Darrell J. Wiens

Darrell J. Wiens is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Northern Iowa, now living and writing short stories in Kansas City, Missouri.  A newcomer, he loves to create stories that involve believable characters involved in college life, long distance running, coming of age, travels in Spain, bicycle touring, biological research, and social issues.  An award-winning teacher, researcher, and mentor, he is author of 27 scientific papers and 53 research presentations, most co-authored with students from his laboratory.  He is a pacifist Mennonite who enjoys cooking, tinkering with hot rods, bicycling, choral singing and discussions of books and stories. … Continue reading Darrell J. Wiens

Scott Waters

Scott Waters lives in Oakland, California with his wife and son.  He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.  Scott has published previously in Impspired, Main Street Rag, Better Than Starbucks, The Blue Nib, The Pacific Review, Loch Raven Review, Adelaide, A New Ulster, The Courtship of Winds, Scarlet Leaf Review, and many other journals.  Scott’s first chapbook, Arks, was published in 2021 by Selcouth Station, and his poem “I Could Be Anybody” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Real Once the thought crosses your mind that a bot may have written this poem you begin to question … Continue reading Scott Waters

John Sheirer

John Sheirer lives in Western Massachusetts and is in his 30th year of teaching at Asnuntuck Community College in Northern Connecticut where he edits Freshwater Literary Journal (submission welcome). His work has appeared recently in Five Minutes, Wilderness House Literary Review, Meat for Tea, Poppy Road Review, Synkroniciti, Otherwise Engaged, 10 By 10 Flash Fiction, The Journal of Radical Wonder, Scribes*MICRO*Fiction, and Goldenrod Review. His latest book is Stumbling Through Adulthood: Linked Stories. Find him at JohnSheirer.com. Canine Abyss “Canine-abis!” Roger insisted. “I’m serious, man!” “I can see that,” Finny replied. Roger drained the remains of his beer in one … Continue reading John Sheirer

Keith E. Sparks Jr.

Keith E. Sparks Jr. has been writing from a young age. He has had his work published in various literary journals and magazines and has been nominated for the Pushcart Poetry Prize. More recently he has published multiple collections of poetry including a Compilation Collection of four separate book releases gathered together titled “Gathering Dust”  with his most recent release being “Shadowfall,” a collection of Dark Shakespearian Sonnets. Keith is the creator and former editor of Open Skies Quarterly, digital and print publications dedicated to poetic voices. Keith resides in West Virginia with his wife and three children whom are … Continue reading Keith E. Sparks Jr.

Nolo Segundo

Nolo Segundo, pen name of L.J. Carber, 75, in his 8th decade became published in over 130 literary journals in the U.S., England, Canada, Romania, Scotland, India, Australia, Portugal, Hong Kong, Sweden, and Turkey, and in 3 trade book collections: The Enormity of Existence [2020], Of Ether and Earth [2021] & Soul songs [2022] . Recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2022, he’s a retired teacher [America, Japan, Taiwan, Cambodia] who’s been married 43 years to a smart and beautiful Taiwanese woman. AFTER COSTCO, BEFORE UKRAINE You saw the lines weren’t too long so you went for the gas first— … Continue reading Nolo Segundo

Jeremy Boyce

Jeremy Boyce lives in the south of France, working in a variety of fields including French – English translation/re-writing, authoring three instruction books about Kitesurfing and Power Kiting, in addition to many years of experience writing copy for press promo, marketing and sales in the music, leisure sports and tourism industries. More recently he’s ventured into creative work, some flash fiction singles and series, short stories, concrete poetry… Don’t try following him on social media, he’s not there ! Just read his stuff where you find it, starting right here, right now.   Impression1 1 – Waffles Tables slanting, chairs … Continue reading Jeremy Boyce

Kay Watkins

Kay Watkins is a deaf writer in her 60’s and retired from doing occupational therapy for 40 years. Cochlear implants have enabled her to enjoy hearing sounds, especially birds which she also loves watching. Kay loves music, nature, all forms of art & especially enjoys combining photography and poetry. She has an amazing family and husband she has been with over a decade who has helped her with her new journey in the hearing world. You can find out more about that journey in a short documentary called “KAY” in AdamGundersheimer.com under his directing section.“Thank you for sharing my journey with me!” … Continue reading Kay Watkins

Joseph Clegg

Joseph Clegg’s fiction and poetry have been published by Confluence, Avatar Review, Potato Soup Journal and Bandit Fiction, and he writes about jazz and hip hop for BRICK. He is co-organiser of two literary critique groups and can be found on Instagram @cleggjjg.  CLOSING DOWN FOR THE END OF THE SEASON Tonight at the pier, the secret gig that never was. We roam through fringes of high-rise, last reach before the eastern blue. Gales chase us down the front, trailers and tanks moving outwards. We follow graffiti directions. Our only forwards is back. Pat Scurr from the Bay, eighty-plus, familiar … Continue reading Joseph Clegg

Peter Lingard

Peter Lingard, born a Brit, laboured in a large dairy, served in the Royal Marines, was an accountant, a barman and a farm worker.  He once lived in the US where he owned a freight forwarding business.  An Aussie now because the sun frequently shines and the natives communicate in English. The Party Lofty wanted to throw a party at his house while his parents and young sister were away. However, there was a price of admission for his best friends. His girlfriend Sue, Valery, Julie, Taff and I had to help map everything in every downstairs room to the … Continue reading Peter Lingard

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott is a native of Fredericton, NB. During his time as an active poet, Andrew Scott has taken the time to speak in front of classrooms, judge poetry competitions, and have over 200 hundred writings published worldwide in such publications as The Art of Being Human, Battered Shadows and The Broken Ones. Andrew Scott has published multiple poetry books, Snake with A Flower, The Phoenix Has Risen, The Path, The Storm Is Coming, Whispers of the Calm, Searching and Letter To You, a novella, Redemption Avenue anda book of photography, Through My Eyes. A Walk Through Time is Andrew … Continue reading Andrew Scott