THE BP #73
EDITORIAL, FALL 2015
On Angel Wings to the Heart of Things by A.M. Stickel
Who among us has not
pondered the world our senses cannot detect? Must we die to be transported there?
Or are we somehow standing in its heart already?
Consider the works
by this issue’s contributors. For Roy Dorman’s shape-shifter uprooted from
reality, A Journey Starts with a Flower.
Paul Strickland’s Cold Surprise
strands three young men, who learn too late which spring break destinations to
avoid. My own offering follows a pair of Transylvanian smugglers on their Final Run.
Editor Kenneth J. Crist’s Gift of the Anasazi allows a history
buff his heart’s desire...in exchange for who he is. Killer Deal by Denny
Marshall presents a murderer a deadly offer he
dares not refuse. Charles C. Cole’s fabled character makes a heartbreaking last
wish in Please Remember Me. Safe Haven,
Parts 1 & 2 by Denis
Bushlatov moves from civilized reality to a seaside ‘spa’ complete with hot and
cold running horror. The City by
Wayne Haroutunian sends a soul on a surreal odyssey. In (editor’s favorite) The
Witch and the Rock by Janet C. Ro, a
true heart is not deceived by appearances.
Journey to the
Devil’s Shore with poet Grant
Tarbard. On your way, stop to appreciate poet Denny Marshall’s “6 Tanka” and
“Roadside Accident.” Don’t forget to check out Chris Friend’s MARS News column,
including two seasonal poems, as he takes us into the history and mythology
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literate speculators this time
around. We wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR.