Featured Works: Week of July 17 (Life Cycle)

By on Jul 16, 2017 in Issue Archives


Life is a series of moments: all of them important. This week our contributors provide glimpses of moments along the path of life.

The First Minutes” by Josh Karaczewski provides a unique perspective on a crucial life moment.

The Red Panda” by Aaron Sokoloff follows a zoo animal on the search for love and adventure.

Off the Road to Hana” and “The Sky is Bursting with Rainlight” by Tim Staley shows how one person processes the loss of a family member.

Last Days of Uncle Arnold” by Ayaz Daryl Nielsen depicts moments at the end of a lifetime.


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 (which she plans to update this year); 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. She lives with her husband and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative second grader, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.