Inaugural Edition

The editors and writers of Ash & Bones are pleased to bring you the very first edition.



Billow & Flume by Gayle Brandeis

Death Comes Quickly by Jennifer Wolfe

Laura Dunn’s Antiphon by Lynn Skapyak Harlin

Mal de Ojo (Evil Eye) by Jacqueline Draperred-blood-cells-562852_1280

True by Shelley Hunt


little girl at age five, seven, five, seven, seven by Johnny Masiulewicz 

question-mark-358177_1280When the “uh huhs!” Changed to “what ifs?” by Lynn Skapyak Harlin

Lily by Kimberly Jamesabstract-583723_1280

long-forgotten by Johnny Masiulewicz

Caught in the Middle Again by Lynn Skapyak Harlin

First Taste by David Michael Joseph

Married Once in April by Johnny Masiulewicz

Letters from Jason by Rick Jones

fragile-354606_1280marked FRAGILE by Lynn Skapyak Harlin

Midwest Winter Phenomenon by Johnny Masiulewicz

The stories, poems, and essays were carefully selected for the purpose of exposing our readers to a concentrated variety of art that speaks most clearly to the themes: Life Changing Events, Excerpts From Childhood Diaries, Confessions Before Death, Snapshots of Secret Life.

Please enjoy the fictional and non-fictional artwork, as these multi-experienced, multi-talented writers, and the editors of this magazine, intend to reveal memories and imaginations for your entertainment, literary palette, and most importantly, your ever-evolving insight into the human experience.

Special Thanks to Gayle Brandeis, Lynn Skapyak Harlin, and Jennifer Wolfe for shining more creative light into my life than I could have ever possibly imagined. – Andrea Collins-Roe, “Tough Girl”

Our Next Edition & On-going Submissions:

On-going: Please submit poems, letters, essays, or short stories in response to the following themes:

Letters from War; War Stories; Human Waste; Military Life; Military Afterlife.

Our next edition (#2) will be published in July 2015. Please submit poems, letters, essays, or short stories in response to the following themes:

My Coming Out Story; From the Closet; Being Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Bi, and/or Cross-dressing Me; Behind Closed Doors.

Submission Deadline – May 15, 2015.

Editors of Ash & Bones

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