Rose & Thorn Journal  -  Fall 2012


Table of Contents

Prose
 
 
Jack Buckeridge
 Mountain High
a man breathlessly confronts the seeming inevitability of his demise
 
Christi Craig

 Iron Shadows
disgruntled by her neighbor's unseemly metal sculptures, Millie confronts Mr. Benjamin, only to make an unnerving discovery
 
André DeCuir
 The Fog Witch
a stowed sailboat may be just the vessel needed to capture a dream
 
Sue Ellis
 The Caretaker
serving and protecting others sometimes comes at the expense of your own desires
 
Linda Gartz
 The Urban Jungle
when predator becomes pet, a child learns the "unvarnished cycle of life"
 
Gloria Garfunkel
Fairy Tale in Dachau
a young woman tugs at the frayed threads of family survivorship while visiting her parents and grandparents who were imprisoned during the Holocaust
 
Juanita McGregor
Hail Christmas
football provides a near-perfect cloak of invisibility for a husband, which his wife tries to break through with illusions of holiday bliss
 
Stephen Parrish
 A Parable
in which a lesson is learned about priorities and the power of dreams
 
Marlene Prost
 Yizkor
join a woman as she painfully experiences this Jewish memorial service

 Wendy Russ
 
The Nature of Things

an unnamed couple sublimate the tensions in their marriage through the tending of a garden


J. T. Whitehead

Happy Holidays


a family Christmas letter gives new meaning to holiday humor




 Poetry
 
 
Gale Acuff
Protestant
 
Lorie Allred
One Month After Leaving
Heredity
The Letter Writer
 
Cathy L. Gabel
 
Maps and Meteorites


 Carolyn Kegel
Elements
 
 Annmarie Lockhart
What Goddesses and Mothers Learn
Nothing in a Hat Box
 
 Anne Britting Oleson
 Beating the Storm
 
 Russell Rowland
Count It All Joy
 
 Mary Stone Dockery
After Moving
Becoming Windows
 
 Carrie Vaccaro Nelkin
All Day, Clearing
July Is Mean and Limp
 
 Michael J. Vaughn
An Author Talks With His Protagonist
 
 Robert E. Wood
Viola
Ambiguities of Ljubljana