Susan Tepper is the author of nine published books of fiction and poetry. Her most recent titles are CONFESS a poetry chapbook (Cervena Barva Press, 2020) and the quirky road novel WHAT DRIVES MEN (Wilderness House Press, 2019). Tepper has received eighteen Pushcart Prize Nominations and other awards and honors. 


A night in the quick breath
of autumn
at the turning of seasons
the sky whispered down on me
‘You have failed miserably.’
I’m not ashamed to admit
surprise and a muted horror
at this state of affairs.
‘The war is over’ I replied.
Mostly starless the sky was
unusually bright and full
of perceptive energies.
No matter how hard I tried
the sky became
thereafter, silent, aloof.

Digby Beaumont, Albert Einstein, pen and ink on paper, 10½ x 7 inches


Digby Beaumont

Digby Beaumont is an artist and a writer. In his art, as in his writing, he is always exploring the idea of how best to produce some emotional response to the work He is a self-taught artist. An interview with him about his art plus a showcase of some of his portraiture feature in the November 2019 issue of the online journal, Tupelo Quarterly. As a short fiction writer his work has been published in numerous print and online literary journals and anthologies. His collection of flash fiction, one-page stories, Dancing Alone and Other Lessons, was released in early 2020. Digby has also published numerous English language textbooks with Heinemann and Macmillan, including international bestsellers. He lives by the seaside on the south coast of England. You can see more of his work on his website: