Mary Steer's work has appeared in ODD-isms, the Halcyon Reader, 50-Word Stories, Fiction on the Web, Quick Brown Fox, Brilliant Flash Fiction, and CommuterLit. Currently working on a novel, she is often seduced by the siren call of flash fiction and short stories. She lives near Toronto, Canada.

Elaine Webster's fiction and poetry have appeared in the California Writers Club's Literary Review, Redwood Writers' Anthology And The Beats Go On, and Wordforest's award winning collection Sisters Born, Sisters Found. She lives in Northern California surrounded by vineyards and earthquake faults.

Kathleen Thomas is a writer, painter, and dedicated traveler who cultivates her muse in nature, with loved ones, and behind the walls of a state mental hospital. Her work has appeared in Sun Magazineand California Writers Club's Literary Review. When not blogging, Kathleen sips Napa Valley wine with the Best Critique Group Ever.

Kierstin Bridger is a Colorado writer, winner of the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize, the ACC Writer's Studio award, and was short-listed for the Manchester Poetry Competition in the UK. She is editor of Ridgway Alley Poems and Co-Director of Open Bard Poetry Series. She earned her MFA from Pacific University

Dare Porter, a long time graphic designer, took the playa cover photograph at Burning Man 2008 with a Nikon 800. He has since switched to his iPhone, they being ubiquitous and thus less obvious when in use.

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One Picture - One Thousand words

Summer 2016