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Contents: Issue 12: March 2022

Featured Author

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

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Cheribun Writing Challenge
Clare MacQueen Results
[+ links to six cheribun]:
 
Charmaine Smith “Cheribun of the Infinite Remainder” [First Place Winner]
Peter Jastermsky “Fishboy” [Second Place Winner]
Hazel Hall “Culture Shock” [Third Place Winner]
 
Peter Jastermsky “Solid, Not Solid” [Finalist, unranked]
Marietta McGregor “Magus” [Finalist, unranked]
Jane Salmons “Blue Velvet” [Finalist, unranked]
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Ekphrastic Works
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Mikki Aronoff Split Apart [micro fiction], after a line drawing in ink by Toyen
Karen George The moss-breasted Queen Luna [poem], after a painting by Andrea Kowch
Kandinsky, Movement, 1935 [poem]
Anita Lerek Jazz Paradiso [poem], after Chris Botti’s performance of “Love Theme” from Cinema Paradiso
Return Blue [poem], after a painting by René Magritte
Kurt Luchs Homunculous [R] [poem]
Lorette C. Luzajic The Poetry of Darkness [prose poem], after the painter George Ault
Michele Morris The Alchemist [prose poem], after a painting by María Blanchard
Robbi Nester Cloudfarming [poem], after a photograph by Omid Armin
Jane Salmons The Weightlessness of Love [micro fiction], after a painting by Marc Chagall
Jonathan Yungkans And He Can See Quite Clearly Into the Needle [poem], after mixed-media artwork by Caroline Bacher
 
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 Author
Roberta Beary But We’re Family [haibun story]
Cousins on My Mother’s Side [micro fiction]
Dealing With Rejection [R] [essay]
Gap Year [flash fiction]
Midnight @ Broadway Magic Diner [micro fiction]
Summertime Blues [R] [poem]
Up Down Sideways [micro fiction]
 
Note: An “[R]” above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Fiction: Flash and Micro*
Dave Alcock Fall [micro]
Gaps [micro]
Seed [micro]
Mikki Aronoff Fossils [micro ]
Old Chestnuts [micro]
Spurt [micro]
Roberta Beary See Featured Author above.
Guy Biederman Terrycloth Monk [micro]
William Cass Anniversary [flash]
Doug Jaquier Angus, 10, Finds Love [micro]
Elizabeth Kerlikowske The Pilot [micro]
Louella Lester Tiny and Sharp [micro]
Kurt Luchs Sweet Mystery of Life [micro]
Todd Mercer December D.I.Y. [micro]
Jane’s Real Haunted House [micro]
Marco Polo [micro]
The Key Event [micro]
Jacqueline Parker Edge of the Atlantic [flash]
Jane Salmons The Ruddocks [micro]
Daryl Scroggins Outreach [micro]
Spring [micro]
Stuart Watson A Light From Within [flash]
Bad Intersection [flash]
 
*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 Cheribun Challenge above; and Tanka Forms below (the latter, for a new hybrid: tanku sonnet).
 
Cynthia Anderson Et Tu, Brute?
Roberta Beary See Featured Author above.
Cherie Hunter Day Vocation
Kat Lehmann Embodying the In-Between [braided haibun]
Hiraeth
Mermaids
Dotty LeMieux On the Day the Supreme Court Hears Arguments on the Case That Might Overturn Roe v. Wade
Bob Lucky My cousin and I [haibun story]
One Version of Romance Gone Awry
The History of The Shelled Pea Cookbook [haibun story]
Marietta McGregor Game Over
Peter Newton Rosebud [braided haibun (also haibun story)]
Suds Land USA [anomalous haibun]
Keith Polette Axis Mundi
Baseball
R J Sobel The Last Time I Ate Paris
Winter’s Eve Cantabile [haibun story]
Harriot West L’Ennui
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Haiga & Hybrids [poetry + visual art]
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Cindy Bousquet Harris Kingdom of Barberries [chaiga: visual art + cherita]
Simone Opdam &
Gary S. Rosin
Lente (Spring) [sha-haibun: photograph + haiku + prose poem variation]
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Nonfiction
Roberta Beary See Featured Author above.
Linda Petrucelli Things I Wish I Had Asked the Wizard of Wazoo [CNF]
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Poems: Micro*
Cynthia Anderson Four Micro-Poems:
“[wildfire summer]” [cherita]
“[analog]” [cherita]
“[a tiny house]” [inverted cherita]
“[elderberry jam]” [inverted cherita]
Margaret Dornaus See Tanka Forms below for a new hybrid form, the tanku sonnet.
Scott Ferry split dippers
Peter Jastermsky [black holes] [monoku-cherita dyad]
R W Mayer After W.C.W.
 
*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
Roy Beckemeyer Grieving
Opening Shutters
Robert L. Dean, Jr. Any Little Sure Thing
Margaret Dornaus 2020 Hindsight [haiku sequence]
Kika Dorsey Another Pandemic Year
My Willow
Scott Ferry ontological questions on the changing table [R]
George Franklin Alcestis
Gary Grossman Cherry Bombs
Cindy Bousquet Harris All My Own Stunts [cherita sequence]
Dragon’s eye [cherita sequence]
Dianna Henning After Li-Po’s “The River Merchant’s Wife”
Lovely That Black Crow, Grandmother Brought into the Camp
William J. Jefferson Depends
Stellasue Lee Lying in a Darkened Room at Night Letting the Past Live Through Me
On the Playground With Edward Hirsch
Kurt Luchs Acid
Marie-Elizabeth Mali Hum
Elaine Mintzer Ode to My Tweezers
Robbi Nester Face
Joan Penn Oh, My Feet. My Poor, Poor Feet
Thou Art an Ass!
Laura Reed As Clouds Before the Wind
Hell on Wheels
Alexis Rhone Fancher Ode to My Husband’s Perfect French [erotic]
Janet McMillan Rives Two Paris Poems (+ Poet’s Note):
“At Suresnes”
“Coup d’État, May 1958”
Gary S. Rosin Black Dogs [R]
Cadenza for No Hands
The Snake in Your Head
Patricia L. Scruggs A Dazzle of Zebras Escape From a Maryland Farm
Instructions for a Good Funeral
Julie Standig Family Gathering
Million Dollar Highway
Charles D. Tarlton Virulence (False Reprieve)
Judith Terzi Anastomosis
Tonic
Evan Vandermeer At the Northside Pond
Sleepwalking
Jon Yungkans Duplex Beginning With a Line by Paul Ilechko
Duplex Beginning With a Line by Betsy Mars
 
Note: An “[R]” above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Prose Poems
Peter Jastermsky Scuttlebutt
Dotty LeMieux I Remember: Me and Glenn
Lorette C. Luzajic The Unforgettable Fire
Kathleen McGookey Inside Out
Where the Heart Is
Michele Morris Still Standing
Daryl Scroggins Leverage
Charles D. Tarlton Honestly
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Tanka Forms
Pris Campbell No More... [tanka sequence]
Cherie Hunter Day Tasks in the Basket of Summer [tanka prose]
Margaret Dornaus Mayday [tanku sonnet]
Barbara Sabol Distant Harvest [tanka prose]
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Visual Arts
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Caroline Bacher Cross My Heart [R] [mixed-media artwork]
Maria Blanchard Woman with a Fan [R] [painting]
Cindy Bousquet Harris Kingdom of Barberries [chaiga: visual art + cherita]
Simone Opdam &
Gary S. Rosin
Lente (Spring) [shahaibun: photograph + haiku + prose poem variation]
 

Note: The “[R]” after titles in the Table of Contents indicates republished works (aka reprints).

 
 
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