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Issue 2, Spring 2019

Spring 2019
”Love and Betrayal”

 

Letter From The Editor

You find us again and we, the humble curators, are so very thrilled to be found. We humans are fickle creatures after all; we love, we lose ourselves, and we betray. Life, that thing happening to you, right now, this very moment, is filled to the brim with people busy kissing and laughing and loving and stabbing each other in the back. Love and Betrayal knows all professions: janitors, politicians, oh and writers, writers especially. We writers create characters that seem more real than ourselves. We so cleverly weave webs with our keyboards and pens and typewriters. We adore this dance of spinning plates but the reader demands more, thrills, tragedy, the climax as it were. As the reader demands so do we provide. As Faulkner (allegedly) said, “Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, kill your darlings,” we, the author, must let those spinning plates crash explosively to the ground. In the spirit of those very particular betrayals, here is a selection of formerly spinning plates, carefully smashed for your perusal and enjoyment. The team at littledeath hopes you return to view more.
-Richard


 

This issue’s artist feature is Elle Danbury. Elle has had her photography published in Barren Magazine and Cauldron Anthology. After leaving city life many years ago, she moved into her own little forest in northern British Columbia Canada, to find out who she was and what her passions were. Always a lover of nature, she seems to have found a niche for herself there with her photography and writing. She can be found on Twitter @Elleoftheforest.

 

 
[NF] NO REFUNDS - Daryll Graff

[NF] NO REFUNDS - Daryll Graff

[P] Paris - Daniella Deutsch

[P] Paris - Daniella Deutsch

[F] Telling Time - Stefan Kiesbye

[F] Telling Time - Stefan Kiesbye

[NF] Nightcrawlers - Joe Griffin

[NF] Nightcrawlers - Joe Griffin

[P] What They Have in Common - Carmen Barefield

[P] What They Have in Common - Carmen Barefield

[F] Rival Night - James J. Hatfield

[F] Rival Night - James J. Hatfield

[P] the time you tried to fuck me in the bed of your truck - Wanda Deglane

[P] the time you tried to fuck me in the bed of your truck - Wanda Deglane

[F] The Mine Thief - Kevin Wayne Zerbe

[F] The Mine Thief - Kevin Wayne Zerbe

[F] Graffiti - Andrea Jefferson

[F] Graffiti - Andrea Jefferson

[P] Body Sonnet - Sean Glatch

[P] Body Sonnet - Sean Glatch

[NF] It’s Time to Get Fucking Weird - Andrew Miller

[NF] It’s Time to Get Fucking Weird - Andrew Miller

[F] Intimacy - Michael Chin

[F] Intimacy - Michael Chin

[P] sober - Zara Shams

[P] sober - Zara Shams

[P] The Catacombs of Capulet - December Lace

[P] The Catacombs of Capulet - December Lace

[F] Pink Bermudas - Kathryn Ordiway

[F] Pink Bermudas - Kathryn Ordiway

[NF] MILK - Melanie Czerwinski

[NF] MILK - Melanie Czerwinski

[P] A Cousin Asks for a Recipe for My Mother’s Peach Pie - Tom Daley

[P] A Cousin Asks for a Recipe for My Mother’s Peach Pie - Tom Daley

[P] Artist Statement - Taylor Rossics

[P] Artist Statement - Taylor Rossics

[F] This Is Where You Leave Me - Couri Johnson

[F] This Is Where You Leave Me - Couri Johnson