Not Longer Than Smoke

by Arik Mitra The dead grass,a lost towel hangs upon a namelessrailing.Two bamboo ladders go up to thelight-posts,competing to reach up to dimorange light.A pressure cooker hisses forth;Announcements happenof distant sighs — of the not-havingsof life.Ambition fails to suffer in silence;yet their names do not live longerthan smoke. © 2021 Arik Mitra  All rights reserved. Click or tap hereContinue reading “Not Longer Than Smoke”

Café

by Arik Mitra The doors of the café don’tspeak to me now.‘Twas not an invitation when we usedto glance at each other back in the day.There was no smell of coffee, no losttraces of acquaintance,just a glance, that liststhe turmoil betweenfurniture space, andlingering ripples inside my head. © 2021 Arik Mitra  All rights reserved. Click or tap here toContinue reading “Café”

Fall 2021 Edition

We are pleased to announce our Fall 2021 edition of confetti. CONTRIBUTORS Fiction by:  Subrata Das, J.P.J. Fox, Christina Hoag, Mark Jabaut, Richard Natale, Niles Reddick, Daniel Tarker, Judy Voss, Patricia Walkow Non-fiction by:  Barbara Alfaro Poetry by:  Dee Allen, John Carew, Maid Čorbić, Joseph A Farina, Shaswata Gangopadhyay, Norbert Góra, John Grey, Lisa O’Neil Guerci, LaVern Spencer McCarthy, Joan McNerney, Bruce McRae, Arik Mitra, P. Muralidharan, Katharine Schulz, Gabriel Sebastian Play by:  Dave Patton See the full Table of Contents.

Writer Profiles M–O

listed alphabetically by last name Terry John Malik      When Terry retired after practicing law for thirty years, his wife implored, “Don’t sit around the house. Write a damn book.” So he did—The Bricklayer of Albany Park. Its awards include Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal; Winner – Mystery/Thriller by M.I.P.A.; and Silver Falchion Award 2018 Finalist byContinue reading “Writer Profiles M–O”