Issue No. 03

Illusion
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EDITOR’S NOTE

Meredith MacLeod Davidson

The Value of an Illusion

POETRY

Alex Braslavsky

“Pinkyard”

Lynn D. Gilbert

“Parkinson’s with Dementia”

Annamaria R. Quaresima

“Check Reality”

Danielle Weeks

“The Universe as a New Aquarium”

Jannine T. Horsford

“Greeting”

Deanie Vallone

“Dog Days”

Florence Weinberger

“The Wet Dreaming of Lost Sailors”

Laura Blomvall

“Portrait of Carlotta”
“BIBI’S BAR. NIGHT.”

Michael Bates

“Last Laugh in the Funhouse”

Sarah A. Foote

“Keeping Court”

Zoë Blaylock

“Olga and the Wind, circa 1933”

Tanya Fenkell

“coup de foudre”

Tom Holmes

“The Night of Friday, February 10, 2023”

Lawrence Bridges

“Between Mid-Centuries”
“Hollywood at Night”

Kate Polak

“Vernal Equinox”

s. m. foran

“kafka in the snow”

Kenton K. Yee

“Chicks and Balances”

Eugene Datta

“What the Witness Knows”

Devin Lewis-Green

“Sedimentary”

Harry Bauld

“Welcome to Purgatory”

Jarett Greenstein

“All-Knowing”
“grownups”

Rosa Crepax

“I painted”

Ruby Lawrence

“Solo burn”

Andrew Mauzey & Jeff Stillion

“Day Dancing in the Santa Ana”

Nora Kirkham

“Matsu (松)”

FICTION

Andrea Stoll

Then the Scales Started

James P. Stuart

The Albrights

Kristen Leigh Schwarz

Exotic Living

Colette Parris

Vision Check

Adam Conner

And Romeo and Juliet Lived Happily Ever After

Jordan Souza

Angel

NONFICTION

Lydia Gwyn

Don’t Go Home

Telaina Eriksen

Full Confession

VISUAL ART

Art by Kathleen Frank - Ghost Gold Old Bodie

Kathleen Frank

Ghost Gold Old Bodie

Art by Joanna Mortreux - Flight of the choosey deities

Joanna Mortreux

Flight of the Choosey Deities

Art by Ronald Walker: The Personification of Stress

Ronald Walker

The Personification of Stress

Art by Ronald Walker: It's Only Natural

Ronald Walker

It’s Only Natural