Summer: Issue 2

Finger painting of four large, red flowers with green stems. There are multiple clusters of red, blue, and purple small flowers behind the larger flowers.
Tammy Ruggles – Red Flower Garden
Image description: Finger painting of four large, red flowers with green stems. There are multiple clusters of red, blue, and purple small flowers behind the larger flowers.

Editor’s Note

By Sami Jankins

Authors

Roxanna Bennett – Curse of the Hyacinth, Language of Hospital, Language of Pain, and Something To Do With Loneliness
Greg Burkholder – You Don’t Scare Us Anymore
Chloé Cela – It Happens and Untitled
Justin Lee Fredericksen – Clean Chicken
F.I. Goldhaber – Intersectionality, Begging for Help, and The Price of Prisons for Profit
Kathryn Jacobs – On the Spectrum: Dan Poems
Jenn Lee – How to Join the Circus
Liz Meley – [Rename the Sitcom of Your Life], Body I Name You, and Notes on the Half Life
Kelley A. Pasmanick – The California Return Value
Lindsey Lewis Smithson – Dermoid, The Shrine of St. Anthony, PPD, and Hypochondria
Ogundare Tope – Phantom Delights, Tardive Dyskinesia, EPSE, For Broken People Who Break People, and New Beginnings
Rose Wunrow – When Pluto Drops In

About the Artist: Tammy Ruggles is a legally blind writer, photographer, and artist who lives in Kentucky. Her first paperback book, Peace, was published by Clear Light Books in 2005, and you can find some of her other works at Amazon. Her art and photography can be found at DeviantArt. She also has a background as a professional social worker.

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Sami Jankins holds an MFA in Screenwriting from UC-Riverside at Palm Desert and is the founder of The Tiny Tim Literary Review. Previously she was a dating advice columnist for The Good Men Project’s column - Dating in the Digital Age with Sami Jankins as well as the press and social media editor for The Coachella Review. She wrote a blog for a number of years called Chronicles of Cheerful Clotter for HemAware Magazine, where she detailed her life with chronic health conditions. Sami is also an associate producer and press manager for the documentary Invisible: The Film, which focuses on individuals living with chronic pain and invisible illness. She has served on the Board of Directors for the National Hemophilia Foundation, spent time as a Senatorial intern, and was Miss Wisconsin for the ANTSO program. In addition, she has had articles published in Chronicality, Elephant Journal, The Glow (Australia), I.G. Living Magazine, The Manifest-Station, The Mighty, National Pain Report, Ravishly, and YourTango. Her interests include ukuleles and sloths. Find her @SamiDan19.

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