Friends Forever

I found out I was pregnant the same day you got an abortion. We were both seventeen. Back home, high on pot, you swayed in the living room of the small single wide humming Beatles’ tunes. I listened in my terror from the back bedroom. We both needed a little help from our friends. Life…

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Laura Atanacio Edington

Laura Atanacio Edington is a lifelong educator who retired two years ago after teaching high school and middle school English for 37 years. Laura has written poetry her entire life, and has just recently begun exploring writing longer pieces and children’s stories. Her poetry has won awards in local contests and has been published in Portmanteau, the literary journal for Northeast Oklahoma A&M College. Her Miss Sallee children’s book won first place at the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Inc. 2015 Spring Conference, and she is delighted her work is being recognized by Tethered by Letters. Laura lives in Oklahoma with her husband, Jerry. She has three children and four grandchildren and loves having the time to travel, shop, read, write, and watch bad TV. She would be delighted to hear from you at

Jessica Tung Chi

Jessica Tung Chi is an illustrator and concept artist born and raised in Taiwan. She came to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco to obtain her MFA degree. She is a winner of national and international awards, such as the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of The Future award, and plays a critical role on her project team. She also gives back to her art community by publishing tutorials. She is constantly seeking inspiration in life and is motivated to put out more engaging artworks.

First Featured In: No. 2, summer 2015

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