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Issue Three

Autumn 2022

First published 2022 @ lit202.org

Editor

Alexander P. Harwood

Contributors

Hec Lampert-Bates
Christopher Linforth
Sienna Liu
Federica Consalvi
Beth Fowler
Ashwini Gangal
Monica Nawrocki
John Talbird
Tayler Butters
Steve Denehan
Tom Ball
April Yu
Adam Todd
Karen Gonzalez Videla
Kara Dunford
Rich Murphy
Lee Zumpe
Felipe Rodolfo Hendriksen
Adrian Neibauer
Jeannie Marschall
Maggie Kaprielian
Ivor Daniel

Cover illustration by Louis-Albert DuBois via the Smithsonian’s Open Access platform

This issue is offered as is, with absolutely no warrenty, explicit or implied, and subject to the condition that it will not be sold, distributed, or edited without express permission from the publisher. All work included in this issue is published with permission of the author, with whom all rights remain.

Made in Cheltenham, England.

Foreword

Autumn has always been my favourite season. I was therefore particularly excited to work on Issue Three and source a suitable illustration for the cover, which I did, I think, thanks to the folks over at the Smithsonian’s Open Access platform. Unintentionally, most of the pieces included here possess a sort of melancholic undertone which seems to fit well with the shorter days and colder nights which are soon to come. There is still much joy, however, to be found in the work featured here.

As for the magazine itself, I should like very much to build upon the success we have had so far with magCulture in getting the print edition out to wider audiences, and expanding into more stores in the U.K. and abroad. And of course, we have the Cheltenham Literature Festival arriving in October! I’ll be out and about with plenty of copies to offer the unsuspecting public. If you are in town, please do get in touch: it would be fantastic to meet some members of the community in person over a few cups of hot cider.

Otherwise, there is plenty of warmth included among these pages to carry us through to when we feel the chilly press of winter at our backs, a feeling not unlike that crawling spinal sensation you get when reaching the end of a dark street only to hear the clinking of a bottle as it rattles across the cobbles behind you.

Alexander P. Harwood
Cheltenham, England
June 26, 2022

Fiction

Hec Lampert-Bates

BWV 1001

Christopher Linforth

Morning Shift

Sienna Liu

Significant Others

Federica Consalvi

Translation by Beth Fowler

Diverse Roots in Two Movements

Ashwini Gangal

Hotoli and Botoli

Monica Nawrocki

Awake

John Talbird

Darwin Redux

Tayler Butters

Exit

Steve Denehan

The Smoothie

Tom Ball

Future Polymath

April Yu

Roulette

Poetry