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Table of Contents
Editor's Notes
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Stories & Essays
...gone tomorrow
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By jp Rodriguez
Barbie and the Burn Scars
_ By Dion OReilly
Bright Lights
_ By Nicole Exposito
Cricket Theory
_ By Sophia Alev
Dieciseis
_ By Kate Delany
Fines Double In Work Zone
_ By Brian Stumbaugh
Guy and Doll
_ By John P. Loonam
Lake
_ By Erlynda Jacqui Chan
Lala's Diner
_ By Nicole Exposito
Laundry
_ By Allison P. Boye
Love Story
_ By Cynthia Burke
Magic Bags and Forgotten Princesses
_ By Ken Goldman
Squirrels
_ By Benjamin Buchholz

Poetry
Baking Bread and Other Subtleties
_ By Leland Jamieson
Corpus Christi
_ By Taylor Collier
Early Cold
_ By Yvette A. Schnoeker-Shorb
Ekphrasis at the Mall
_ By James Owens
Games In Your Uncle's Den
_ By Robin Stratton
My Spanish Rose
_ By Jose Rivera
Northern Lights, Southern Soul
_ By E.F. Kramer
Posted on Fifth Avenue
_ By J.R. Salling
Sirens
_ By Naiya Wright
Summer Sojourn
_ By Cheryl Butterweck-Bucher
The Himalayan Sunset
_ By Rohith Sundararaman
Time Decays, Clots
_ By Kristine Ong Muslim
Turn
_ By Terrance Schaefer
Where You Rest
_ By Stephanie N. Barnes

Art & Photography
Bissan Alhussein
_ Paintings
E.W. Hung
_ Photography
Papa Osmubal
_ Drawings
Linda Pakkas
_ Drawings
Anastasiya Tarasenko
_ Paintings
Filip Wierzbicki
_ Paintings and Digital Photography
Nancy Xu
_ Paintings and Drawings

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Northern Lights, Southern Soul
By E.F. Kramer


May the Northern lights
kiss me awake
and sunbeams bathe me to sleep.

May I always run
on a rhythm and timetable
uniquely my own.

May I ski sand dunes in summer,
dip skinny in winter,
and do the opposite Down Under.

May the words inappropriate
foolish, selfish, unwise
dysfunctional

Be transmuted
when they leave
the lips of my critics.

And become the muse
which honors
my irrepressible soul.

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E. F. KRAMER received her bachelor's from Avila College, MBA from Pepperdine University, and currently resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She has received three honorable mentions for poetry from Southwest Manuscripters in annual poetry contests, first prize in 2006 and third prize in 2005. Her flash fiction, "Crazy," appeared in Apollo's Lyre in July 2006. She has been a featured poet at Summer Studios Arts Academy.

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