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Contents: Issue 5: October 2020

Featured Artist

Fiction Flash
(501–1,000 words)
Hybrids
(Haibun Stories)
Micro
(up to 500 words)
RESQ Challenge
Faction About Issue 5 Bio Notes CNF, Essays, Etc. Visual Arts Poetic & Hybrid Forms Ekphrastic Works Haibun Haiga Forms Poems, Lineated Prose Poems Tanka Prose

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Works by an individual may appear under multiple genres below. For a complete list of works by each person, see Index of Contributors.

 
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About Issue 5
Clare MacQueen Intro
Editor’s Choice Award
Statistics
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The MacQ “RESQ” Writing Challenge
Clare MacQueen Guidelines
 
Winner:  
Lorette C. Luzajic The Neon Raven [flash fiction]
 
Finalists:  
Roberta Beary The Anniversary Surprise [micro-fiction]
John Shea The God-Fearing Man [flash fiction]
 
Semi-finalists:  
Laura Harcourt Aquarellum Atramento [flash fiction]
Nicole Nagy Linguistic Infidelity [flash fiction]
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CNF, Essays, Etc.
Jack Cooper It’s Time to Rethink Recycling [R] [essay]
Robert L. Dean, Jr. See Ekphrastic Works below.
Hannah Lund A Prayer for Abe Lincoln [CNF]
 
Note: An “[R]” after titles indicates reprinted works.
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Ekphrastic Works
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Robert L. Dean, Jr. Eyes on You [lineated poem, after a painting by Aurore Uwase Munyabera]
Impression [CNF, after a painting by Berthe Morisot]
Stephen D. Gibson Creation [micro-fiction, after a photograph by Manuel Acevedo]
Lorette C. Luzajic Billy, Don’t Lose My Number [prose poem, after a painting by Hughie Lee-Smith]
First Bluegrass Lesson [prose poem, after a painting by John Rogers Cox]
Promiscuity [micro-fiction, after Tom of Finland]
Robbi Nester On Adaptation [poem, after a painting by Arkhip Kuindzhi]
Privilege [R] [poem, after a photograph by Howard R. Debs]
Summer, Sheltering in Place [poem, after a painting by Robert Rhodes]
Charles D. Tarlton Crane by Ann Knickerbocker [tanka prose]
Girl With Seagulls, Trouville [tanka prose, after a painting by Gustave Courbet]
 
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]” after titles indicates reprinted works.
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Fiction: Flash and Micro*
Roberta Beary The Past Is a Foreign Country [micro]
See also RESQ Writing Challenge above.
Sylvia Beaupré Signs [flash]
Laurel Benjamin Tulsa [flash]
Guy Biederman Tomato [micro]
Tim Bridwell DMV 88 [flash]
Christopher Candice Beepbop [micro]
Stephen D. Gibson Da Ponte [micro]
See also Ekphrastic Works above.
Nicole Nagy See RESQ Writing Challenge above.
Laura Harcourt See RESQ Writing Challenge above.
Lorette C. Luzajic See RESQ Writing Challenge and Ekphrastic Works above.
Rachael Peckham Mr. Happy and the Secret Prayer Circle [flash]
Alexis Rhone Fancher Double-Timed at the Nickel Diner [micro + photograph]
Linda Saldaña The Wobble [micro]
John Shea See RESQ Writing Challenge above.
Mary Hannah Terzino Cats in the Time of Covid [flash]
Ready Taxi [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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Fiction, Hybrids: Haibun Stories
Chuck Brickley Even With Adam
Terri L. French Tzur Hei HaOlamim
Gautam Nadkarni Hot Couture [R]
Lew Watts Temples of Gods
 
Note: An “[R]” after titles indicates reprinted works.
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Haibun [prose poem + haiku]
See also Fiction, Hybrids: Haibun Stories above.
 
