There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air. – Rudolfo Anaya
I had every intention of publishing the fall issue on the first day of autumn, but in the last few days of summer the air switched into something too good to miss.
This summer felt like it would never end, as if we are so out-of-sync in and with the world there could only be this. The ripe change of autumn tells us that though this peril has not passed, there’s still time to be fruitful. Camus writes, “Autumn is the second spring when every leaf is a flower.” The changing leaves of the season are not an unraveling, but the story of transformation.
We are also transforming this fall. I am delighted to share that Senior Poetry Editor, Eric Steineger, has taken on the role of Managing Editor. With an eye on our 10th anniversary next fall, we are also in the process of expanding our team. Every day I am grateful for the opportunity to meet writers and editors who are doing the good work of telling our stories and for the support of our readers.
A few nights ago I was sitting on the patio bordered by lavender when I noticed a single bloom on the star of jasmine that I thought had died in the heat of summer. We talk of spring as beginnings and we imagine fall as endings. In just one moment I remembered that almost everything has a chance at a second blooming.
This issue is ripe with second blooms. On behalf of the editors at The Citron Review, we hope you enjoy this issue as much as we do.
Angela M. Brommel
The Citron Review
An Online Journal of Brief Literature
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Eric Steineger||Notes on the Poetry Selections||Poetry|
|Kelly R. Samuels||Petrichor||Poetry|
|Rogan Kelly||The Corner Store||Poetry|
|Rogan Kelly||Dream of Alexandria||Poetry|
|Gwen Jensen||I Love the Lace||Poetry|
|Zach Jacobs||Notes on the CNF Selections||CNF|
|Chila Woychik||A Sister Lyric: In the Finding of You||CNF|
|Shae Krispinsky||Professional Profile||CNF|
|Jeanine Pfeiffer||Of Fur Not Fowl (Or, How Not to Catch a Tiger)||CNF|
|Notes on the Fiction Selections||Fiction|
|Lee Anderson||H||Flash Fiction|
|Fred D. White||Mosaic||Flash Fiction|
|Patricia Bidar||Buckets||Flash Fiction|
|Jeff Fleischer||Tamed||Flash Fiction|
|The Citron Review||2018 Best of the Net||Nominations|