The Gambler

They say that there is a city in every lady. My woman is superlative. She is a universe of her own and I have been fortunate enough to exist in her orbit. I trace the constellations on her neck for a pattern to her chaos, but her science remains undefined. I run my fingers through her…

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Adam Tie

A masters degree holder of publishing and communications, Adam has been passionate about writing since it was fashionable to do with crayons. His favorite writers are Fitzgerald, Wilde, Murakami, and Winterson, but he will always have a soft spot for Roald Dahl.

Alyssa Menold

Alyssa Ann Menold is an illustrator currently working out of Grand Rapids, MI. She was inspired to pursue illustration as a child, when she’d spend hours browsing books, not just for their content, but for their beautiful covers. That childhood love of magical dragons and spaceships never faded, and today most of her work is in the science fiction and fantasy genres. She received her BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design, where she currently teaches as an adjunct. She is currently working on her MFA in illustration at Hartford Art School. Check out her work at

First Featured In: No. 7, spring 2017

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