Volume 2, Issue 6    |    ISSN: 1941-2908
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Cold Covers

by ADRIENNE J. ODASSO






          Behind the cobbled walls rise linden
          and bramble, where the low grass was home
          to kings' soldiers. So, too, the young lovers
          stole in secret through the branches, basking

          in the noon sun's splintered gold. Dear prince,
          he said, sweet prince. They'll scale the shadows
          and find us here by sunset
. No laughter
          can change this chance; no breath under blue

          of the brilliant twilight will find them
          alive. Listen, he said, now listen
          to the leaves and watch the lichen
          glisten, my sweet prince and true
.

          They're sleeping, so cover the low grass
          with stone. Linden, bramble, and rue.





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Adrienne J. Odasso is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the University of York (UK) English Department. Her poetry has appeared in Strong Verse, Aesthetica, Hum-Drum, and Succour magazines.  Her short fiction has appeared in Issue #2 of Behind the Wainscot and in the recently released Ruins Terra anthology from Hadley Rille Books. New poetry currently appears in Sybil's Garage No. 5 and will be appearing in the upcoming Little Red Riding Hood anthology from Drollerie Press. She was also Guest-Editor for Behind the Wainscot 6




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      CONTENTS

     

      FICTION


      —Shadows in My Mind
S.C. BRYCE

      —All Roads Are One
DEENA FISHER

      —Three Views of the Maiden in Peril
CATHERINE LUNDOFF

      —She Has a Nice Personality
E.C. MYERS

      —Running the Road
NANCY JANE MOORE

      —Flowertongue
JESSICA REISMAN

     

      POETRY


      —Cold Covers
ADRIENNE J. ODASSO

      —Four Last Things
ADRIENNE J. ODASSO

      —Bog
KRISTINE ONG MUSLIM

      —Stealing Bodies
KRISTINE ONG MUSLIM

     

      NONFICTION


      —Archetypical Metafiction: Scrutinizing Fallen Archetypes
TOIYA KRISTEN FINLEY

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