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Editor's Note

Get ready to fall into summer and the vibrant water of our cover art “At the Beach,” by Michael Noonan. Explore the depths of the color blue in Christine Vartoughian’s flash fiction, “The Color of Forgotten Dreams,” hunt for water in Nicholas Wright’s short story, “Millennial Elysium,” and feel the waves lap at your legs in Melissa Fitzpatrick’s flash, “Beach People.” Let the ocean water wash away your regret in Amber Cherichetti’s short story “Sea Salt,” and find comfort in the summer evening sky in Melissa Lee’s creative nonfiction, “Always, Forever.” 


We have impressive work by debut authors in this issue, including Samantha Joslin’s debut flash “Fantasy” and Lizzie Bellinger’s debut creative nonfiction “The Secret Stories of Shoes.” Thank you to every writer and artist in this issue for trusting us with your work.  


Our next issue is due out August 5th to celebrate our eighth year of bringing you work from emerging and established creators.   




Stephanie Katz  

Editor in Chief  

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