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Stories & Essays
Copy Machine Repair Guy
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By D.E. Fredd
Corrupted Youth
_ By Kurt Kirchmeier
Dragon's Breath
_ By Lionel Cheng
Even the Damned Deserve to Love
_ By Anna Cortez
Gifts
_ By Jocelyn Johnson
House of Cards
_ By Steven J. Dines
In Doubt
_ By Stephanie Thoma
Lipstick
_ By Michelle Baron
Old Biddy
_ By Claire Nixon
Quinceañera
_ By Hester Young
The Fiddler and the Faerie
_ By Samantha Rae
When Barky Smiles
_ By S.E. Diamond

Poetry
2 A.M. Window Shopping
_ By Chris McGuffin
Alison
_ By Harriet O. Leach
Cloudy New Year's Morning
_ By Richard Fein
Not Easy
_ By Samantha Ogust
On Hearing Li-Young Lee Read His Poetry
_ By Foster Dickson
Prelude and Coda
_ By Richard Fein
Rainy Night Meditation
_ By Harriet O. Leach
Retreat
_ By Richard MacAleese
Silage Team--Machete Thirst
_ By Leland Jamieson
Starlight
_ By Richard MacAleese
Stolen Phone
_ By Jorge Jameson
The Abandoned Playground
_ By Richard MacAleese
Thought Provoking Baked Crescent
_ By Chris McGuffin

Art & Photography
Daniel Bravo
_ Paintings
Tove Hedengren
_ Photography
Peter Huettenrauch
_ Photography
E. Hunting
_ Drawings and Digital Art
Robin McQuay
_ Drawings
Iris Onica
_ Paintings
Pete Revonkorpi
_ Digital Art
Roy Wangsa
_ Photography

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Editor's Notes
By Sharon Hadrian


We welcome any and all comments related to the magazine, our contributors, or the issues raised in the stories and art that we feature. If you have something to say, please feel free to drop us an email here. We may publish your letter in our next issue.

Our first trip around the sun
For the past three quarters, I've used this space as a Mission Statement of sorts, to explain the function and purpose of Antithesis Common. This has been an invaluable way to spread our message, but this quarter--as we celebrate our first successful trip through the four seasons--we decided it was time for someone else to talk.

Last quarter we had the pleasure of having our magazine read and studied in a Florida school's poetry unit. We received lots of great feedback from the students (and a misdirected homework assignment!), and we hope they enjoyed the magazine as much as we enjoyed reading their analyses and opinions. With that in mind, we have decided to devote this quarter's editorial not to our own opinions on diversity and diverse content, but to our readers' thoughts.

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I stumbled upon your site late one night and decided to bookmark it to check it over later. When I did, then I became very excited about the idea that your e-zine presents, and felt that Antithesis Common was something that I had been looking for. It's very well done in my humble opinion, and I believe it's something that will grow and become even better over time. --Matt R.

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"735 Miles to Nootka Island" by Nicholas D. Klacsanzky was very satisfying. I thought Nicholas wrote an interesting poem describing his adventurous outlook on life. I think Nootka Island was what most people consider to be the future of life. And as in life there are two paths: the safe path and the more dangerous path. By choosing to explore the island inhabited by more bears than humans, Nicholas D. Klacsanzky showcased his willing attitude to take risks in life, in order to succeed. --Kerry C.

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The poetry on your website is very interesting to read. I especially liked "Writing" by Betina Evancha and "Marriage 2" by Christine Redman-Waldeyer. Besides going out to the book store and buying a book of poems I can easily go onto your website and entertain myself. It is nice to sit down and enjoy the poems that this website has to offer. You should try to include riddles on your website. I enjoy figuring out riddles. Keep up the good work. --Victoria C.

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The poem "Gilded Candy" was very good and I enjoyed reading it. I loved how the story was put and I'm glad it was published. I hope to read more about poems like these. I hope one day to get a poem published as well. I suggest that most of your poems be like this as it is friendly for all ages. --Sam H.

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"The Unspoken Eloquence of the Sword" is a wonderful poem. The words are so descriptive. I can picture the scene in my head. I can see the graceful dance of the two fighters. I can hear the slashes of the swords on air. Anne describes the "grace and beauty hidden in the soul" come to life in their deadly dance. "Danger disguised in elegance" as Anne puts it, is what something that I can clearly see in my head. "The Unspoken Eloquence of the Sword" describes the beauty and grace in something utterly unexpected. --Anonymous

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It’s great to see that Antithesis Common is still going strong; your editors do a great job of finding some amazing authors. The latest edition was exceptionally varied with talented writing in every genre. --Brad J.

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