“Intruder in the Mist” by John Grey

“Intruder in the Mist” by John Grey

“Intruder in the Mist” written by John Grey and read by Emma Nakopoulos Winner of the 2021 Halloween Contest Darkness holds up its mirror. My harsh reflectionAccentuates how much the parting day conceals,But evening, for all its stone-blindness, reveals;The true face within, malevolent complexionSuspended in ebony, a dire confectionOf harpy, leech, demon, monster, the grim …

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“Fairy Godmother” by Brynn Lietuvnikas

“Fairy Godmother” by Brynn Lietuvnikas

           Click here to listen to an audio recording of this story, read by Colby Halterman! This story is a runner-up in the 2021 Halloween Contest.            I looked up from my Romeo and Juliet annotations. My lips pursed and wiggled around, irritated. “Now I have mixed feelings.” “About what?” Dad asked from beside me, …

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“Rushing the Season” by Sarah Henry

“Rushing the Season” by Sarah Henry

Rushing the Season written by Sarah Henry and read by Emma Nakopoulos Runner-up in the 2021 Halloween Contest Last Halloween, a man wearing a Santa costume came to my porchfor trick-or-treating.He had a big packon his shoulder.The timing of hisvisit surprised me.It wasn’t close tothe merry season. “Happy Halloween!”I greeted himand offered a barof dark …

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Halloween contest winners

Halloween contest winners

We are pleased to present the following two runners-up in our Halloween contest: “Rushing the Season” written by Sarah Henry and “The Fairy Godmother” written by Brynn Lietuvnikas And the winner of our Halloween contest is… “Intruder in the Mist” by John Grey We will publish “Rushing the Season” on Friday, October 29th and “The …

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Candles – Alaina Conaway

Candles – Alaina Conaway

When I was young, I wasn’t allowed to light candles. My father would warn me that the wax would be too hot or the glowing flame could burn my fingers; instead, he lit the wick. In only a matter of seconds, it would begin to melt and I’d sit mesmerized by the delicate drips. As …

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Innocent Author – Laura Jeu

Innocent Author – Laura Jeu

I have not failed at being a writer. The implication of failure conveys a lie:A series of accomplishments required to be a writerRather than an identity of which I cannot be stripped. Like a virgin who slyly knowsHow she craves to ride the waveOf tremors that send shockwavesFrom her stomach to her knees,I compose these …

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“Carmen’s Hearts” by Gretchen Miller

“Carmen’s Hearts” by Gretchen Miller

Author Bio: Gretchen Miller is a Therapeutic Art/Life Coach currently residing in Frederick MD.  Gretchen received her Bachelors (1993) and Masters (1995) of Fine Art from Rochester Institute of Technology.  Gretchen has worked in the Arts and Design Field her entire life. Before moving to MD she had a successful Art Studio in Boston MA …

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