Featured Works: Week of April 1 (Relationships)

By on Mar 31, 2019 in Featured

Two chalk faces on a sidewalk

Relationships are among the most important experiences of life, and this week’s contributors look at a variety of kinds.

That Month My Mother Begged to Wait with Her in the Dark” by Lyn Lifshin reflects on a mother-daughter relationship and its changes.

Mama’s Boy” by Robert Pfeiffer shares a son’s perspective on his connection to his mother.

Lunch, 1968” by Stuart Michaelson looks at how friendship can be complicated by external forces, such as race and politics.

Chicken Noodle Soup Maiden” by Stuart Michaelson depicts a creative young boy’s struggles with infatuation.

If We Lived Together” by Tina Ralls looks at the everyday reality of romantic love.

 

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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 third grader, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.