The Game Show

Elaine Lazarus settled into her chair. The sealed envelope hung heavy in her breast pocket. She stared in front of her, willing her fingers not to tap time with the band’s catchy theme. Throughout the perfunctory introduction, Elaine neither smiled nor frowned. Her mask of understated self-composure testified to the hours of preparation she had…

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Ami Hendrickson

Ami Hendrickson’s poetry and short fiction have been featured in Barren Magazine, Corvus Review, From the Depths, and The Cabinet of Heed. She also writes for famous horse trainers and equine organizations, including the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), the United States Polo Association (USPA), Clinton Anderson, and Geoff Teall. Some of Ami’s favorite pastimes involve playing with her dogs, wrestling with crosswords, teaching writers workshops, and binge-watching questionable TV shows with her daughter. Ami lives on a 150-year-old farm in southwest Michigan, where she pines for a working TARDIS. A confirmed Twitter addict, she tweets @MuseInks.

Elliot Lang

Elliot Lang is a Denver-based illustrator and gallery artist working in advertising, packaging, and editorial and book illustration. As an illustrator, he creates posters for bands and events, packaging for food and beverage, and interior artwork and cover illustrations for books. When he is not creating art, Elliot spends his time swimming, hiking, and exploring the outdoors. A client list and more can be found at

First Featured In: No. 14, summer 2019

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