Featured Works: Week of Dec. 29 (Reflection)

By on Dec 29, 2014 in Issue Archives

Wreath Reflection

As the final days of 2014 wind down and we look forward to 2015, this week’s contributors aid us with a little self-reflection.

In Jenna B. Morgan’s short story, “The Coefficient of Friction,” a college professor comes to terms with her changing life.

In Michael Estabrook’s poem, “At McDonald’s,” people-watching at a fast-food joint causes the speaker to turn inwards.

In Paul Alan Ruben’s short story, “An Actress Prepares,” a single mother, unhappy with her acting career, makes a dire decision.


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.