Name Sake

by Bruce McRae The usual nightmares and daydreams…Hearing about a man who named his childrenafter seasons and days of the week.Calling Winter home from the fields.Warning Tuesday about the consequences of bad decisions.Sending Saturday in search of Spring. What affect, naming your offspring Jupiter Junebugor Moonbeam or Meadow McMeadow?Traffic cops eyeballing your license without mercy.CoevalsContinue reading “Name Sake”

Children of Chaos

by Bruce McRae Autumn’s meiosis, summer in algor mortis,cooling perceptibly, thermodynamics’ second law in gear.Post equinox attrition and the shift down into stasis.Because you can’t just keep on living.It would become deathly dull, you’d start to smell,immortality hinting at ‘senescent indignities’,whichever side of death’s door you’re standing on,whether heavenbound or pickled in medicinal brine. ThisContinue reading “Children of Chaos”

Red Veil

by Bruce McRae From the White House to the outhouse.From the wasteland to the Holy Land,and all points in between.Behind the fugitive moon, defying symmetry.On a path through the dappled forest,leading from the whorehouse to the slaughterhouse,blood on our shoes and in our eyes,blood under our fingernails,its red veil shadowing our faceswhile the angels comeContinue reading “Red Veil”

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”