Letter from the Editor
After months of working as a Fiction Editor with The Citron Review, I have taken over the role of Managing Editor from Aaron Gansky. Over the last several months, TCR has seen many changes. New faces have joined the staff (Lee, Erica and Eric) and titles and roles and responsibilities have been tossed around. We moved our submissions over to Submittable and we’ve seen our number of submissions jump way into the hundreds per month. It has been busy, but it has been fruitful and it has been fun.
While putting together this issue, I couldn’t stop thinking about the word Citron and what it means to me and this publication. The Citron Review was chosen as a title because Aaron Gansky, Antonia Crane, Trish Falin and Judy Sunderland all received their MFAs as members of the same graduating class, dubbed by Antioch University Los Angeles as, “The Citrons.” But I did some research and discovered that citron fruit has a thick white rind, which adheres to the inside segments, and cannot be separated from them easily. I like the image this conjures for me.
We are all Citrons—not just the editors here, but every writer whose work appears on our “pages.” We are bound together by our passion for the written word. A passion that is so essential to our very beings, so ingrained inside of us, that we cannot be separated from it. I’m honored to be a part of this incredible Citron staff and to have a hand in publishing the brilliant writers of this issue!
Rock on Citrons~
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Diane Sherlock||A Small Menagerie||Micro Fiction|
|Sandra Kolankiewicz||Getting Rid of the Cat||Poetry|
|Chelsey Clammer||Peach||Creative Nonfiction|
|Leah Browning||A Party Like This||Flash Fiction|
|Adam Crittenden||Drunk Guy without a Shirt||Flash Fiction|
|Diana Raab||48-Hour Travel||Poetry|
|Katherine Christensen||BFFs||Flash Fiction|
|Shadab Zeest Hashmi||It’s in Sleep a Soul Will Know Itself||Poetry|
|Louis Bourgeois||Downtown||Creative Nonfiction|
|Steven Ostrowski||Wish You Were Somewhere||Micro Fiction|
|John Palen||Two Poems||Poetry|
|Margot Miller||Portrait of Two Women||Flash Fiction|
|Rose Engelfried||Last Step to the Sky||Flash Fiction|
|Francis DiClemente||Overnight Stay||Poetry|
|Jennifer Moffett||Incidents||Flash Fiction|
|Melba Major||The Wild Things||Creative Nonfiction|
|Charles Rammelkamp||Centerfold||Flash Fiction|
|Allyson Armistead||She’s Italian||Creative Nonfiction|
|Jon Boisvert||More Unexplained Phenomena||Poetry|
|Merry Speece||“Banking Day” by Edward Hopper||Creative Nonfiction|
|Olivia Dean Guise||The Blackness Between Stars||Flash Fiction|
|Sara Henning||Cut of Fever||Flash Fiction|
|Eleanor Leonne Bennett||Bennett||Visual Art|
|Kate Falvey||The Witch Woman’s Daughter||Flash Fiction|
Congratulations Heather Luby on being the editor for this online delight! Your image of citron and writing fits. Thanks for the inspiration and all your work.