This issue’s stories and authors are:
- “Nostalgia,” by Olivia Ciacci
- “American Rag Story,” by Tom Howard (winner of the 2014 Innovative Short Fiction Contest)
- “Ladyfingers,” D. V. Klenak
- “For Two Nights in a Row,” by Jan LaPerle
- “Laden,” by Jan LaPerle
- “Sleeping Bears,” by Zach Powers
- “Strange Attractor,” by Christine Texeira
- “Happy Endings Inc.,” by Meeah Williams.
About the Volume 3 Authors:
Olivia Ciacci is an improvisational comedian who teaches high school English in Connecticut. Her work has occasionally appeared on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.
Tom Howard’s work has appeared recently in ARDOR, Storm Cellar, Quarter After Eight, Digital Americana and elsewhere. He lives with his wife in Arlington, Virginia.
DV Klenak’s piece is part of a book of linked short stories titled Le Jardin de Montenegro. She has been published in Raven Chronicles, The Pitkin Review, Underneath the Juniper Tree, Portland Monthly Magazine, and others. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College.
Jan LaPerle lives in east Tennessee with her husband, Clay Matthews, and her daughter, Winnie. She teaches at Tennessee’s oldest college, Tusculum College. She has published a book of poetry, It Would Be Quiet (Prime Mincer Press, 2013), and an e-chap of flash fiction, Hush (Sundress Publications 2012), and several other stories and poems.
Zach Powers lives and writes in Savannah, Georgia. He is writing this bio himself, and writing it in the third person, which to him feels rather pompous. He is averse to pomposity and is really quite personable. You’d like him. Give Zach Powers a chance. Why do you have to be so judgmental? His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Brooklyn Review, Forklift, Ohio, Phoebe, PANK, Caketrain, The Bitter Oleander, Quiddity, The Nervous Breakdown, and elsewhere. He is the founder of the literary arts nonprofit Seersucker Live (SeersuckerLive.com). He leads the writers’ workshop at the Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home, where he also serves on the board of directors. His writing for television won an Emmy. Get to know him at ZachPowers.com.
Christine Texeira is an MFA candidate at the University of Notre Dame. She is from Seattle, Washington.
Meeah Williams is a graphic artist and writer. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. with her husband, Hank.