Featured Works: Week of Oct. 27 (Halloween)

By on Oct 27, 2014 in Issue Archives

Drawing of bat

This week’s featured works harness the spirit of Halloween.

Halloween Hell” by Marguerite Elisofon depicts the challenges of trick-or-treating with special-needs children.

Rootwork” by Katherine L.P. King brews a story of love, desperation and witchcraft.

Keith Moul’s photographs, “Arizona Scrub” and “Montana Pine,” evoke the desolation associated with the late-fall holiday.


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; 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; and her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life, 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.