Welcome to our Winter’s Tales Special Feature. In this issue the editors and some friends share stories inspired by winter-themed photographs. Grab a warm drink, curl up in your favourite chair, get cosy and enjoy. Thanks for being our readers – we look forward to you keeping us busy with your brilliant submissions next year.
Thanks to everyone who trusted us with their work this month. It was difficult to watch the events of the world unfold as we were reading this month, but it was also another reminder of the power of love. The power of creativity. The power of being alive. Good will always win out in the long run, but it’s all too frequent pairing with unnecessary loss is a sad reality to be sure.
Thanks to everyone who has allowed us to share this work with you now. We hope you enjoy it.
-Al Kratz March 2022
Special Issue: Winter’s Tales
Bob is Gone, a Garden Gnome Mystery Story by Meg Pokrass
Hail by Misty Urban
When the Pregnant Girls First Arrive At St. Eulalia’s Home for the Lost and Wayward by Audra Kerr Brown
Slip by Jason A. Zwiker
Lost Gods by Karen Jones
Igloo by Emily Devane
Not If We Don’t Want To by Al Kratz
Frosty the Snowman by Mary Thompson
Charles Dickens Writes Me a Letter by Leonora Desar