Mariel Boyarsky
is graduating high school this June and will be attending Vassar College in the fall. She has received awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and the Anne Arlys Bowler Poetry Contest. She can be contacted at

Michael J. Cunningham
lives in California and is a retired school teacher. His story in this issue represents the first submission he has ever made to a literary journal. He can be reached at

Catherine B. Hamilton's
work has appeared in flashquake and Michael Wilson's book, Flash Writing. You may write to her at

Maxi Hellweger,
whose artwork accompanies a pair of stories in this issue, feels at home most in Hamburg, Zurich, Vienna and Capetown. To see more of his work, visit his web site at

B. J. Hollars,
a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, attends Knox College. He is organizational editor for his school’s literary magazine, Catch, and discourse editor for the college paper. He is attempting to write a short story every day and they can be found at B.J. can be contacted at