Creative Essay and Thoughts on Writing from Tom Layou – by M. Talley

Tom Layou lives in Alaska, where he is Lead Electrician for stage productions in Anchorage. Tom attended the Santa Barbara Writers Conference in 2002 at eighteen and won the Best Nonfiction award. I first encountered him in a workshop at … Continue reading

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Parenting by Gloria Garfunkel

I look out the window and see a mother in her sari walking at dusk with her little son who is chattering away as she focuses all of her attention on a conversation with her red cell phone, ignoring her … Continue reading

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The Fiction and Interests of Kristi Rathbun-Nimmo, Chantwood Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief – by M. Talley

**** Knowledge: Fear by Kristi Rathbun-Nimmo Lord Bostwick approached the dais with hesitation. The Candle Stone cast a humming glow inside the basin. “And you’re certain this will work?” Abraxis didn’t miss the desperation in Lord Bostwick’s voice, nor the … Continue reading

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At the Driftwood Motel

The first time I said it aloud, I felt free. The words rolled out of my mouth like birds released from a cage. I was standing in a seedy motel room in front of my dog. I said it again, “My husband is dead.” Continue reading

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