Let me introduce Cheryl. She is of the sign of the crab. Her grandmother paints roses, which are her very favorite flower. Her grandmother grows violets and does animal drawings in Greenforest. Near Greenforest there are three lakes where people go fishing for catfish and trout, not far from maples, oaks, firs, elms, dogwood. The leaves turn red, orange, yellow, and brown. Grandmother bakes apple and pumpkin pies, peach pies, cherry pies. Ruby is her neighbor, a very plain woman who wears plain dresses while working in a garden to grow tomatoes and okra. “Grandmother, I wish you were here!”
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Featuring: Issue 101, published January 2022, features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by Shannon L. Bowring, Ash Margaret Cheatham, Susan Michele Coronel, Doug Dabbs, Luciana Francis, Jeremiah Gilbert, Carol Hamilton, Peggy Hammond, Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon, Richard Holinger, Joanne Jagoda, Alicia Byrne Keane, Marina Klutse, S. Frederic Liss, Pete Madzelan, Tiffany Mi, George Moore, Stephanie Parent, Paul Rabinowitz, Lisa Rigge, Lori Rottenberg, Rikki Santer, Terry Sanville, Claire Scott, Patricia L. Scruggs, Jose Varghese, Richard Weaver, Sheryl L. White, Thomas Reed Willemain, B.J. Wilson, Sally Zakariya, Denise Zubizarreta.
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