Featured Works: Week of Feb. 12 (Love)

By on Feb 13, 2018 in Issue Archives

KFP with painted heart sculpture

This week, in honor of Valentine’s Day, our contributors look at various phases of romantic love.

My Favorite Flower” by Milton P. Ehrlich evokes the urgency of young love.

A Character from Proust” by Jonathan Bracker provides a snapshot of a love begun to sour.

The Second to the Last Time” by Cinthia Ritchie depicts the last moments of a relationship.

Anniversary” by James B. Nicola reflects on the origins of a long-time love.

My Wife Peeling an Apple” by Robert Pfeiffer captures the subtle beauty of quiet moments together.


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.