APRIL 2021


by Ephiny Gale

The reason Trent from Pionnarm contacts me: in a survey of 300 people, several respondents said I was the loveliest person they knew.


Pionnarm wants to copy my personality. It wants to sell it as one of the software options for their new android model: Lovely Lila. Customers can also choose from Sultry Samantha, Playful Peyton, Whimsical Willow, or Cool Cherry, which makes me think of a car paint colour more than a woman’s name.


Copying my personality would only take a few hours, Trent says, and wouldn’t hurt at all. They’d offer generous compensation.


Lovely Lilas
by Ephiny Gale
My Moon in Red
by L. Michelle Tago-Tu’itupou
Joe Fledge's Jump
by Patrice Sarath


We Fly
by Gerri Leen
Five Haikus
by Greg Fewer
The Terraformer of Bigotry
by Dawn Vogel


The ‘Shiny’ Animals

of Nature

by Nick D’Onofrio


Letter from the Editor
by Tristan Evarts
Other fiction in this issue:

Rope Ladder to the Moon by Andrew Darlington

The Fifth Stage by Erin Smith

They Shall Feed the Earth by J.B. Polk

Other poetry in this issue:

The Garden Trellis (A Cascade) by Dawn Vogel

Highway by Garrett Carroll

Nebulous Sunflowers by Garrett Carroll

Holography by Louis Girón

Finding a Planet Within the Rocks by M.C. Childs

Giants by Lynn White

Calling on Neighbors by M.C. Childs

Prodigal—A Villanelle by R.K. Rugg

The Bird that Flies Backwards by Andrew Darlington

Scaling by Louis Gallo

Science Learning Through Arts by Sukarma Rani Thareja

Other non-fiction in this issue:

Learning Ecologies by Randall Hayes