New Release & Giveaway: TLJ Vol. XXIII The Write Path

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Title: Torrid Literature Journal Volume XXV Synergy

Publisher: TL Publishing Group LLC

Contributors: Tracy Whiteside; Gale Acuff; Marcus Benjamin Ray; James Lewis Huss ; Andrew Lafleche; Scott Outlar; Brittany Franclemont; Sterling Jacobs; Richard Dinges, Jr.; Luigi Coppola; Anna Linetskaya; Jolene Munch Cardoza; Dean Miller; Patrick Erickson; Timothy Robbins; Robert L. Martin; Shaun Holloway; Charles Rammelkamp; Violet Raven; Sara Bailey; Erren Kelly; James Piatt; Rutendo Magade; Martina Reisz Newberry; Jason Kirk Bartley; Constantin Preda; Jared Pearce; Edward Lee; Liza Bencheikh; Sacha Bissonnette; Richard Risemberg

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Excerpt: “Cracked Dawn” By Bruce McRae

The day morning failed to arrive,

our chickens listless, the clocks confused,

daisies stunned into silence.

When night was two nights long

by two nights wide by two nights high.

The baker sleeping in.

Padre dreaming of another sun rising

in a mystical realm

of half-dreams and home-baked cookies.

Pa looking for a wooden match

to light ma’s fire.


Dawn, but one blacker than coffee,

yours truly wavering over the sink

while recalling yellow and red.

Remembering what it was like

to see into the far distance.

Light drawing on light.

Daybreak broken.


We’re currently open for submissions. Please read our guidelines and a previous issue of the Torrid Literature Journal before submitting your work. We’re looking for poems, short stories, articles, interviews, and book reviews. Send us your best work. Click here to submit.

Alice Saunders, Editor

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