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Editor's Notes
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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

Ship's Cook
By Heather Inwood

You are the helmsman
And I am the hen
That sat on the stern
And laid eggs all day
That smashed on impact
And made a right mess.

You are the rudder
And I am the cow
With the whopping great udder
That leaked persistently
And left a long milky trail
Around the deck.

You are the mast
And I am the cook
With the floury arse that
Collapsed in the puddle
Of sticky gloop at
Port and at starboard.

You are the jib
And I am the jive
That boogied around on my bum
In the baking sun
And you objected and called it
A Big Mistake
But I was content
And called it



HEATHER INWOOD has been an international secret agent (aged 8), a flautist (aged 16), a poet (aged 17), a martial arts apprentice (aged 21) and a singer-songwriter (aged 23). In between she has also worked as a waitress, an English teacher, a translator, a voice recording artist and a milk factory employee. Her current guise is as a PhD student, researching contemporary Chinese poetry. She likes swimming, climbing trees and the colour orange.