Richard Cole Understanding Markets
Claire Everett The Drone
Bob Lucky Like a fly at the end of a frog’s tongue
Lew Watts Ghost Ranch
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Haiga Forms [visual art + poetry]
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George Digalakis
and Gary S. Rosin
Don Quixote on the Shore [chaiga: cherita (inverted) + photograph]
Mark Meyer ever older [R] [haiga]
summer swim [R] [haiga]
Gary S. Rosin and
George Digalakis
Don Quixote on the Shore [chaiga]
 
Note: An “[R]” after titles indicates reprinted works.
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Poems, Lineated
Cynthia Anderson Three Micro-Poems:
“gentrification” [cherita]
“road to ruin” [senryu]
“in my life” [cherita]
Roy Beckemeyer Barbara Hamby Embraces the Swedish Word Mångata
The Color of Blessings
Laurel Benjamin My Country
Chuck Brickley the way two [hay(na)ku chain]
LoVerne Brown Of Error and Consequence [R]
Richard Cole The Silence of God [R]
Robert L. Dean, Jr. Doppelgänger
Steve Deutsch Showtime
Kika Dorsey Run Dry [R]
Frank Dullaghan Her Blue Period
Scott Ferry angioplasty
Bubbles the fish no longer swims
Michael J. Galko Harvey POVs
Gary Glauber Storming the Beaches in Organdy
Elizabeth Kerlikowske Ten Slices of Pandemic
David Lawton Uisce
Dion O’Reilly Red Truck
Suzanne S. Rancourt Symbiosis
Christine L. Villa See Visual Arts below.
 
Note: An “[R]” after titles indicates reprinted works.
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Prose Poems
Guy Biederman We Devoured Books
Kika Dorsey The Quink of an Eye
Michael J. Galko The mustard incident
Elizabeth Kerlikowske Fully Interlocking
The Logical Thing
Gavin Lucky notice
Charlene Stegman Moskal Curbside
Rachael Peckham Black Box
Suzanne S. Rancourt we wanted the war to be over
Bill Ratner Quarantine Ride
Kelly R. Samuels Waiting for Tiangong-1’s Reentry
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Tanka Prose
Claire Everett Boxed In [tanka tale]
Bob Lucky Preface to Canto IV of The Three Virgins of Rosenberg, Texas [tanka tale]
Charles D. Tarlton See Ekphrastic Works above.
 
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Visual Arts
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Joann Carrabbio Featured Artist: Eight Paintings [R]:
Sunset, El Capitan (CA) [watercolor]
Darlingtonia Californica [watercolor]
McKenzie River Lavender Farm [watercolor]
A Storm Blowing In [watercolor]
Tamolitch/Blue Pool [watercolor]
McKenzie River Lavender Farm #2 [watercolor]
Oregon Autumn Leaves [oil]
Aspen Trees in Fall [oil]
 
Richard Cole Two Monochromes:
Corona 5 [R]
Big Love [R]
 
Howard R. Debs See second entry for Robbi Nester under Ekphrastic Works above.
George Digalakis
and Gary S. Rosin
See Haiga Forms above.
 
MaRco Elliott Pochade à Neptune (Sketch of Neptune)
[painting of Oregon coast]
MaRco Elliott From Dark Days 2020 [paintings + artist commentary]:
American Carnage [R]
By the Rockets’ Red Glare
Charge of the Demon Sperm
 
Ann Knickerbocker See first entry for Charles D. Tarlton under Ekphrastic Works above.
Mark Meyer See Haiga Forms above.
Aurore Uwase Munyabera See first entry for Robert L. Dean, Jr. under Ekphrastic Works above.
Alexis Rhone Fancher See Fiction: Flash and Micro above.
Gary S. Rosin and
George Digalakis
See Haiga Forms above.
 
Christine L. Villa Instant Chemistry [painting] + “just when I thought” [micro-poem: cherita]
Morning Muse [R] [painting] + “to find” [micro-poem: cherita]
 
An “[R]” after titles in the Table of Contents indicates reprinted works (or, more accurately, republished works since this journal is an online, rather than printed, publication).

 
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