Saint Jake of the Funhouse - Douglas Kolacki - short story
New Profession - Guy Belleranti - poem
Offbeat - Lauren McBride - short story
me and the fair - josh byer - poem
The Hurdy Gurdy Man - E. Hull - short story
Lagniappe - Catherine Moore - poem
Farewell to Flesh - Lindsey Duncan - short story
Venice - Patricia La Barbera - poem
The Tatooed Woman - Christine Rains - short story
New Orleans; Circa Fat Tuesday - Darrell Lindsey - poem
Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down - Damien Walters Grintalis - short story
Winter Carnival - Patty Saturn - poem
The Wild Hunt - Kristina Lee - short story
Milano, Coming Home - George Moore - poem
Mascaren - Ben A. Bell - shor story
Equestrienne - John Hayes - poem
All the Fun of the Fair - Peter Caunt - short story
A school friend goes to visit Saint Jake; an alien encounters a young woman at Carnivale in Brazil; a child listens to the music of The Hurdy Gurdy Man; A dancer's night of farewell to flesh; there something different about those tattoos; a young couple's encounter with a voodoo man at Mardi Gras; teenagers attend a carnival passing through town; a young woman's encounter with a mask seller; and two young boys go for a carnival ride. With poetry by: Guy Belleranti, josh byer, Catherine Moore, Patricia La Barbera, Darrell Lindsey, Patty Saturn, George Moore, and John Hayes.
If some of those names look familiar, well, yes, they have contributed to previous issues of Emerald Tales. The more issues that I put out, the more repeat submissions I get, and the harder it is to decide which ones to use and which ones to pass on. I've said this before and I'll say it again: If you all would start submitting crap, it would make the decision process so much easier. It's torture to pass on a previous contributor's well-written but just doesn't fit the theme story. On the other hand, it's always a delight to find new-to-me authors and poets to publish.
I'm caught up on acknowledging the Emerald Tales submissions. If you submitted to "It was a bright and sunny day" issue and you didn't get an acknowledgement from me, send it to me again. Today.
I am not caught up on Crystal Codices. I will be wading through those next.