Featured Works: Week of Nov. 16 (Life Stages)

By on Nov 16, 2020 in Issue Archives


The way we see the world can be strongly influenced by our age and our particular point in our life’s path, as this week’s contributors illustrate.

Who I Wanted to Be,” a poem by Judith Ann Levinson, presents a delicate portrait of a child’s hopes for her future.

The poem “Wildflowering” by John Zedolik praises the beauty in imperfection that a teenager would overlook.

In the short story, “The Bridge to Restitution,” Joe Ducato depicts a group of adolescent friends whose adult destinies draw closer.

For What It’s Worth,” a story by Stuart Michaelson, relives the uncertain days of relationships as a young adult in the 1960s.

Injured Shadow” by Michael Lee Johnson throws light on the confusion and yearning that can accompany aging.



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.