Featured Contributors Spring/Summer 2014
Top Row: Left to right, Ashley Dioses, Peycho Kanev, Stella Santamaria,
Craig A. Hart, Mark Burchard, Venger As'Nas Satanis
Bottom Row: Left to right, G. David Schwartz, Anthony J. Langford,
Richard Hartwell, Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino
Featured Artist:Tomasz Wieja
A CALENDAR IN SOIL AND SHED
by John Grey
*Any Night* by Peggy Carter
Counting Bodies by Rebecca Freeh
Fluoride for the road by Tom Pescatore
Folding Dirty Laundry by Colleen Colkitt
Forget Me Not by Kenneth Wortendyke, Jr
"I've been diagnosed..." by Jan Spence
No Fixer-Uper by Jeff Bernstein
One Eyeball by David Lawrence
Sonnet for K by Charles Byrne
The City Cemetery by John Sibley Williams
Wicked Funeral by Michael O' Connor
THE PIG AND THEPROSELYTIZER
by Dennis Vanvick
Current Issue: Spring/Summer 2014
Next issue availble October 2014
Cover Art (Dead End Collective) by Niall Parkinson
The Stray Branch
Publishing poetry, fiction, art and
photography since 2008.
Founder/Editor: Debbie Berk
"All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud,
fear, greed, imagination, and poetry." -Edgar Allan Poe
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Fiction by Anita Stewart
Jay Hamilton struggled to breathe as his wife, Sophia, stood
beside his hospital bed, weeping.
"Sophia, my ... heart will ... always belong to you." He held her hand
over his chest and closed his eyes.
Two weeks later...
With her lover at her side, Sophia listened as the lawyer read the will.
"To my faithful dog, Boomer, I leave all my money."
She gasped. "What do I get?"
A metal box was handed to her. The blood drained from her face as
she looked inside.
"What's in it?" her lover asked.
"His damn heart!"
Animantion by Debbie Berk using stock image from http://www.123rf.com
Anita is from a small town in Mississippi, and likes to write mysteries, science fiction, romance, humor and historical fiction. She has a story published in Flash Me Magazine. Her hobbies are enjoying life, cooking, writing and reading.
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