Beholden Love Song

by Gabriel Sebastian and so I must be cursed              no clear dream days              no honey sun moorings              no ant strength feats (no rubber tree plants)I’m fool enough to think of them soft time, viscous and heavy              sing violent chance     untempered melodies              for the love                            I’ll endure              for her love                            I endure and so I must be charmed              blunt excitations              frozen flowers              still life              and I’m bound for herContinue reading “Beholden Love Song”

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.

Letter from the Editor

Greetings dear reader! Welcome once again to confetti. I am pleased to invite you to our third edition of confetti, our Spring issue. This edition was gleaned from a growing number of submissions, the most we’ve had to date! The selection becomes more difficult, more debated, and I believe more successful as the quality ofContinue reading “Letter from the Editor”

Marici, Endowed with Light on Summer Solstice

In summer sun worshipperslay body sacrifice ongravel glassby the ruptured sea.Serious meditations on fertility.Thirsty looks on virgin souls. Meanwhile, clockwork town grinds to a halt.Something’s wrong.Shopkeeps take to stoops.Gutters run dry. Three magicians ride into town like old time western outlaws.They wage silent combat on soft apprentices,practice forbidden incantations.Who’s quicker on the draw?A contest ofContinue reading “Marici, Endowed with Light on Summer Solstice”

Spring 2021 Edition

We are pleased to announce our Spring 2021 edition of confetti. CONTRIBUTORS Fiction by:  J.P.J. Fox, Janet Garber, Sheldon Hanner, Judy Voss, Patricia Young Non-fiction by:  Buddy Matt Coughlin Poetry by:  Mary Coughlin, Andrew Crellin, Lisa O’Neil Guerci, margie merek, Thea Schiller, Katharine Schulz, Gabriel Sebastian See the full Table of Contents

Wait, Wait

don’t waitfat old sun don’t know hastehe moves with cosmic graceno guile in purposeno hateand we only fool ourselves with now and never don’t wait while cicadas burst the crusty earthdon’t wait for whales to roll on sandy shoalsimpotent onlookers litter their resting place don’t wait for green don’t wait for automate – shun easeContinue reading “Wait, Wait”

An Embarrassment of Riches

Greetings dear reader! Welcome once again to confetti. For this edition, our fourth issue, we found ourselves reading one engaging and well written story after another and facing the challenge of choosing publish-worthy pieces. Of the more than one hundred poems submitted this time around, each was beautiful or provocative or eloquent in its ownContinue reading “An Embarrassment of Riches”

Letter from the Editor

Greetings dear reader! Welcome once again to confetti. Our second issue comes to you provocative and bustling. We experienced joy and surprise at the number of submissions – not only from our own writers’ group members and local talent, but also a bounty of international submissions. So, this edition brings stories and poems from aroundContinue reading “Letter from the Editor”

Letter from the Editor

Dear Reader, Welcome to the first ever issue of confetti online literary magazine. Nine years ago, with the blessing of Somers Library, I began a small peer review writers group, the Westchester Writers Workshop. Over the years, more than 100 members have passed through the group, sharing stories, poems, memoirs and the quick camaraderie ofContinue reading “Letter from the Editor”

A New Collection of Eclectic Expressions

Greetings dear reader! Welcome once again to confetti. For this edition, our fifth installment, we trundle out of semi-winter blinking and peeking toward a bright, new Spring.  Time once again for poetry, prose, plays and stories. Contained within our digital pages is a new collection of eclectic expressions.  Poems, fictions, and some new feature articlesContinue reading “A New Collection of Eclectic Expressions”