Featured: Week of July 15 (Surrealism)

By on Jul 14, 2013 in Issue Archives

Hedge maze with kitten and dinosaur

This week’s pieces take a surrealistic view of everyday life: blending dreamlike and realistic imagery with surprising results that point to greater truths.

Robert Repino’s fiction piece, “Erase,” explores the nexus of paranoia and technology in the Information Age. 

Harley April’s story, “Bottom Dwelling,” takes us out to dinner at a place that becomes increasingly more unsettling. 

John Szabo’s prose poem, “My Bobble Head Dashboard Deity,” ponders the nature of religion with the help of said bobble head. 



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.