On Happy Endings

On Happy Endings

by Lynn Michael Martin

A year ago, I attended a writers’ conference in Washington, DC, with the Hedge Apple Magazine, which I was editing at the time. The cost of the conference covered a free subscription to a magazine of my choice, and I selected American Short Fiction, since I wanted to be more familiar with the fiction that is being published today. Continue reading . . . “On Happy Endings”

Explication of “Love Calls Us to the Things of This World”

Explication of “Love Calls Us to the Things of This World”

by Obi Martin

“Awakening” is a metaphor often used to characterize the life lived fully. For many of us in techno-informational society, it’s too easy to spend too much of our lives walking around in a malaise of unclarity and apathy, hobbled by plethora-induced stupors. Continue reading . . . “Explication of “Love Calls Us to the Things of This World””

The Liberality of Art

The Liberality of Art

by Conrad Martin

Above dark seas of chaos beneath, below an ocean of crystal above, art is a lost gull flying.

Some wish to offer it a home—to give it bounds and curb the wandering flight. Another believes it must be free to fly wherever it has wings to fly. Which do Christians feel? Continue reading . . . “The Liberality of Art”