Literature

New Story by Jerry Bisantz

LEAVES, AND OTHER MASOCHISTIC VENTURES By Jerry Bisantz The majestic Maple. The over -arching Oak. The beauty of these amazing trees are one of the reasons we fell in love with our house so many years ago. Sentinels of Suburbia, they tower over our house, one in the backyard, one…

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New Short Story by David Daniel

New fiction from David Daniel. Windows By David Daniel A panel of writers, editors, and agents were talking on the radio about how publishing has changed, taken over by Amazon and e-books and POD, literary agents running scared, good books and bad glutting the market, most with nary a ripple…

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Paul Marion: A Poem

Catching Perfect Spirals Trees change at night to yellow, orange, brown. On warm afternoons my friends and I, boys and girls, Raced downfield to catch every perfect spiral. We tackled each other as if trying to hurt one another When all we wanted was to be good at what we…

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“Woodbines and Tall Tales” and “A Christmas Wake” by BERNIE CONDON

Throughout October, Trasna will focus on the Celtic festival of Samhain, better known to Americans as Halloween. The holiday originated in Ireland and celebrates that time of year when the veil between this world and the next grows thin, and life seems more mysterious. This week we feature two poems by Bernie Condon, as…

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Everybody Goes Home in October

Everybody Goes Home in October By David Daniel In Jack Kerouac’s classic novel, On the Road, his protagonist, setting off on yet another road journey, heading back to the East Coast this time, tells us, “The bus roared on. I was going home in October. Everybody goes home in October.”…

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Celebrating Samhain, by Orla O’Connell from “The Way of the Seabhean”

Throughout October, Trasna will focus on the Celtic festival of Samhain, known better to Americans as Halloween. The holiday originated in Ireland and celebrates that time of year when the veil between this world and the next grows thin, and life seems more mysterious. This week we feature a blog piece by writer Orla…

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