Books and music lead to more books and music. New releases refer to past ones, famous and obscure. Genres cross over, involving similar concepts, tropes, devices. (Song)Writers lift, pay tribute, re-imagine, claim as their own and take it a step further in the name of compelling art. Pick up the trail and we end up making extraordinary connections. Welcome to Connection Degree Three … The Road… Requiem For A Dream… Mustaine: A Life In Metal. Three grueling stories involving characters who go to hell and back in search of sunlight and redemption, desperate for a chance to make something of … Continue reading ON THE ROAD TO REVELATION

Thomas Elson

Thomas Elson’s stories have been published in numerous venues, including Ellipsis, Better Than Starbucks, The Cabinet of Heed, Flash Frontier, Short Édition, Journal of Expressive Writing, Dead Mule School, The Selkie, The New Ulster, The Lampeter, and Adelaide. He divides his time between Northern California and Western Kansas.    Sarah’s Laughter When you looked me in the eye, and, without blinking, told me it was over, I, as a friend, stopped being concerned. Even though, as a man, I worried about finagling the whole thing all these years. But, as a priest, I am alert to lies. A major part of my job description is … Continue reading Thomas Elson

Ben Crook & Tim Law

Ben Crook and Tim Law we’re perfect strangers until early in the nineties when they discovered they had so much in common they could have been brothers. They made it official when they decided to marry sisters in 2003. Now the brothers spend many an hour playing board games, dungeons and dragons and board games about dungeons and dragons. Worst Birthday Ever is their first story to be published that they have written together. Worst Birthday Ever Stan makes his way down the pet food aisle of his local supermarket, he stares blankly at the canary seed for long moments … Continue reading Ben Crook & Tim Law

Mehreen Ahmed

Mehreen Ahmed is widely published and critically acclaimed by Midwest Book Review, The Wild Atlantic Book Club, DD Magazine to name a few. A winner in The Waterloo Short Story Competition, her short stories are Shortlisted in Cogito Literary Magazine Contest, a Finalist in the Fourth Adelaide Literary Award Contest, and winner in Cabinet of Heed stream-of-consciousness challenge. Her works are Three-time nominated for The Best of the Net Awards, nominated for the Pushcart Prize Award,Two-time nominated for Aurealis Awards. Her book is an announced Drunken Druid’s Editor’s Choice. The Handmaiden Eliza stood in front of her bathroom mirror and … Continue reading Mehreen Ahmed

Chris Butler

Chris Butler, also known as Antichris and the Illiterate Poet, has published 11 books of poetry by the ripe old age of 35, when the apple cheers begin to drop their rotten bounty. His latest books, DOOMER published by Ethel, and Hi, my name is anonymous published by Alien Buddha Press, both of which were scheduled for release in October 2021. He also published a collaborative book of poetics with Dr. Randall Rogers, entitled DEAD BEATS (2020). He is also the co-editor of The Beatnik Cowboy literary journal. I have not dreamt in thirty years…   then last night in my sleep my mind had a nervous breakdown. It only … Continue reading Chris Butler

Martin Ijir

Martin Ijir is a social entrepreneur, teacher, mystic, poet, social & right activist, editor, humanist and thinker. His voice had appeared in ANA Review, LangLit Journal, Rock Pebbles Journal, Azahar Spanish Magazine, Arcs Prose-Poetry Magazine,  Amritanjali Quarterly Journal among others. He is the author of the Vulture and Eeries of Silence. Winner of 2020 Arcs Prose Poetry Award, a finalist of Sentieri diversi Associazione Culturale Poetry Prize, winning  premio internationazione d’honore in 2018 and 2019, Italy. He loves walking, meditative prayer and music apart from writing. He lives in Karu, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. funeral vault See how oblique her shape … Continue reading Martin Ijir

Kavita Sarin

Intro An educator who has made a place for herself in the hearts of her students and considers herself blessed for having been given the opportunity to work with children, Ms. Kavita Sarin has a rich reservoir of experience in the fields of advertising, editing and publishing. A poet at heart, she spends her days teaching English, training students for various competitions and occupies a large part of her day with writing poems. A committed family ‘man’, so to say, she follows her heart and yearns to fulfil the dreams that her family has had of and for her. Snapshots Deep … Continue reading Kavita Sarin

Sultana Raza

Sultana Raza has an MA in English Literature. Her creative non-fiction has appeared in Literary Ladies Guides, Literary Yard, countercurrents.org, Litro, impspired, Gnarled Oak, and A Beautiful Space. Her 100+ articles (on art, theatre, film, and humanitarian issues) have appeared in English and French. An independent scholar, Sultana Raza has presented many papers related to Romanticism (Keats) and Fantasy (Tolkien) in international conferences. Infer-Know Tours Dear Hattee, Would have written earlier, but for the pesky mosquitoes. Apparently, it is not enough that their brethren screw up their noses at the low quality of blood to be found under my browned skin, and find it beneath … Continue reading Sultana Raza

David Estringel

David Estringel is a writer/poet with works published in literary publications, such as The Opiate, Azahares, Cephalopress, North Meridian Review, Poetry Ni, DREICH, Horror Sleaze Trash, and The Blue Nib. His first collection of poetry and short fiction Indelible Fingerprints was published April 2019, followed by three poetry chapbooks, Punctures (2019), PeripherieS (2020), and Eating Pears on the Rooftop (coming 2022). His new book of micro poetry little punctures, a collaboration with UK illustrator and artist, Luca Bowles, will be released in 2022 by Really Serious Literature. Follow David on Twitter @The_Booky_Man and his website www.davidaestringel.com  Fireflies (originally published at Lothlorien Poetry Journal) Quiet starfalls, sprinkled from God’s … Continue reading David Estringel

Aminath Neena

Aminath Neena is an English lecturer from the picturesque archipelago nation of the Maldives. Currently, she works at, The Maldives National University. An avid lover of words, poetry is a hobby closest to her heart. Her poems usually revolve around themes such as love, relationships, spirituality, society, human rights and global issues. According to her, poetry is the gateway to spirituality because it resonates purity like no other. Among her achievements include having her poem featured in ‘Words And Music’, a programme on BBC Radio. She believes her writings to be a reflection of her thoughts, her feelings and her … Continue reading Aminath Neena