Gargoyle Online

# 2

Tara Campbell fleeing Roger Cutler’s Dino sculpture at Artomatic 2012

Table of Contents





Anya Achtenberg
• Not every tourist is a tourist

Peter Cherches
• Man in Chair with Book

Christina Chiu
• Chapter 1, Work in Progress

M. M. DeVoe
• from “The Boy Who Loved Trees”

Gabriel Don
• Daphne’s search for self
• The Chefs

Karen Grajales 
• Hinges

Garinè B. Isassi
• Two chapters from “The Reasons I’ll Forget You”

Joyce Kornblatt
• from “Mother Tongue”

Chris Morgan
• Pas de Deux

Ian Perez
• Dima the Russian

Julia Hager Tagliere
• The Knot

Tim Wendel
• Suspension

Anya Achtenberg
• Story Guru’s Instructions for Writing During Hurricanes
• Curriculum Vitae for Corona Virus Employment (CV4CV)
• Loss and Lottery

Jesse Glass
• From “Nothing Epic: The Complete Gaha Noas Zorge”

Pamela Gordon
• Ode to a Broken Left Limb

Hedy Habra
• Have You Ever Heard of Dupuytren’s Contracture?
• Entrapment within a Douanier Rousseau Painting
Sandra Marchetti
• Witness
• The Dream
• Untitled
• Slipstream
• And the wind running through it
• Goldfinch

• Sleep Without Paper

Keith Aaron Munroe
• A Poem for My Brother
• Greece

Franetta McMillian
• Stupid Mean Season

Lee Potts
• Old Man Dreams
• The sea grew calm far out from land
•Going Through

Susan Tepper
• Blank

Marc Vincenz
• Trash Nebula
• A Confession of Sorts
•A Very Messy Affair

Renée Weitzner
• Numbers
• The Motorcycle

Stephanie Leow
• Blue Jay

Jesse Lee Kercherval 
• Woman in Pink
• Unsteady
• Black Coffee in a Corner
• She Told Me She Dreamed She was Inside a Clock
• Sunday

Franetta McMillian
• I Can’t Stand the Rain
• The Dream Apothecary
• Fun and Games with Christie Pitt
• Stranded by Gravity

Photographer Unknown
• Cover art -Tara Campbell fleeing Roger Cutler’s Dino sculpture at Artomatic 2012


David Sheridan
• Resistance at the Future Site of the New Tokyo Airport
• After Long Rains

Special Thanks

Hildie S. Block, Julie Lehman, Caleb Mason, and Laura Strachan.

Wendy Guberman -Electronic mag layout

last words

“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”
― Terry Pratchett

“Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.”
― Jane Yolen

“Second-hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together
In vast flock of variegated feather and have a charm which the domesticated
volumes of the library lack. Besides, in this random miscellaneous company
We may rub against some complete stranger who will, with luck, turn into the
best friend we have in the world.”–Virginia Woolf

“Character–the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life–is the source from which self-respect springs.”–Joan Didion

“Not that she objected to solitude. Quite the contrary. She had books, thank heaven, quantities of books. All sorts of books.”–Jean Rhys

“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.”
― Maya Angelou

“No one says a novel has to be one thing. It can be anything it wants to be, a vaudeville show, the six o’clock news, the mumblings of wild men saddled by demons.” ― Ishmael Reed

“I couldn’t live a week without a private library – indeed, I’d part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I’d let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.” ― H. P. Lovecraft

“Serious literature does not exist to make life easy but to complicate it.” ― Witold Gombrowicz

“Without reserve, I can say that my entire identity is in the books I write.” ― Elena Ferrante

“Now what I like about lit is that though you feel you know the characters involved, you don’t – you get all the benefits of having a relationship, with none of the mess.”
― Joshua Cohen

“I think genre rules should be porous, if not nonexistent.” ― Kazuo Ishiguro

“When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation.”–Jorge Luis Borges


Walter Abish

Roger Angell

Marlin Briscoe

Peter Brook

Julee Cruise

Kenward Elmslie

Robert Goolrick

Michael Claude Koch

Maja Linn Kossakowska

George Lamming

David Marcuse

Hugh McElhenny

Bob Neuwirth

Brig Owens

Simon Perchik

Paula Rego

Jim Schwall

Jim Seals

David Sheridan

Mark Shields

Jean-Louis Trintignant


Domingo Villar

Peter Lamborn Wilson

A.B. Yehoshua