May 2022 Issue

MOON SHINE

The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness,
but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.
-Shannon Alder


COLD MOON SPEAKS

POETRY

This world wouldn’t be
without the moon.

BY DIANE SAHMS-GUARNIERI

MISSING MOON

POETRY

A poem on the night the moon was missing.

BY DEE ALLEN

WOMAN IN THE WOOD

SHORT STORY

This is a Grimms’ fairytale style story about a young woman who enters a mysterious wood, never to come out again. She bonds with an intelligent tree and is happy until the next person enters — a man with an axe.

BY JOSHUA KEPFER

WITH MOONLIGHT FOR COMPANY

POETRY

I sit at the typewriter
fortunate to be at peace…

BY RP VERLAINE

THE NIGHT WE MET

FLASH FICTION

This is the story of the night the sea fell in love with the moon. The sea is remembering the time they met their love, the moon, and how they began to reach for her every night (the tides). The Moonflowers mentioned in the story are actually a real flower known as Beach Moonflowers, and bloom primarily at night.

BY LILY INMAN

THE MOON’S EYE

FLASH FICTION

A surreal flash fiction piece about the moon as an eye and as a voyeur. Do you like her gaze? Why does it never wander?

BY ADRIANA BELTRANO


DANCING FOR THE MOON
A STARRY REPAST
ODE TO FLOWERS

POETRY

These poems speak of different aspects of my relationship to the moon and my love for flowers.

BY CAROL ALENA ARONOFF


HEAVENLY BATHING

POETRY

A poem of the night’s magic … flowers and eclipses …

BY LORRAINE CAPUTO


PRISONER OF THE PILLS

SHORT STORY

She has been the carer for her parents, and now that they are both gone, she is left with no direction in her life, fighting with depression, and guilt. Her life can start again, but only if she can conquer her demons.

BY DEBBIE HEWSON


THE MOOON AND OTHER THINGS

SHORT STORY

A story of coming of age in outback Australia and the realization the moon doesn’t have a south side.

BY ELIZABETH ROBYN STANTON


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