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1Spaceports & Spidersilk

January 2019

Edited by Marcie Tentchoff

Published by Nomadic Delirium Press at Smashwords

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Cover Art: “Demonic Chaos” by Jane Baker


From the Editor

(B)lizard by Pamela Love

A Conversion Problem by Chris Dean

untitled by Lauren McBride

Swish, Away! by Sara Codair

Night Delight by Guy Belleranti

One Little House by Laurence Raphael Brothers

untitled by David Kopaska-Merkel

As Dreams Take Flight by Paul Alex Gray

untitled by Lisa Timpf

Under the Super Harvest Blood Moon byAndrew K Hoe

From the Editor

Welcome, readers, to the January issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk. Here you will find ten tales, in prose and poem form.

One is for a (b)lizard, a storm of icy white,

Two is for two children confronting alien plight,

Three is for umbrellas to stem the raindrops’ flow,

Four's a cave of monsters, just seeking room to grow,

Five's a tempting book page that glimmers in the dark,

Six legs are what each ant has - don’t crush them for a lark,

Seven's one small dragon, beloved and bejewelled,

Eight’s a rite of passage -- brave wing beats as the tool,

Nine is for new flavors no human can achieve,

And ten's a flow of teardrops, when no one will believe.

If, in these pieces, you find things that make you laugh, cry, and think, then we as writers and editors are doing our jobs.



by Pamela Love

Though some say it’s a blizzard,

What stalked in last night

Is a dazzling, wintry lizard

With scales of blinding white.

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