NEW READER MAGAZINE

FIGHT & FLIGHT
December 2019 | Vol. 2 Issue 8


It's that time of the year again; another edition to close 2019. Taking chances, living the moment and putting up a good fight with life—New Reader Magazine proudly presents, Issue 8, "Fight & Flight".

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AUGUR
Toti O'Brien

Toti O'Brien is the Italian accordionist with the Irish last name. She was born in Rome then moved to Los Angeles, where she makes a living as a selfemployed artist, performing musician, and professional dancer. Her work has most recently appeared in Really System, Colorado Boulevard, Thin Air, and ...

Her Blue Dress
Siaila Jagroop

Siaila Jagroop was born and raised in Tonga, a small island nation in the South Pacific. Currently, she is working in the Embassy of Japan in Tonga. Siaila lives on a small farm with her husband, her three-year-old daughter, seven dogs, one cat, and a few pigs. She writes in her spare time.

The Eyes Have It
Stephen Fox

After thirty two years in the classroom, Stephen Fox retired to devote more time to his writing. He has published numerous stories in anthologies such as Cover of Darkness, The Pettigru Review, The Rabbit Hole, and Nothing to Dread: A Niteblade Anthology. Other stories have appeared in Beyond Centau...

Next to the Snap Peas
Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin is a former family therapist from Philadelphia who lives in Santa Barbara, California. A poetry publisher once likened his work to artist, Edward Hopper, on how he grasps unusual aspects of people and their lives.

Stranger
Emilia Amodio

Emilia works in TV drama development in the UK. Her daily job is to read, critique, and develop writers’ works. After years of being too nervous to allow others to do the same to her own, she’s taken the plunge in letting her own stuff out there.

The Empress’s Hairdresser
Annina Claesson

Annina Claesson is a researcher and freelance writer currently based in Paris, France. She makes a point of participating in or setting up a creative writing workshop wherever she goes. So far, that has included Scotland, France, the United States, and Japan.

Shining of the Eternal Light
Hareendran Kallinkeel

Hareendran Kallinkeel lives in Kerala, India, after a stint of 15 years in a police organization and five years in Special Forces. He writes fiction, mostly short stories. His works have been published in online/print media.

Emmitt’s Homecoming Runs Into Second Act Problems
Jim Snowden

Jim Snowden placed fiction in Pulphouse, Mind In Motion, The Seattle Review, The King’s English, and MAKE. His two novels, Dismantle the Sun and Summer of Long Knives, were published by Booktrope in 2012 and 2014.

Spark of Life
Sharon Frame Gay

Sharon Frame Gay has been internationally published in many anthologies and literary magazines including Chicken Soup For The Soul, Typehouse, Lowestoft Chronicle, Crannog, Thrice Fiction, Literally Stories and others. She has won awards at Women on Writing, Rope and Wire Magazine...

Listless
Alan Irid Fendi

In Listless, an inexperienced girl visits a city and feels lost with her vertiginous lust for things.

Rubber Daisies
Jack Cooey

Jack Cooey is a washed up actor living in bitterness. He lives in Keene, NH.

Hunt
Claudia Spiridon

This is a short story that combines elements of realism with those of surrealism. In it, Claudia explores tense familial relationships and venture into blending the lines between imaginary and real, all fueled by the main character's internal conflict.

Showdown at the DA
Mike Sharlow

A story about the clash of two groups of young men. One group is hoping to avoid a fight, the other is committed to impose violence.

The Quicksand Around Her Feet
Christine Fair

This story is about a meeting between an abandoned daughter and her father who has summoned her because of his ostensible impending death from cancer.

Little & Wolf
Avra Margariti

Avra Margariti is a queer Social Work undergrad from Greece. She enjoys storytelling in all its forms and writes about diverse identities and experiences. This story a fictional recount of the Stanford Prison Experiment.