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Contents: Issue 11: January 2022

Featured Form:
Cheribun

Fiction Flash
(501–1,000 words)
Micro
(up to 500 words)
Triple-Q Results
Faction Bio Notes Nonfiction Statistics Triple-Q Results Visual Arts Poetic & Hybrid Forms Ekphrastic Works Featured Form:
Cheribun
Haibun Haiga Poems: Micro Poetry: Lineated Prose Poems Tanka Prose Triple-Q Results

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“Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
Clare MacQueen Results (with background and commentary)
[+ links to 13 works]:
 
1. Linda Allison “Anatomy of an Inspired Chef” [prose poem]
2. Roberta Beary “The Ultimate Guide to Exercise, or How I Spend My Weekend” [micro-fiction]
3. Guy Biederman “Quite” [lyrical micro-prose]
4. Gabby Gilliam “Dinner Suggestion” [poem, lineated]
5. Susan Hayden “John Muir Warned You This Could Happen” [poem, lineated]
6. Nancy Ludmerer “Open Wide” [flash fiction]
7. Marietta McGregor “Terror Australis”[haibun]
8. Robbi Nester “Inquest”[ekphrastic poem], after a photograph by Ann Leshy Wood
9. Kathryn Silver-Hajo “Aurora” [flash fiction]
10. Renée Jessica Tan “Thumb” [flash fiction]
11. Anne Marie Wells “Clam Chowder”[prose poem]
12. Rebekah Wolman “Our Years With the Latvians” [nonfiction]
13. Jonathan Yungkans Le Grand Matin” [ekphrastic poem], after the painting by René Magritte
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Ekphrastic Works
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Michele Morris Here’s to Life [prose poem], after Viva la Vida by Frida Kahlo
Robbi Nester See Results: “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
Gary S. Rosin Out of Service [micro-poem: cherita], after the photograph by Michael A. Blanchette
Gary S. Rosin Two Micro-Poems:
“I-ku” [micro-poem: senryu]
Untitled [senryu], after a photograph by Ari Rex
Charles D. Tarlton Suzanne Valadon’s The Bath [R] [tanka prose]
Jonathan Yungkans Two poems, after paintings by Magritte:
La Victoire (The Victory)
Le fils de l’homme (The Son of Man)
Jonathan Yungkans See also Results: “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
 
Note: If you’re interested in submitting ekphrastic works to us, wonderful! We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read our tips in KYSO Flash, Ephective Ekphrastics: A Guide for Verbalizing Art, which include additional examples of what we’re looking to publish here in MacQueen’s Quinterly as well.
 
Note: An “[R]” above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Featured Form: Cheribun [cherita + prose]
Clare MacQueen MacQ’s First Cheribun! (an informal intro)
[+ links to eight works, listed in order received]:
 
1. Margaret Dornaus “The Writer’s Cabin”
2. Jackie Chou “Kismet”
3. Peter Jastermsky “Pathways”
4. Peter Jastermsky “On the Runway”
5. Amy Small-McKinney “This Is Being Alive”
6. Kath Abela Wilson “greeny flower”
7. Gary S. Rosin “Designated Driver”
8. deb y felio “Breaking Through”
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Fiction: Flash and Micro*
Roberta Beary How to be Remembered [flash]
Roberta Beary See also Results: “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
Guy Biederman End of Story [flash]
Guy Biederman See also Results: “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
Elizabeth Kerlikowske Goodwill and the Renaissance [micro]
Nancy Ludmerer See Results: “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
Marilyn Morgan Hoboken [micro]
Rebecca Pickens Intervention [flash]
Mark Russo You Should Know... [micro]
Karen Schauber Final Entries [micro]
Kathryn Silver-Hajo She-Wolf [flash]
Kathryn Silver-Hajo See also Results: “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
Andrew Stancek Entomology [micro]
Renée Jessica Tan See Results: “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
Mary Hannah Terzino The Bernese [flash]
The Duet [flash]
Stuart Watson Anything for You [micro]
 
*Note: At MacQ, Flash Fiction = 501-1,000 words, and Micro-Fiction, no more than 500 words. These word counts do include titles!
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Haibun [prose + haiku]
See also the new-to-MacQ Featured Form, Cheribun, above.
 
