Featured: Week of Jan. 28 (Families)

By on Jan 29, 2013 in Issue Archives

This week, our contributors take a look at families, of all sorts.

Christina Ginfrida’s short story, “Opere Roma,” tells a story of an orphaned boy who gets placed with a very unusual foster family. 

Alizabeth Rasmussen’s essay, “The Art of Goodbye,” depicts a divorced mom coping with shared custody. 

Sam Grieve’s short story, “The Heartbreak of Long Division,” follows two sisters as they deal with grief over two continents. 

Raud Kennedy’s short story, “Strays,” is a tale of two lost souls who find each other, one of whom happens to be a dog. 



Alyce Wilson is the editor of Wild Violet and in her copious spare time writes humor, non-fiction, fiction and poetry and infrequently keeps an online journal. Her first chapbook, Picturebook of the Martyrs; her e-book/pamphlet, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags ; her book of essays and columns, The Art of Life; her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life, and her newest poetry collection, Owning the Ghosts, can all be ordered from her Web site, AlyceWilson.com. In late 2019, she published a volume of poetry by her third great-grandfather, Reading's Physician Poet: Poems by Dr. James Meredith Mathews, which also contains genealogical information about the Mathews family. She lives with her husband and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative son, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.