Happy New Year!
We hope all is well, and we thank you for reading Scribble. This edition is filled with what we think are perfect stories, and we are so proud to publish two debut pieces by emerging writers.
In The Rapture by Craig Deutsche, the end of the world comes with custom food and beverages and a distinctly American optimism.
Alessandra Olivieri's poetic first published piece, Airplane Mode, captures the dreadful turning point in the life of a family.
Olympus, by Geoffrey Carter, depicts a sweet and triumphant night between two boys as they clutch the last day of summer.
And in The Family Hanged, Paul Vivian's first published piece, a man takes up space...and that is all.
You will enjoy these magnificent pieces.
Jae Worthy Johnson
Craig Deutsche is a retired high school teacher, a confirmed desert rat, and a frequent visitor to Shoshone, California. The places in the story are real, although the event is not anticipated till 2032.
Alessandra Olivieri lives in Manhattan. Her work has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and the University of Iowa. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her dogs and exploring the streets of New York City. Airplane Mode is her first published piece.
Geoffrey Carter is a writer, musician, and High School English teacher living in Western Wisconsin where he is constantly seeking new stories.
Paul Vivian was raised in Illinois, educated in the Twin Cities, and recently returned from living in rural West Africa. The Family Hanged is his first published piece.