerbread houses and red-capped wayfarers.”

  • The Ash Singer, by Mat Joiner
  • Size 8 (poem), by Holly Day
  • Dead Air for the River Stones (poem), by Erik Amundsen
  • Heaven’s Lot, by J.R. Johnson
  • Siege Mentalist (poem), by F.J. Bergmann
  • Gold Mountain, by Anna Sykora
  • Danger UXO (poem), by Sonya Taaffe
  • More Fun with Cake, by Patricia Russo
  • Natural Phenomena (poem), by Sonya Taaffe
  • My Kitchen (poem), by John Grey
  • A Perfect Wedded Bliss, by Mark Rigney
  • Twitch the Witch (poem), by K.S. Hardy
  • Redcap (poem), by Gemma Files
  • Art: John Stanton