The latest issue of Washington, DC, based literary magazine Gargoyle, number 74, was recently released in print only format. A massive tome at over 450 pages, it includes nonfiction, poetry and fiction by: Kelli Allen, Roberta Allen, Robert R Angell, Cynthia Atkins, Naomi Ayala, Anne Becker, Nina Bennett, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Joanna Biggar, John Bradley, Nick Carbo, Joan Colby, Andy Darlington, Kiki Denis, Buck Downs, Barbara Drake, Patricia Eakins, Dyane Fancey, Richard Flynn, DJ Gaskin, Robert L. Giron, Gabriele Glang, Jesse Glass, Regan Good, Pamela Gordon, Susan Gubernat, Robert Head, Joyce L. Huff, Beth Baruch Joselow, Ken Kakareka, John Kinsella, Roz Kuehn, Patrick Lawler, Willard Manus, Dora E. McQuaid, Nancy Mercado, Gary Metras, Gloria Mindock, Mary B. Moore, Mary Morris, Mihaela Moscaliuc, Fred Muratori, Emile Nelligan, Kathleen Novak, Mary Overton, Che Parker, Meg Pokrass, Suzanne S. Rancourt, Suzanne Rhodenbaugh, Jonathan K. Rice, Jeff Richards, Julia Slavin, Todd Swift, Eleanor Ross Taylor, JC Todd, Pat Valdata, Michael Waters, Tom Whalen, Rosemary Winslow, and tons more.
I’m pleased to be included in this issue with five very short stories. Perhaps you could call them “flash fictions”: “Air,” “Good Sign,” “Guessing Games,” “Lingering,” and “Normal.” The images are integral to each work, although the texts may or may not be related.
For some reason, the story “Normal” is entitled “Unknown” in print!