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Stories & Essays
A Wedding Toast For Daddy's Little Girl
By Miriam N. Kotzin
_ By Debbi Pless
_ By Rachel Miller
_ By Julie Jordan
Hearts Without Armor
_ By Angela P. Markham
Mental Constipation and Brain Vomit
_ By Winnie Khaw
My Best Subject
_ By Ashley Polker
_ By Samantha Rae
Requiem For An Author
_ By R. Holsen
Sometimes It Pours Only Dogs
_ By Saana Tykkä
The Black Tape
_ By Brad Jashinsky

A Slave To Time
_ By Clyde Windjammer
_ By Kaleen Love
Death By My Lover
_ By Jessica Tempestad
I Am A Pineapple
_ By Rachel Miller
Lament For the Lost Soldier
_ By Melissa Augeri
Laundry Arcade
_ By Ashley Polker
Left Silent To Dream of Wine
_ By Kaleen Love
_ By Henry Grieves
Ode To Microsoft Spell Cheque
_ By Arielle Demchuk
Reminiscent of Society As An Individual
_ By Henry Grieves
Ship's Cook
_ By Heather Inwood
The Phoenix
_ By Kaleen Love
The Raven and the Dove
_ By Melissa Augeri
Train Dreamer
_ By Heather Inwood 

Art & Photography
S. Camargo
_ Photography and Drawings
David C. Clarke
_ Photography
Wiltekirra Samaxionn
_ Photography
Anca Sandu
_ Paintings
Austin Tanney
_ Photography
Ray Tsang
_ Paintings
Mark Warren
_ Photography

Lament For the Lost Soldier
By Melissa Augeri

When thou rode upon the silver hills
Bask’d in the heavens’ glow
I bid them to defend thee with their
Star-tipp’d silver bow
My ears did strain to hear the notes
Scatter’d from afar;
The high and mournful melody
Of Battle’s calling bard.

Heaven did my bidding and
Brought thee to my door
But thy ears still tuned to a distant strain
Of the calling of the moor.
Whence went the songs of Glory
From the golden days of old?
Did they shatter on the craggy peaks
Of looming doom foretold?

Whither did thou go to on that
High and blust’ry day?
Did the winds pick up and carry thence
My love for thee away?



MELISSA AUGERI was raised in the wild, untamed woodlands of suburban New Jersey. Throughout her many years of life (about sixteen, to be exact) she has accumulated many reputable honors. In particular, she is proud of her role as The Wicked Witch in her Junior High production of "The Wizard of Oz." Melissa has always had a great love for literature, and her favorite authors include such notables as J.R.R. Tolkien, William Shakespeare, and Lemony Snicket.