Welcome to the 7.21 Edition of the Flying Island Journal! We have four contributors in poetry and one in fiction.
The season of summer often brings us into moments of reflection. The four poems in this edition bring us nostalgia in "Love Letters" with images of mango tea and a first car; bring us images of a Midwestern summer with kernels and August corn fields in "Corn Truck Overturns On Main Street"; bring us a nature walk in "Note to Erin from the Hathaway Preserve, Wabash, Indiana," with raspberries and filtered light through leaves; bring us memory and grief among water in "The Flicker."
The fiction piece, "The Triumph of Mitch," shows us how friendship can reflect the growth, or lack thereof, we see in ourselves and our lives.
We hope you enjoy this issue and don't forget to submit your poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction (link in the tab above). We publish new issues the last Friday of every month.
Thank you for reading,
Flying Island Editors
Emma Birkbeck, "Love Letters"
Steve Brammell, "Corn Truck Overturns On Main Street"
James Owens, "Note to Erin from the Hathaway Preserve, Wabash, Indiana"
Robert Okaji, "The Flicker"
Joseph Mollica, "The Triumph of Mitch"
Are you a writer who is from the Midwest or has close ties to the Midwest? We'd love to read your work. Submissions info in the tab above.