Trees are flowering & fruit will come, and this one’s about the apples, yeah, and a lot more than the apples, all the prickly knobs and poisonous seeds between us and the apples. Here’s Asa Montgomery’s “The Apples of Maine: A Compilation of the Historical, Physical and Cultural Characteristics of Apples Known to Have Been Grown in the State of Maine” —
…And now a phantasmagoriad of flash creative nonfiction, one of which we nominated for a Pushcart last year, Stephanie Dickinson’s “Big-Headed Anna Making Soap” and “Big-Headed Anna Fears the Parish Sheriff Coming for Her Make-Believe Baby“:
After a dry season a wet one, after a cool season a hot — we have some seasons, mix-and-match, take your pick, ’round ‘yere. Our thanks to Ana Arredondo for sending us this big-contrast essay, which we nominated for a Pushcart this year, “Wild Silent Drums“:
PS – We’re still open for submissions of writing & art for an issue to feature women & genderqueer (broadly construed) creators, on any subject, in any style. Surprise us!