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"…Feeling out of place isn't such a bad thing," Jimmy replied. "If you feel too comfortable, you don't grow. You stay the same and then you're as good as dead."  
– From Grenville Part 2: Owl in Flight by Patricia Crisafulli

Welcome to the Spring edition of, the free e-literary magazine and community for readers and writers who enjoy original online fiction, inspiring essays, fine art, and poetry.

I'm ready for change. Not just spring, which has been late in arriving around here. Something stirs within me, too: my own spring of renewed creativity and, yes, hope. That bold, brave word is the "middle name" of this site and for a reason. Nothing gets created or sustained without hope. With hope, anything is possible. Here's wishing you abundant hope with an extra helping of love.

—Tricia Crisafulli

Shout Outs:

Fond congrats to a dear friend and an amazing poet, Susan Christine Waters, on the publication of her award winning chapbook, Heat Lightning, from Orchard Street Press.

Best wishes to Joshua Hren on the publication of his first collection of short stories, This Our Exile, from Angelico Press.

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Enjoy our newest original stories, essays, poetry, and fine art.
Grenville – a new series of original online fiction by Patricia Crisafulli
Grenville Part One – The Visitor  »
Grenville Part Two – Owl in Flight  »
Life in Motion
Fran Kokes explores freedom on two wheels in this essay of childhood achievement, surpassing parental limits, and accelerating into adulthood.  »
This Old House, This Old Room
Tom Sheehan offers a lyrical essay on the old home that holds ghosts, memories, poetry, and a legacy of inspiration.  »
Walls and Temptation's Hold
Caroline Bardwell offers two poems that explore what separates us, connects us, holds us back and finally sets us free.  »
Near to Where I'll Find Myself
Tom Sheehan's deeply moving poem of life and what lies beyond. »
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