Welcome back to MYTHOLOG.
We're extremely proud of this newest issue. We've 13 new stories and
poems, including one entitled simply 13. We've rock
stars, prophets, tricksters, witches, poets, dreamers, fairies, princesses,
wild women, talking animals, haunted mirrors, and the infamous Gaki, if you're up to it.
Native American themes and fairy tale patterns run through this issue,
and we've even more fine illustrations than last time. Stay awhile,
and if something in particular catches your fancy, let us know what
you think for our Mail section. Now, for the reason we're here...
Baku and the Dream Catchers
What do we do with our nightmares? E.A. Gundlach's marvellous self-illustrated tale
asks what would happen if something ate all our bad dreams. So sit down with a glass of cognac or a fine, weathered pipe and enjoy this Narnia-esque story of dreams and dreamcatchers.
Beaver Goes to a Party
People don't invite Coyote to
parties, but he goes anyway. And when Coyote puts his
magic together with his friend Jackalope's, Elizabeth
Barrette assures us that the combined mischief makes
uproarious party indeed
Wood Woman's Music
Dark lady of the wood, dark lady of the wild, the archetype who lives somewhere within all women -- Kimberlee Rettberg speaks with her voice and illuminates her image in this lyrical, mystical poem
and vibrant artwork.
Indian Ferry Bridge
You have to be careful what you pick up on the road. Charles Lipsig crosses urban legend with rural fairy tale in this road story
about modern development and a bridge between worlds. Ready to cross over?
Thoughts on a Critic Who Hated Anthropomorphic Poetry
You know that in the old days, bards could ruin a
man's reputation by writing a satirical poem about
him? Well, Maria Nutick could revive that ancient
tradition with this clear-eyed
. Only she doesn't give us the fellow's
They usually don't put thirteenth
in office buildings. Jamieson Wolf gives
us very good reason in this story, but it's not what
Maria Cecile's microflash revision of a fairytale packs a sexy punch into a single, small point of contact
Asher Black vividly retells a
traditional fairy tale
a different perspective. You'll guess the fairy tale
quickly, but your guess as to the outcome of
story will almost certainly be wrong.
White Tiger, Golden Dragon
It's never wise to disregard a friendly warning, as Elizabeth Barrette shows us in this spooky piece
, complete with lovely illustration by Amanda Burkinshaw.
An incautious word or two can have unexpected results. Tim Hoke's flash fiction
suggests that someone is always listening.
The Sky Minder
Charles Lipsig envisions an extraordinary future colored by ordinary human foibles in this beautiful sonnet
In J.R. Cain's fictional interpretation
of a historical record, a realization separates brother from brother at a crossroads of perception.
In memory of recent events and the precious ones we have lost, and because of the continued appalling deaths at crowded events and venues worldwide, we offer Kimberlee Sweeney-Rettberg's timely story with mourning and appreciation. It is the tale of a modern Druid
with his finger on the pulse of mass culture.
Next issue is coming June 1st, and we're expecting more great writing from
Elizabeth Barrette, Jamieson Wolf, Asher Black, and others. Come by in the meantime whenever you need a healthy dose of myth, eh? It can't be all work.
Except for our writers and artists. Be sure to get your submissions in early, and check our weblog (Mythologue) now and then for updates on needs, wants, and the meaning of life. Also, we'll keep our
Mail page updated as letters come in. You do want to know what other people are saying about MYTHOLOG, right? Thanks for reading. -- Asher Black, Editor-in-Chief