Wild Violet Featured Works: Week of Jan. 6 (New Year)

By on Jan 7, 2014 in Issue Archives

Happy New Year on rainbow oil background

As the new year charges off to a bitterly cold start (at least in much of the Northern Hemisphere), this week’s contributors wrap up the holidays and look forward to 2014.

John L. Moore’s short story, “The Saga of Salk Atnas,” is a wry postlude to the Christmas holiday.

In Margaret Karmazin’s short story, “Hallucinations,” an ob/gyn discovers a surprising connection between her life and the future of Earth.

Ansel Oommen’s photograph, “Eclosion,” evokes hints of renewal amidst this pale world.




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.