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Issue #30 April 2019

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Here's a bit of background on some of the contributors to this issue:

  • Naeem Ashraf ("Comrade Says Life is Good") lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, where he translates Urdu short stories into English. His book Trespass: A Book of Interesting Short Stories is available via his blog naeemfictiontranslator.
  • Dick Bentley ("Captivity") is the author of Post-Freudian Dreaming, A General Theory of Desire, and All Rise, both available on Amazon. Visit Dick's site at
  • Liz Betz ("Hyde & Sons") resides in rural Alberta and invites readers to follow her writing journey at her aptly-named blog, I-Write.
  • Ian Canon ("Underground Art") runs a writing workshop in Edmonton. To learn about his novel It's A Long Way Down and his poetry collection, Before Oblivion, visit Ian at
  • Holly Day ("Being a Girl") is a Minneapolis-based poet whose recent collections include A Perfect Day for Semaphore and In This Place, She Is Her Own.
  • Gregg Dotoli ("Electric-less") is a white-hat hacker and poet whose collection Poetry Fob is available from Underground Books.
  • Dave Gregory ("Stray Cat in Venice", plus fotos on Cover and Page 04) is an associate editor with Exposition Review. Check out Dave's pix on his website at courtlandavenue.wordpress.
  • Craig Loomis ("Haya in Amlit 101") teaches English at the American University of Kuwait. See Craig's collected short stories in The Salmiya Collection: Stories of the Life and Times of Modern Day Kuwait.
  • Pamela Medland ("Shooting Stars") is Director of the Airdrie Public Library in Calgary. Pamela's poetry is available in print and online.
  • Heather Nolan ("Shattered Glass") is a writer and musician in St. John's, Newfoundland. Her novel This is Agatha Falling will appear this spring. You can visit Heather's site at
  • Nate Simpson ("Launch, 1979") is, when not writing, a business development manager for a Toronto engineering firm.


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