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Mark Young—A Dispute Over a Gambling Debt

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Art by W. Jack Savage 2021

A dispute over a gambling debt

 

by Mark Young

 

All day deciding what aspect

ratio your videos should be. Even-

ing arrives. Time to post them

to social media. Then update your

LinkedIn bio so you stand out

from the crowd. Spend all night

wondering & worrying if you

should share the update with

your network. How often have

 

you thought or said this to your-

self out loud? "Incentives can be

used to maximize the survey

response rate." Only now you've

started on the path to becoming

part of a new species that repro-

duces by binary fission. The

dialogue surrounding non-

binary identities hasn't shifted.

 

 

 

Mark Young was born in New Zealand but now lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia. He has been publishing poetry for over sixty years, and is the author of around sixty books, primarily text poetry but also including speculative fiction, vispo, creative non-fiction, and art history. His most recent book is The Sasquatch Walks Among Us, from sandy press, available through Amazon.


W. Jack Savage is a retired broadcaster and educator. He is the author of eight books including Imagination: The Art of W. Jack Savage (wjacksavage.com).  To date, more than fifty of Jack’s short stories and over a thousand of his paintings and drawings have been published worldwide. Jack and his wife Kathy live in Monrovia, California.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2021