Vol. 2_ Number 2 (Spring 2004) - Cover art by Mike “Warble” Finucane
Vol. 2_ Number 2 (Spring 2004) - Cover art by Mike “Warble” Finucane

Volume 2 Number 2

Spring 2004

Mosaic serial continues. A creation myth, dystopian fiction, a mediaeval-modern love story, and a Sleeping Beauty poem. Illustrations by Teresa Tunaley and Mike "Warble" Finucane. 6 works.

Spring Issue

This issue, we're pleased to bring you four new stories and two poems, including the second installment in the Mosaic Soliloquies, and a pair of wonderful illustrations. We were excited to begin our second year with an amazing Anniversary Issue, and are grateful to our writers, readers, illustrators, and sponsors for continuing to make MYTHOLOG possible.

The Rundle

A competition has begun, and the stake is reality. So place your bets... Rundle or Schemer, the difference could mean the world. Terry Dartnall's own creation myth is illustrated by Teresa Tunaley.

Sleeping Beauty

You'll want to move your lips for this one. After all, it ends with a kiss. Elizabeth Barrette's beauty of a poem is illustrated by Mike "Warble" Finucane.

Mosaic Soliloquies #2

Joseph Farrell's second installment in the Mosaic Soliloquies is Theodora's response to her brother Vardas, who began the serial with last issue's soliloquy one. The Soliloquies are historical fiction in poetic form, set amid the dark treachery surrounding the Byzantine Empire.

Everything's a Secret, But All is Known

Mari Miller-Lamb's dystopian story might seem as foreign or familiar as a totalitarian state or life in contemporary corporate culture. If you like Zamyatin, Huxley, and Kafka, you'll like Lamb's piece.

Editor Pieces

Asher Black, our editor, weaves together different yet not-so-different times, in mediaeval-modern lover's story, Fine Print. Asher has a history degree, so expect an academic observation or two. In addition, The Haunt is a ghost story by Asher Black with a twist. Shopping for a house? Realtors welcome. Metafiction deliberately blurs the line between fiction and reality by, among other techniques, featuring the author as a character. Asher writes metafiction that explores the writer's process. Asher's Haunt can be visited virtually at asherblack.com

Mike 'Warble' Finucane

Pen and ink drawings are Warble's specialty. He's done a number of illustrations for us, but the Black Lion is the first cover. Custom-designed for MYTHOLOG, you'll see it as one of the random possible covers when you visit MYTHOLOG. If you like his work, be sure to visit Warble's gallery.

For broken links or other errors, contact Asher Black via his website.