The Beautiful One Has Come. Fiction by Suzanne Kamata

The Beautiful One Has Come All night long I watch the planes crash into the twin towers.  And crash again.  The balls of fire, the plummeting bodies, the sudden sag of skyscrapers.  All night I watch the broadcasts from America on television and think of Nefertiti. This is what I know of that Egyptian queen: Continue reading “The Beautiful One Has Come. Fiction by Suzanne Kamata”

A Letter to My Readers. Fiction by Connie Woodring

A Letter to My Readers I am a writer of short stories, novels, and poetry. No thanks to my husband, Frank, who hates the fact that I write. He made me quit college to marry him so I would never land my dream job of art critic at the New York Times. He put meContinue reading “A Letter to My Readers. Fiction by Connie Woodring”

High Tea. Fiction by Eliot Hudson

High Tea “I don’t see what all the fuss is about, Archibald. This truly is the best of all possible worlds; Africa is butter upon bacon!” Reginald inspected the feast by straining his frail arm to hoist pince-nez before his cloudy eye. The monocle shook as he mustered the strength to hold it atop hisContinue reading “High Tea. Fiction by Eliot Hudson”

Chin Chin Chan. Fiction by Robert Olen Butler

Chin Chin Chan  student, beheaded by Chinese authorities for maintaining a romantic correspondence with an American girl he met while studying in the U.S.A., 1882 moon no longer a blossom a pearl a lantern in a lover’s door but a bodiless face, mine, in a train window, she on the platform trying not to lookContinue reading “Chin Chin Chan. Fiction by Robert Olen Butler”

The Woman Who Vanished into Thin Air. Fiction by Raine Geoghegan

The Woman Who Vanished into Thin Air Her red velvet dressing gown hanging on the back gate, the navy slippers abandoned on the wet grass and the blue tinted morning light, this is what I remember, will always remember about that day. It’s been three years since Izzy disappeared. She simply vanished and I amContinue reading “The Woman Who Vanished into Thin Air. Fiction by Raine Geoghegan”

Yellow Fly. Fiction by Niles M. Reddick

Yellow Fly We weren’t out of the car five minutes at our rented condo at Grayton Beach, Florida, just off highway 30A, when my teen daughter screamed she’d been bitten by a yellow fly, an annoying species that defied bug spray and had its habitat in inland water where it can’t be eradicated due toContinue reading “Yellow Fly. Fiction by Niles M. Reddick”

Call for September Mss: 100 Thousand Poets (and writers) for Change

For our September issue, WordCity Literary Journal is joining the 100 Thousand Poets for Change movement, and seeking poetry, fiction, memoir, essays and book reviews that address change. We hope to see writing that brings awareness of issues that require change, of changes that are already in progress, of initiatives and ideas for change. TheContinue reading “Call for September Mss: 100 Thousand Poets (and writers) for Change”

WordCity Literary Journal. July 2021

Table of Contents Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack Welcome to WordCity Literary Journal’s July 2021 issue. For this collection, while we accepted works that address many different themes, we also expanded on one that was brought forward by our fiction editor, Sylvia Petter. Sylvia noted that 2021 marks only 50 years since WomenContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. July 2021”

Table of Contents. July 2021

Main Journal Letter from the Editor.Darcie Friesen Hossack   Podcast.Produced by Jane Spokenword Nathan D. Horowitz   Fiction.Edited by Sylvia Petter July Fiction Prelude by Sylvia Petter The Log Boom. by Mitch Toews The Silent Imagination. by Gerald Shepherd The Shaming of Oshia. by Joshua Akemecha Two Dead Poets. by Roger Moore Rashida’s Daughter. byContinue reading “Table of Contents. July 2021”

a world almost. A poem by Ken Cathers

a world almost how delicate the cobweb strung between trees the precise lattice of design destroyed as I walk through. now I feel the glue of those invisible threads the itch of spiders crawling, await the bite. . . oblivious to other symmetries made useless, the secret order of things torn apart I turn intoContinue reading “a world almost. A poem by Ken Cathers”