We spend at least half our lives in our dreams, and dream imagery is one of the most visceral ways of expressing our hopes, dreams, fantasies and fears. This week, join us for a trip into the dreamworld.
Mark Joseph Kiewlak’s story, “Magic,” depicts a world where magic may be more than it seems.
Bruce McRae’s poem, “Shopping,” takes a dreamlike look at the nexus of consumerism and desire.
Maurice Oliver’s poem, “Or Musical Instruments Like the Guillotine…” uses dream imagery to illustrate insomnia.
Sean Lause’s poem, “My Magic Newlywed Neighbors,” provides a fanciful, voyeuristic look at love.
Alyce Wilson is the editor of Wild Violet
and in her copious spare time writes humor, non-fiction, fiction and poetry, keeps an online journal,
and is working on a book, Belated Mommy: How to Cope With Being an Older Mom.
Her first chapbook, Picturebook of the Martyrs,
and her e-book/pamphlet, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags
(which she plans to update soon) and her book of essays and columns, The Art of Life,
can be ordered from her Web site, AlyceWilson.com
. She lives with her husband in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her attractive cat, Luke, and handsome toddler, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.