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Issue #18 April 2017

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Here's some background on some of the contributors to this issue. Activated links will appear in a new window:

  • Albert Choi is a software developer living in Thornhill. He provided the short story "The Storm" on Page 8. Go to for links to Albert's other published stories.
  • Gregg Dotoli, poet and white-hat hacker, gave us the poem "Moon View" on Page 11. Check our Sitemap for other Dotoli poems. Gregg's collection Poetry Fob is available from Underground Books.
  • Miguel Eichelberger contributed the poem "Silence". Miguel is based in Vancouver and his play, Cave, was shortlisted for the 2015 Vancouver Fringe New Play Prize.
  • Thomas Elson, who wrote "Masquerade", lives in Fremont, California. By his own account, he writes of "lives that fall with neither safe person nor safe net to catch them."
  • Malcolm MacDonald is a Canadian writer sojourning in Guangzhou, China. See more of Malcolm at his wixsite website.
  • Elga Mannik is a globe-trotter currently hanging out in Europe, frequenting cafés and thinking up stories.
  • Brendan McHale provided this month's cover art plus the illustration on page 12. More of Brendan's work is on display at
  • Francesca Pierini lives in Singapore and has published several articles in academic journals. Francesca's profile is available at
  • Jonathan R. Rose is a frequent contributor to this mag. His short story "A Night Out" appears on Page 5. Check our Sitemap for other stories. Jonathan's novel Carrion is available through
  • Massimo Sartor, a Toronto-based writer, gave us the short story, "The Return of Filippo Matheson".