Graveyard Words: A Tanka | McKenzie Richardson

Chilly autumn breeze

grave rubbings on white paper

faded words remain

speak out names long forgotten

spirits are walking tonight.


McKenzie Richardson lives in Milwaukee, WI. Recently, her work has been featured in various anthologies through Black Hare Press, Iron Faerie Publishing, Dragon Soul Press, and Eerie River Publishing. She has also published a middle-grade novel, Heartstrings, as well as a poetry collaboration with Casey Renee Kiser, 433 Lighted Way.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mckenzielrichardson/

Blog: http://www.craft-cycle.com

Shadow Walkers: A Tanka | McKenzie Richardson

Walking down the street

the shadows seem to follow

I do not look back

a shiver runs up my spine

and I feel breath on my neck.


McKenzie Richardson lives in Milwaukee, WI. Recently, her work has been featured in various anthologies through Black Hare Press, Iron Faerie Publishing, Dragon Soul Press, and Eerie River Publishing. She has also published a middle-grade novel, Heartstrings, as well as a poetry collaboration with Casey Renee Kiser, 433 Lighted Way.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mckenzielrichardson/

Blog: http://www.craft-cycle.com

Cliff | Frank Hubeny

Looking cautiously over the cliff I saw it drop straight down and then I felt the push.


Frank Hubeny spends his time between Miami Beach and Northbrook, Illinois.  He has appeared in The Lyric, Snakeskin and Ancient Paths Literary Magazine.  He regularly posts poetry, short fiction and photography to https://frankhubeny.blog

Who was she? | Shreya Chatterjee

She placed a hand on my shoulder, but I didn’t sense her touch and when we clicked pictures together, she wasn’t seen in those photographs, I wonder was it just a dream?


Shreya Chatterjee is a 18 years old student belonging to Dhanbad, India. She has a passion for writing and to pursue her interest, she hosts a website called The Brainy Essays. Here’s the link to it

Gardening: A Haiku | McKenzie Richardson

Unfortunately,

I forgot to feed the plants.

Their bites remind me.


McKenzie Richardson lives in Milwaukee, WI. Recently, her work has been featured in various anthologies through Black Hare Press, Iron Faerie Publishing, Dragon Soul Press, and Eerie River Publishing. She has also published a middle-grade novel, Heartstrings, as well as a poetry collaboration with Casey Renee Kiser, 433 Lighted Way.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mckenzielrichardson/

Blog: http://www.craft-cycle.com

Dinner | Frank Hubeny

Aunt Betty said she wants the scream of a deranged frog to season tonight’s soup and if need be I could squeeze it out of him.


Frank Hubeny spends his time between Miami Beach and Northbrook, Illinois.  He has appeared in The Lyric, Snakeskin and Ancient Paths Literary Magazine.  He regularly posts poetry, short fiction and photography to https://frankhubeny.blog.

Halloween masquerade | Shreya Chatterjee

He wore a mask and tried to deceive the mirror, but little did he know, that the mirror had already given up, for people wear so many masks on their faces, that it’s difficult to recognise the true face.


Shreya Chatterjee is a 18 years old student belonging to Dhanbad, India. She has a passion for writing and to pursue her interest, she hosts a website called The Brainy Essays. Here’s the link to it

Afternoon in an Antique Shop: A Haiku | McKenzie Richardson

He explored the shop.

“What a realistic puppet.”

“Thanks,” it responded.


McKenzie Richardson lives in Milwaukee, WI. Recently, her work has been featured in various anthologies through Black Hare Press, Iron Faerie Publishing, Dragon Soul Press, and Eerie River Publishing. She has also published a middle-grade novel, Heartstrings, as well as a poetry collaboration with Casey Renee Kiser, 433 Lighted Way.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mckenzielrichardson/

Blog: http://www.craft-cycle.com