Issue III

December 2016

From the Editor

The woods have been calling to me more than ever, and never have they felt farther away. One evening, I found myself re-watching Pride and Prejudice (with Matthew Macfadyen and Keira Knightly), tea in hand, as much for the story as for the birds that chirp throughout the soundscape and the stoic bare beauty of the Peak District. I felt deep envy for Elizabeth’s muddy hems and rosy cheeks. 

Did I want to escape, to disappear? Perhaps. In the words of Patricia McKillip from my favorite book of hers, Winter Rose, "I did not want to think about people. I wanted the trees, the scents and colors, the shifting shadows of the wood ... ." Read more.


Down Creekside
by Jason Baltazar

I Am Your Rabbit
by Bo Balder

Her Hands Like Ice
by KT Bryski

A Faerie's Sullen Child
by J.G. Formato

Fancy Wings
by Jahnavi Misra


by David Constantine

by Rebecca Olander

Some Kind of Gift
by Jennifer Bullis

by Cicely Gill

Untrust the Cure
by Ana Prundaru

by Sierra Golden

That Willow
by Kathryn Hunt


Issue III Cover
by Jana Heidersdorf

Moth // Sleeper
by Constantinos Chaidalis

by Henry Hu