Contributors (Issue One):
Glen D Lovelace
Rose La Touche
Michael James Treacy
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Welcome to the very first issue of Gold Dust magazine! We aim to promote exciting and original prose and poetry, while also featuring a range of articles on writing-related topics.
There are many, many literary magazines on the market already - why another? We founded Gold Dust because we wanted to offer readers the opportunity to discover work often overlooked from talented up-and-coming writers, as well as providing a showcase for more experienced writers. Our literary articles and interviews will be of interest to readers and writers alike.
In this issue, we have a diverse selection of poetry, ranging from the humorous to the bleak. Glen D. Lovelace, who spent 30-plus years in Japan, has contributed three poems, while Rose La Touche has written from the perspective of a very different culture - the West Indian one. Our three short stories are all wonderfully engaging, concerned, as they are, with issues of faith, whether relating to adultery (When You've Wished Upon A Plastic Star by Steven Dines), religion (Light of the World by David Gardiner), or the paranormal (What's in a Name? by Karl Relf). Also in this issue, we have two highly promising novel extracts for you to read (The Rainbow Maker by Mark Turley and A Tangle of Roots by David Hough), with purchase details available for those who would like to read more. Finally, we have two enlightening literary articles, three writer interviews, and a witty and poignant piece of flash fiction for you to sink your teeth into.
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three poem by Glen D. Lovelace 13
Best Medicine 14
Homo Sapiens 15
Life Is Such 16
two poems, by Rose La Touche 19
orange shadows 21
five poems, by Michael James Treacy 23
Thirty Years Later 24
A Rose, In Any Other Language 25
A Wedgie 26
Hanging Out 27
The Generosity Of One’s Neighbours 28
two poems, by Steven Manchester 31
Captured Heart 32
A Walk In The Clouds 33
short stories… 35
When You've Wished Upon A Plastic Star by Steven Dines 38
Light of the World by David Gardiner 44
What’s In A Name? by Karl Relf 54
flash fiction… 61
pretty women by Rose La Touche 64
novels (extracts)… 67
The Rainbow Maker by Mark Turley 70
A Tangle of Roots by David Hough 76
The Life of a Fantasy Author by Eleanor Bryant 88
Alternatives to mainstream publishing - POD, self-publishing,
e-publishing or vanity publishing? by Omma Velada (Editor) 92
an interview with Mark Turley 96
an interview with David Hough 98
an interview with Eleanor Bryant 100
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three poems, by Glen D. Lovelace
Glen D. Lovelace grew up on the Great Plains, matured in the Rocky Mountains, received a BA in Humanities, served in the US Navy and the Peace Corps (Iran), taught English in Japan for 34 years, married a Japanese lady, and has four children and two grandchildren. He is the author of two books: ZENZEN, a book of self-realized KOANS (illustrated) and I-MAGE, an allegorical Creation Myth.
His collection of song-poems, short stories, articles and a blog maybe viewed at
soul songs true and clear
from a belly-laugher's heart
keep life worth dying
Born a loser; Born a loser:
We're so like the god who made the dodo bird!
Is it only 'cause we're stupid
We are losers,
Or's it because we think
We're so divine?
Do we spoil our home to complement our ego,
Or's this the way we explicate our shame?
Every vow that we make
In our pipe dream
's grand I-zation!
Are you bloody insane,
Or is ours just a young (still dumb)
Born a loser!
Born a loser?
Life Is Such
Life is such that it will live in water.
Life is such that it will grow in food.
Life is such that it will thrive in space.
Life is such that it will die in time.
Life is such that it will live again,
In water, food, space, and time.
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