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DENNIS VANNATTA is a Pushcart and Porter Prize winner, with essays and stories published in many magazines and anthologies, including River Styx, Chariton Review, Boulevard, and Antioch Review. His sixth collection of stories, The Only World You Get¸ was published by Et Alia Press.


RICHARD STIMAC has published numerous  poems and flash fiction in publications such as Burningword, Clackamas, Salmon Creek Journal, Wraparound South, Paperbark, Proud to Be (SEMO Press), and many others.


LILA RABINOVICH is a public policy analyst who writes in her spare time. Her fiction has appeared in JellyFish Review, Brilliant Flash Fiction, Burnt Pine Magazine, The Scores, Cosmonauts Avenue, High Plains Register, Atlas and Alice and elsewhere. One of her pieces was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. You can find her writing at


Greetings and Happy New Year!

At the very beginning of the year 2023, we are so proud to bring you pieces from three of the finest literary writers.

In Dennis Vannatta's Night Watch, Vietnam Vet buddies again take watch, after all these years, in the shadow of the valley of death.

In the suspenseful Holding Space, by Richard Stimac, a woman gets an unexpected, unwelcomed, and inevitable visitor.

The Fall, by Lila Rabinovich, reveals the after effects experienced by the witness of a traumatic occurrence. 

Enjoy, and thank you for reading!

Jae Worthy Johnson

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