Many of the young people I told didn’t believe that dot-dot-dash in Morse code means “Oh, shit!” I saw tiny brown birds hopping about the gutter like crudely shaped souls. The clock never worked either. It was stopped at six-thirty. The high school girls who were smoking outside the mall entrance would cherish for the rest of their lives the memory of something that never happened.
Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the new poetry collection, Dreaming in Red, from Right Hand Pointing. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to a crisis center, which you can read about here. He is also the author of numerous chapbooks, including most recently The Devil’s Fuzzy Slippers from Flutter Press and Personal Myths from Writing Knights Press. He has two other chapbooks forthcoming, Fog Area from Dog on a Chain Press and The Death of Me from Pig Ear Press.
Deborah Scott, a graduate of the Drawing and Painting Atelier at Gage Academy of Art, lives with her husband and two children in Seattle, WA. Prior to Scott’s painting career she worked as a global brand marketer with familiar brands including Cheerios, Betty Crocker, and Amazon.com. Scott’s work is unique, contemporary and whimsical and it can be seen in a wide range of national venues including 2012 Contemporary Realism Biennial at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, WA, the Hive Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, and Susan Eley Fine Arts in New York, NY. www.deborahkscott.com