Featured Works: Week of Sep. 4 (Friendship)

By on Sep 4, 2023 in Featured

Silhouetted group of people on grassy field

“Friendship” by Paulo Otavio Diniz Rodrigues (https://flic.kr/p/7qBgkT)

Friendship keeps us going, gives us support, tells us who we are, and forms a basis for our life’s stories. This week’s contributors examine different ways that friends can impact our lives.

4’33” by Glenn Kane relives a day of mischief, courtesy of a fellow high school band member.

Old friends reconnect in “Visitor” by Kevin J. Lenihan, as their memories give way to a darker present.

Stoned English Majors” by Stuart Michaelson is a coming-of-age story where independence, and friendship, sometimes prove to be at odds.

Burning Out” by Kevin J.B. O’Connor examines the way that memories may be discarded as friends drift apart. 



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.