Summer 2018: Citron Six


“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”
– Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine


Last night I was reviewing the summer issue, and I was thinking about how out-of-sync I feel with the season this year.  The heatwave moving through summer has altered the way many of us have spent summers in the past.  

Then I stumbled across Ray Bradbury’s words from Dandelion Wine, “their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”  This is a great meditation for falling back into the season. There is something extraordinary about how a few sentences can propel us into a realm of possibility that was previously unimagined. Summer reading is a solace and rehearsal for the other seasons. 

I hope you take the time to read the letters from the editors that introduce the selections in each genre. This issue is the last for Fiction Editor, Jennifer Ettleson Besmehn.  We were so lucky to have her on our team, and we wish her great success in her future endeavors.

On behalf of the editors at The Citron Review, we hope you enjoy this issue as much as we do.

Warmly,
Angela M. Brommel
Editor-in-Chief
The Citron Review


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Eric Steineger Notes on the Poetry Selections Poetry
Dan Veach Gold Dust Spring Poetry
Dan Veach Lake Yi Poetry
Timothy Lindner Florence Avenue Notebook Poetry
Timothy Lindner The Kids’ Table Poetry
Geoff Anderson Siren Poetry
Geoff Anderson The Circle Game Poetry
Marianne Woods Cirone Notes on the CNF Selections CNF
B.J. Miller How to Do a Close Reading CNF
Hope Henderson The Flaw CNF
Sarah Wernsing 3 Slivers CNF
Susan Bloch Orange CNF
Sutton Strother How To Move Your Body CNF
Elizabeth De Arcos Notes on the Fiction Selections Fiction
Jake Zawlacki  Vision Micro Fiction
Stephen D. Gibson  Forging Warmth Micro Fiction
Heather Bourbeau  Passenger Micro Fiction
Shauna Mackay  Constance, failing Flash Fiction
Tommy Dean  Covenants Flash Fiction
Katherine Hubbard Stephen Flash Fiction
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