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Issue 10 Contributors 

CATHY ALLMAN was born in Southern Illinois, and the influence of this region is evident in her writing. Previous publication credits include: The History of Game Theory Volume I: From the Beginnings to 1945; and Women of Value: Feminist Essays on the History of Women in Economics, 
among others. Mary can be followed on twitter @maryanndimand and facebook. //MEMORY lOSS, A WALK IN THE PARK

JASON BOLING is a member of the Writers’ League of Texas. He writes short fiction and poetry using the pen name Jon Fotch. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Avatar Review, BoomerLitMag, Carbon Culture Review, Euphony Journal, Green Hills Literary Lantern, MendaCity Review, Mudlark, and Whistling Shade. Jason can be found on Instagram @jon.fotch or his site, jonfotch.com. //TROY, PG

HUNTER BOONE is an agent provocateur, private investigator and poet who lives and works in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His work has appeared in Ink Pantry, The Opiate Magazine, Rougarou, Projected Letters, Former People and others. For fun and amusement he enjoys dressing up as a member of the Deep State. //ME AND DOROTHEA AND THE ROCKET WHEEL, PG

NICHOLAS D'ANGELO was born and raised in Newark, NJ. He received an M.F.A from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. He creates work in a variety of media including graphic design, painting, mixed media, film, and poetry. Currently, D'Angelo teaches Digital Design at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He resides in West Orange, NJ. // CLEAR SKY, PG , STORM FRONT, PG

WILLIAM J. JOEL All things are connected. That's the premise of what William J. Joel does. Each of Mr. Joel's interests informs each other. Mr. Joel has been teaching computer science since 1983 and has been a poet even longer. His poems have appeared in Common Ground Review, DASH Literary Journal, and The Blend. // ONE MORE STEP, PG , LITTLE THINGS, PG

DANYAL KIM lives in Chicago, where he works at an office job with a government agency by day and writes poetry by night. He will occasionally share his poetry at open mics. His poems have shown up in a few publications such as Collective Unrest and Apricity. IG: danyal.kim //MEANDERING SOUL, PG , DON'T TALK TO ME PG , CONFESSION OF A MUSLIM APOSTATE, PG

ANDREW LAFLECHE is an award-winning poet and author of No Diplomacy; Shameless; Ashes; A Pardonable Offence; One Hundred Little Victories; On Writing; Merica, Merica on the Wall; and After I Turn into Alcohol. He is editor of Gravitas Poetry. Lafleche served as an infantry soldier from 2007 to 2014. He earned an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Gloucestershire. Follow @AndrewLafleche on Twitter or visit AndrewLafleche.com for more information. //THE CABIN, PG

DS MAOLALAI has been nominated twice for Best of the Web and twice for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, "Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden" (Encircle Press, 2016) and "Sad Havoc Among the Birds" (Turas Press, 2019) //THE SUICIDE PG 


VICTOR MARRERO received his law degree from Yale Law School. He is now semi-retired from a career as an attorney and public official. He enjoys reading classic literature and history. "Prophecy" and "Disintegration of Stars" were first published in The Opiate in their Volume 18, 2019 issue. //PROPHECY PG , DISINTEGRATION OF STARS, PG

BABOK MOVAHED works as a vice principal at small private school in Los Angeles. His affinity for reading and writing drove him to pursue a Master's degree in American literature. Since receiving his degree and working in academia, he spends much of his leisure time immersed in a book or writing stories, and he hopes to one day get his novel published. //SAM AND MIRANDA, PG

JAMIE RYDER is a short story writer based in Manchester, England. He has a Masters in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University and his short stories and poetry have been featured by Hyperion and Theia, Colp, Liquid Imagination, EastLit Magazine, Eternal Haunted Summer and more. You can also find him rambling about comics on his pop culture website thecomicvault.wordpress.com. Twitter: _jamie_ryder, instagram: thecomicvaultuk //KAYFABE ISN'T DEAD, PG

ABIGAIL WARREN's work has appeared in over 30 literary magazines, including Tampa Review, Mantis, Crack the Spine, Big Muddy, Stonecoast Review, Delmarva Review, and others, as well as in the anthology 30 Poems in November. Her essays have been published in Huffington Post, and SALON. //THE WEDDING RECEPTION PG , DECOMPOSED ORGANIC MATTER, PG

CAT WYATT Intuitive, colorful, prolific storyteller and an eccentric free spirit, Cat Wyatt has drawn from experiences placing her in the right place, right time and wrong place at the wrong time. Mother, grandmother, friend, her stories show “slice of life” adventures with a sly sense of humor. She has never turned down a new adventure including sailing, racing, living on sailboats on the Columbia River, San Francisco Bay, Mexico and Florida Cays. Published in several periodicals including Dunes Review, Penmen Review, MARY, Good Works Review and Whimper Bang. Cat studied under Pam Houston, Richard Bausch, Steve Almond, Luis Alberto Urrea at renown Tomales Bay and Chautauqua Writers Workshops. She’s worked with nonprofits, the American Red Cross, law enforcement and as a trauma intervention specialist with ski patrols, police and fire bureaus. Living in Anchorage, Alaska, with her husband and adopted cats— she can still see the water. // CA-CHING, CLINK CLINK CLINK, PG