Ascending Notes

August 9 – 8:52 a.m. We are here.Some retching as always from the shift, some panic and disorientation even in the seasoned men. One never truly grows accustomed to this place, its hugeness and loudness. Even its silence hisses, even its darkness throbs. The very air is an avalanche upon us, and though it is…

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Isaac Marion

Isaac grew up in small towns around Washington where he worked as a heating installer, a security guard, and a visitation supervisor for foster children before publishing his debut novel in 2010. The first entry in the Warm Bodies Series became a New York Times bestseller and inspired a major film adaptation. It has been translated into twenty-five languages. Isaac lives in Seattle, where he writes fiction and plays music.

Michelle Lockamy

Michelle is an illustrator orbiting around Philadelphia, PA. She has a BFA in Illustration from Moore College of Art & Design, and has wanted to be an illustrator her entire life. Her whimsical award-winning art has appeared in games, books, and even as a window display in a department store. She spends her time illustrating personal and client work and working as the Gallery Manager of the Philadelphia Sketch Club. View her work at and follow her sketch adventures on Instagram @michellelockamy.

First Featured In: No. 10, spring 2018

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