This new haiga by Marie Vibbert (she took the picture herself) was inspired by seeing this spaceship-style office building plonked in the middle of a cracked car park. Besides selling twenty-odd short stories, a dozen poems and a few comics, Marie Vibbert has been a medieval (SCA) squire, ridden 17% of the roller coasters in the United States and has played O-line and D-line for the Cleveland Fusion women’s tackle football team. Find out more at http://marievibbert.com or by following @mareasie on twitter.
Deborah L. Davitt was raised in Reno, Nevada, but received her MA in English from Penn State. She currently lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and son. Her poetry has received Rhyslingand Pushcart nominations and appeared in over twenty journals; her short fiction has appeared in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Compelling Science Fiction, Grievous Angel, and The Fantasist. For more about her work visit http://www.edda-earth.com
D.A. Xiaolin Spires waits by ponds, making faces until the fishes emerge. Her work appears or is forthcoming in various publications such as Grievous Angel, Clarkesworld, Fireside, Analog, Reckoning, Galaxy's Edge, Terraform, LONTAR, Gathering Storm Magazine, Andromeda Spaceways, Star*line, Eye to the Telescope, Liminality and Story Seed Vault as well as anthologies of the strange and delightful, such as Sharp & Sugar Tooth, Broad Knowledge and Ride the Star Wind. She can be found on her website daxiaolinspires.wordpress.com or on Twitter: @spireswriter
Original photos by: Jeremy Thomas, Elise St. Clair and Octavian Rosca
The Seventies Prog Rock band Yes are currently on tour again, so we couldn't resist this haiga by one of our regular contributors John Hawkhead!
By S. J. Ross studies history in Montana, where driveways need cattle grids and space junk fills the night sky.
D.A. Xiaolin Spires stares at skies and wonders what there is to eat out there in the cosmos. Spires aspires to be a 3-D printing gourmand, but will happily concede with producing and consuming quixotic fiction and poetry.
Spires lives in oscillation between Asia and the US, and currently resides in Hawai'i. You can find her sniffing tropical fruit at farmer's markets, scouring lawns and beaches for fallen plumeria blossoms and boarding research vessels. Her work appears or is forthcoming in various publications such as Grievous Angel, Clarkesworld, Analog, Reckoning, Retro Future, LONTAR, Gathering Storm Magazine, Andromeda Spaceways, Star*line, Eye to the Telescope and Story Seed Vault; as well as anthologies of the strange and delightful, such as Sharp & Sugar Tooth, Broad Knowledge and Ride the Star Wind. She can be found on her website http://daxiaolinspires.wordpress.com & on Twitter: @spireswriter
By John Hawkhead - a writer of haiku and other short poetry forms. His work has been published all over the world in small press magazines and the Internet. His book of poetry and haiku Witness is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iTunes. And we're loving the Yes Closer to the Edge album vibe!
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