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     Virginia Barrett’s work has most recently appeared, or is forthcoming in The Writer’s Chronicle, Narrative,  Poetry of Resistance (University of Arizona Press), New Mexico Review, and Forage.  She received a 2017 writer’s residency grant from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of Taos, NM.
     Her chapbook, Stars By Any Other Name, was a semi-finalist for the Frost Place Chapbook Competition sponsored by Bull City Press, 2017. She holds an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco and a MAT in Art from Rhode Island School of Design.

Story: The Board

Virginia Berrett

     is an author, Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master-Teacher, Graduate Program Director, and owner of Seven Sacred Breaths Integrative Healing. 

     After writing Watercharms: Ocean-Reiki Meditations for Clearing, Clarity, and Healing and Academic Apartheid, an anthology on classism in higher education, she has returned to her original love and is working on her young adult Hidden Angel book series. Stop by and say hello at

Story: Fat Girl Floats


     Justin Zipprich is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Las Vegas. He is an admirer of the written word and the amazing worlds that these words create. Although he loves his blogging work, his true passion will always be the world of fiction. He has written a multitude of short stories, numerous full-length screenplays and is currently working on his debut novel. 

        He is proud to have had his previous work published by Necrology Shorts, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Fiction and Verse and Whisperings Magazine. He was a co-writer of two short story anthologies: Transfusions and Dark Light: Book Three. He has also received several nominations for his screenwriting efforts. 

Story: Hanger Nade

Justin Zipprich

Jon Moray has been writing short stories for over seven years and his work has appeared in several online and print markets. When not writing or cheering on his favorite sports teams, he enjoys spending quality time with his beloved wife, children, and pet beagle. He also enjoys running, basketball, and being by the ocean; preferably on a cruise. 

Story: Hot Peas and Butter

Jon Moray

Terry Sanville lives in San Luis Obispo, California with his artist-poet wife (his in-house editor) and one plump cat (his in-house critic). He writes full time, producing short stories, essays, poems, and novels. Since 2005, his short stories have been accepted by more than 190 literary and commercial journals, magazines, and anthologies including The Potomac Review, The Bitter Oleander, Shenandoah, and Conclave: A Journal of Character. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his story “The Sweeper.” Terry is a retired urban planner and an accomplished jazz and blues guitarist – who once played with a symphony orchestra backing up jazz legend George Shearing.

Story: Old Generals

Terry Sanville

Holly Schofield travels through time at the rate of one second per second, oscillating between the alternate realities of city and country life. Her short stories have appeared in Analog, Lightspeed, Escape Pod, and many other publications throughout the world. Find her at and

Story: Slippery Slope

Holly Schofield

     Katharine Benelli Coggeshall is an independent author, scientist, certified personal trainer, and mother of 3. In her spare time...oh wait, she doesn't have spare time! 
     Katharine has been published by Blue Mountain Arts, Adelaide Literary Magazine, and Inklings Publishing Group. She has also self-published several self help books.
     Obsessed with chocolate and her Bengal cat, Katharine lives a simple life in the mountains of New Mexico, hiking, writing, and playing with her children.

Story: Take Back Power

Katharine Benelli Coggeshall

Rosanne Trost, R.N. M.P.H is a retired nurse living in Houston, Texas. She spent most of her career in oncology research. Since retirement, she has developed a passion for creative writing.

Story: Walking Away

Rosanne Trost

Thea Schiller has been published in many small literary magazines.  Her poem, “Sarah” was the Orchard Prize winner from the University of Wisconsin’s literary magazine, Furrow. Her poetry book, Blue Morning River: a Poetry Collection was published in 2016.  Currently, two of her poems were chosen for the Writing on the Walls project from The Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art, Peekskill, N.Y.    She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing, and two Masters’ degrees in Education and Counseling.

Story: In the School Yard

Thea Schiller

is the founder and CEO of Inklings Publishing.  She is also currently serving as CEO of the Houston Writers Guild, a local nonprofit organization. She began her career as a foreign correspondent, taught for 15 years in Alief ISD, and is a full-time Realtor in Houston. She has published numerous short stories, two children's picture books, a couple poems, and is excited about the upcoming release of her debut novel, United Vidden, which will be book one in her Jornian Chronicles Series.  Follow Fern's writing at:

Story: Dragonfly

Fern Brady A.K.A Lady Nefari Ydarb