spied her

by margie marek Artemisiareached her acmelong afterAthenalost the weave-offto Arachne. Full of rage,green with envy,Athenadestroyed Arachne’s loomthrew her shredded tapestryacross the room,then turnedthebetter weaverinto an eight leggedinsect eater. Entangledin a woven web,Arachne makes her own bed,and lays downher pretty spider head. Millennia pass,then centuries aftArtemisia‘s nameand workgarner no fame;yet,Arachneearns her place…she’s a phobiatothe human race.Continue reading “spied her”

Spring 2023 Edition

We are pleased to announce our Spring 2023 edition of confetti. CONTRIBUTORS Fiction by:  Alice Archer, William Baker, P.A. Farrell, Mary Walsh Foley, J.P.J. Fox, Calla Gold, Elizabeth Liang, margie marek, Axel Martens, Don Noel, Judy Voss Non-fiction by:  Susan Bloch, Janice Boland Poetry by:  C. J. Anderson-Wu, W Roger Carlisle, Shuvra Das, D.F., Joseph A Farina, John Grey, Lisa O’Neil Guerci, Edward Lee, margie marek, Lawrence Miles, Chaya Nadi, Malaena Nahmias, Diana Raab, Nick Romeo, Gregg Shapiro, Dominik Slusarczyk, Marianne Tefft, Terry Trowbridge Plays by:  Mark Knight Cover art by:  Janice Boland FEATURES William Teets,Continue reading “Spring 2023 Edition”

Coming Soon

Our Fall 2023 edition of confetti is coming November 1st CONTRIBUTORS Fiction by:  Jeanne Althouse, Maureen Mancini Amaturo, Roly Andrews, Bevy Daniel, Sushma R. Doshi, Christine M. Du Bois, J.P.J. Fox, Evie Groch, Sarah Das Gupta, Maggie Nerz Iribarne, Peace Nkeiruka Maduako, Keith Manos, Axel Martens, Mahvash Mohtadullah, Ryan Tan, E.C. Traganas, Judy Voss Non-fiction by:  Malcolm Culleton, John RC Potter Poetry by:  Barbara Alfaro, Janice Boland, Mimi Bordeaux, Salvatore Difalco, Hunter Duffy, John Grey, James Croal Jackson, Nikkilee Kozminsky, Jhemar Lagata, Lisa Low, Ben Macnair, margie marek, Ron Riekki, Gabriel Sebastian Cover art by:  Janis Butler Holm FEATURES Judy Voss, Nikkilee Kozminsky, Live readingContinue reading “Coming Soon”

The Helicoid

by margie marek The helicoidspiraleddownintothevoid.Getting moreand more annoyed;as,this abysswas endless. On a platform it landed,and figured a “rock bottom” it was handed.With no breeze blowing,nor cow lowing,not a single tree to seeor sway,the helicoid rolled away.To avoid falling backward,it hoped and prayed.As it’s movement went underway,it opted for UP,where the sky isn’t gray;filling it’s daysContinue reading “The Helicoid”

The Original

by margie marek The Carbon-Copy went around making trouble.Looked so much like The Original,everyone thought they were seeing double. The Original receded into the shadow it cast;remandedto be a vestige of its past. Overshadowed by its shadow,The Original dulled,tasted bland,wilted; fell flat.It looked in the mirror and said, “Who’s that?” The Carbon-Copy stole its game;tookContinue reading “The Original”

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Writer Profiles M–O

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 by Killer Nashville. Before Bricklayer TerryContinue reading “Writer Profiles M–O”