Cynthia Anderson Doctor, My Eyes
Garbage Out
Rick Christiansen Into the Can
Sharp Encounters
Kat Lehmann Crossing [braided haibun]
Long Exposure
Michael H. Lester Trouble in the Attic [R]
Bob Lucky Bar Talk
Coping
The Grammar of Boredom
Marietta McGregor See Results: “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
Alice Wanderer Ripples in a Mirror
Lew Watts Anathema
 
Note: An “[R]” above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Haiga [poetry + visual art]
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Mike Moats
and Gary S. Rosin
Untitled [“pack ice melts”]
Alan Peat
and Gary S. Rosin
Waymark
Poesy Sestina It’s Now or Never [R] [with haibun + LivePhoto image]
 
Note: An “[R]” above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Nonfiction
David Blumenfeld Clouds of Garlic [flash CNF]
Elizabeth Kerlikowske If my grandfather walked toward me with two arms, I wouldn’t recognize him [micro CNF]
Janet McMillan Rives Two Linked Works:
“Reynolds School” [micro-poem]
“On Spring Hill” [lyrical memoir]
Kayann Short Chemo Chat [flash CNF]
Rebekah Wolman See Results: “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
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Poems: Micro*
Cynthia Anderson Now or Never [split sequence]
Yin/Yang [split sequence]
 
Gary S. Rosin See Ekphrastic Works above.
 
*Note: Beginning with Issue 7 of MacQ, micro-poems are no longer than 51 words each (as counted by Mac Pages), which is the approximate equivalent of 280 characters (i.e., the Twitter limit), including spaces. If the micro-poem has a title, then it must be included in the word count.
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Poetry: Lineated
Fran Abrams It’s Pi Every Time
Madeline Artenberg Offspring
Soft Hand [R]
Roy Beckemeyer Hummingbirds
Starlings: Ode to Murmuration
Charlie Brice Old Age
Sarah Carleton 1977
Out of the fog
Robert L. Dean, Jr. Just East of Midnight
Light Speed
Melanie Dunbar My Son, the Meteorite of Him
Scott Ferry otosclerosis and mandibular tori
when i cradle him god cradles me [R]
Audrey Friedman Christmas Day, 2013
Gabby Gilliam See Results: “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
Susan Hayden See Results: “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
William Heath Banksy’s Prank
Augustine’s Erections
Nathan D. Horowitz Blackbird
Greg Huteson To Dream of Hospitality
William J. Jefferson College and Cotton [R]
Elizabeth Kerlikowske February
Judy Kronenfeld Brief Impromptu Meditation
Michel Steven Krug Drape
C.L. Liedekev In the Land of Wolf and Owl
Ellaraine Lockie The Hidden Life of a Hat
Bob Lucky Possible Answers
Robbi Nester Naughty Bits
Robbi Nester See also Results: “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
Dion O’Reilly In Bellingham
Maybe Stories
Alexis Rhone Fancher Ode to My Husband’s Heart [R] [erotic]
Janet McMillan Rives In the Dead of Winter + photograph by the poet: World War II Ration Books
Gary S. Rosin The Lonely Funeral
Robert Eugene Rubino Wallflowers of the World, Unite!
John Warner Smith Memorial Drive [R]
Face [R]
Darron Glass [R]
Virginia A. Smith No Country for Young Lawyers
The Idea of Order in South Jersey
Charles D. Tarlton Edging Along the Sand
Brian Yapko The Man Who Floated
Jonathan Yungkans See Ekphrastic Works above, and
Results: “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
 
Note: An “[R]” above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Prose Poems
Linda Allison See Results: “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
Roberta Beary Two Worlds
Guy Biederman Hang a Lantern on the Carpenter’s Mistake
Guy Biederman See also Results: “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
Todd Mercer It’s Terribly Easy to Use Up This Precious Life
Elaine Terranova Angel, Sleep
Before the Trip
Anne Marie Wells See Results: “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge
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Tanka Prose
Michael H. Lester You Know, It Don’t Come Easy [tanka tale]
Charles D. Tarlton See Ekphrastic Works above.
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Visual Arts
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Michael A. Blanchette See entry for Gary S. Rosin under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Becky Erdman Three Art Quilts:
The Guitar Man [R]
Hope [R]
Why oh Why Can’t I? [R]
 
Suzanne Valadon See entry for Charles D. Tarlton under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Ann Leshy Wood Cloud Confetti [photograph]
 

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