The Dark Arts

When my parents divorced in the late 70s, I was an only child. But during the 80s—that legendary decade of excess—and through a complicated string of remarriages, I accrued a grand total of twelve stepsiblings. When I explain this to people in my generation, they often say, Oh yeah, just like the Brady Bunch. At which point…

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Justin Hocking

Justin Hocking is an avid surfer and skateboarder. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches creative writing at the Independent Publishing Resource Center and Eastern Oregon University. He’s the author of Life and Limb: Skateboarders Write from the Deep End and The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, winner of the 2015 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction.

Dara Cochran

Dara Cochran is a multi-disciplined creative personality with backgrounds in both Illustration and Business Administration. A freelance illustrator and fine artist, Cochran loves the challenge of tackling new subject matter, working in a variety of traditional and digital media. Her skills as an artist are as diverse as her interests, and she enjoys every opportunity to combine media, creating an aesthetic unique to each piece. Dara currently lives and works in Colorado, splitting her time between the studio and the beautiful outdoors. See more of her artwork at

First Featured In: No. 2, summer 2015

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