1. "Last Stand at Catesby’s Books" by Andrew Bryant
Bobby had been homeless and looking for a job when she wandered into the shop one day and began arguing with a customer about the domestic situation of the Brontë sisters.
2. "The Revenant Threat" by R. Crowle Gray
Tristan spotted something on Darwin’s wrist as he withdrew it. “Did you get a tattoo?”
3. "All’s Safe" by Joseph C. Romano
While the prayer book might comfort him, out here, batteries would have been more useful.
4. "Bounded in a Nutshell" by Mary A. Turzillo
People thought if you wrestled little boys they would break, and if you hugged them they would get germs.
5. "Green Child" by Amber E. Scott
“We’ll be leaving soon, Green Child. We’ve already begun packing up, as have the neighbours. There’s no sense in you risking yourself, too.”
6. "Intentions" by Howie Erickson
She loosened the drawstrings and stuck her hand into the bag. She withdrew the first card; it was the five of diamonds.
7. "Autumn Diaries" Poetry by Rebecca Lilly
1. "The “L” Word" Editorial by Diane L. Walton
2. "The Heroic Storyteller" Author Interview by Roberta Laurie
3. "Ashley Mackenzie" Artist Interview by Cat McDonald
about our contributors
Andrew Bryant was born in Bridgend, Wales. He now lives in Burlington, Ontario. Previous publications include: Poetry Wales, Blood + Aphorisms, Prism international and Existere. The short story ‘Wrenning Day’ appeared in On Spec number 78.
Howie Erickson lives in Calgary with his wife Lorraine and their dog, Sophie. He has been actively involved in the Calgary writing community for a number of years and recently served on the board of the Alexandra Witters’ Centre Society, a society that provides training and support for Calgary writers. He hopes to have his first novel, The Bloodline Artifacts, published this year.
R. Crowle Gray lives in Edmonton where he works as a news editor and writer. He is married and, together, he and his wife have a greyhound, whom he occasionally walks. He also produces his own online comic strip, All’s Fair In Love, at allsfairinlove.ca.
Roberta Laurie won her first writing competition when she was 17, and she’s been writing ever since. She has been published in three anthologies and is co-editing a fourth, Snapshots of Stony Plain: A Writers’ Landscape, due to be released this year. Roberta has written for several magazines including WestWord and Yoga Bridge. You can learn more about Roberta by visiting her website at www.creativewhispers.ca.
Rebecca Lilly works as a writer and has published two collections of poems: You Want To Sell Me a Small Antique (Gibbs Smith) and Shadwell Hills (Birch Brook Press). Her author’s website is RebeccaLilly.com.
Joseph C. Romano’s fiction has appeared in Midnight Gallery, Dark Moon Rising, Dreams & Visions, and MindFlights.
Amber E. Scott is a Canadian writer who works mainly in the roleplaying game industry. Her latest works include Halflings of Golarion and Rival Guide, both by Paizo Publishing. Amber lives in Edmonton with her husband, Jason, and their two cats, Dabu and ZugZug.
Mary A. Turzillo’s novel An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl and Nebula Award-winning novelette “Mars Is No Place for Children” are recommended reading on the International Space Station. She has been nominated for the Rhysling, the British Science Fiction Association Award, and the Pushcart. Her latest book is Lovers & Killers (Dark Regions 2012).
In Upcoming Issues
Brent Knowles, Adria Laycraft, Tony Pi, Harding Young, Marissa Lingen, Alec Austin, Brandon Crilly, Kevin Harkness, Krista D. Ball, another instalment of “The Last Division” story and more!