Featured Works: Week of August 10 (Summer Memories)

By on Aug 8, 2015 in Issue Archives

Bicycle with ball (from yesterday in the park)

As we in the Northern Hemisphere luxuriate in the final weeks of summer, this seemed a perfect time to share some reflections on the season.

Edinburgh Rock” by Joanna M. Weston recalls the tastes and sights of a childhood vacation memory.

Housekeeping” by Anthony Botti reflects on hot summer days spent cleaning with his mother, instead of swimming.

The Blue Hour” by Anthony Botti peers deeply into the summer twilight.


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.