a lifelong attorney specializing in criminal
defense of indigents. I have a wife, three
children, two ex-wives, and several debt
collectors who depend upon me. My hobbies are
travel, guitar, outdoors, and writing. I ran a
marathon once and learned 26.2 miles is a long
way on foot.
As an ex-bartender at the Ritz-Calton, and ex
substitute teacher, and lawyer, I have been
exposed to an extraordinary amount of
I hope I can relay some of that humour in an
acceptable manner for your enjoyment.
many years of "hard livin" - Charles R.
Bucklin decided it was time to write some stuff
He is an Author, Humorist, Horror & Thriller
enthusiast, and creator of the ongoing short
story blog Readmykooltales.com.
Charles lives in Sonoma County, California with
his beautiful wife, Laura, and two lovable dogs
named Roxi and Camille.
a Chartered Surveyor, living in Cambridgeshire
with my wife and mini dachshund. In part of what
passes for my spare time, I record audio books
for a national charity for the visually impaired
so, whilst I do have a love-affair with words,
they are always someone elses!
Krishnan, a Bengaluru-based writer and
educationist likes all things beginning with a
T - talking, teaching, tales and tea.
Her two hundred odd published articles, poems and
stories are as eclectic as her reading and are
mostly experiential. She believes that most
people have solutions for other peoples
problems so she writes for a wider audience. Besides
writing, she likes to read. She often poses
questions by way of quizzes for which she has no
Bowker lives in Palo Alto, California, USA, with
her grown-up tripletsa college student, a
barista, and a rap artistalong with their
two cats Feathers and Potato. Nancy likes to
write and to laugh.
Nuessle holds a third-degree brown belt in
ninjitsu; rides a Harley; primary caregives a
five- and two-year-old (with the third due in
April) and claims he can recite the alphabet
backwards in less than ten seconds. He also
started with limericks when at school. These were
popular (not with the Masters) but as they were
thought entertaining by my peers I continued on
an off for some years.
However, all that was to change dramatically.
From an idyllic childhood I was thrown into the
horrors of war. I am in my 95.year [Feb 2021].
Born and bred in a London we were in no hurry to
leave, the result of which was bedtime was in an
Anderson shelter with fingers crossed night after
In the fullness of time I was in the Services. (Royal
Horse Guards)(Horses were Scout and Armoured cars
in Recce unit).
Did not take up writing again until retirement
with the exception of a request or a particular
event in the Family. I was jolted back into
consistent efforts following the loss of my Wife
of 65 years, a few years ago. It became a panacea
Now my two loves are the Environment and Humour.
The former not being humorous.
I have also dabbled in long short
I have been published occasionally in Cotswold
Life and I had a book of poems published a
few year ago, Do
They Really Know Me.
in my ninety fifth year I have experienced
happiness, horror, grief and of course love.
Together with my late beloved Wife had the
indescribable joy of a wonderful family.
Times were difficult in my early years, not that
I knew that at the time but those years sowed the
seeds of values. A time when people mattered more
than possessions, emphasised by the war of course.
These values have once again been tested in 2020.
The tragedy of history is that it takes
experience of untold horror to impress upon us
that which is of true worth.
The environment and the love of our families.
Hold on to these and we will survive.
further reflections on his life (written in
September 2023) can be read here.
Wedler has been a teacher and globetrotter for
over 20 years. Her passion for the Theatre has
been a constant, both in her professional and
private life. She has performed in over 60 plays
and is a NODA award winning actor who, recently
was also Barnet Drama Festivals best Female
Lead for two years running.
Her experience on the Stage and behind the scenes
has led to her writing a number of plays and
monologues. Her work both epitomises - and gives
a fresh twist to - the tradition of Great British
Her play I love you Moore is
available from Silver Birchington plays. She is
from North London.
Ferguson has been writing during lock-down and
has produced short stories that nobody has read.
His last publication was several months ago. It
was entitled 'When I was famous'.
It appeared in the online Memoirist Magazine.
He hasn't tried humour writing before. Obviously?
(born 1962) is a renowned Chinese mystic,
poet, and philosopher. His work has been
published in the UK, USA, India, New
Zealand, Canada, and Nigeria; his poems
have appeared in Poet's Espresso
Review, Orbis, Tipton Poetry Journal,
Harbinger Asylum, The Stray Branch,
Acumen, Pinyon Review, Taj Mahal Review,
Madswirl, Shot Glass Journal, Amethyst
Review, The Poetry Village, and
other e-zines, anthologies, and journals.
His best known works are Platinum
City and Golden Giant.
His works explore themes of prehistoric
and future civilization.
(b. 1974), is
Mr. Yuan Hongri's assistant and
translator. He is a Chinese poet and
translator He works in a Middle School
inYanzhou District , Jining City,
Shandong Province, China.
He can be contacted through his email -
Mangattu is an English Professor,
poet, editor, director and rank-holder.
He has published 7 books, 73 research
articles and 36 conference papers apart
from 14 edited volumes with ISBN. He
serves as chief editor/editor for various
international journals. He has done UGC
funded projects and a SWAYAM-MOOC course
(Rs 15 lakhs). Besides translations from
Chinese and Sanskrit, he writes poetry in
English as well as in Indian languages.
He was named "Comrade to Poetry
China" in 2016. A visiting faculty
at various universities and a
quintessential bohemian-vagabond, he
conducts poetry readings, workshops and
lectures when inspired. After an
apprenticeship in Shakespeare under Dr
Stephen Greenblatt, he currently guides
23 research scholars and mentors NET
Lee, whose Chinese name is Li
Hui, and pen name is Muzihuixin is a
female poet born in Jining, Shandong
province, and who now lives at the foot
of Mountain Taishan. She is an editor of
Taishan University Journal and a member
of Taian Writers Association and
Taian Poets Association. She has
published many poems and one poetry book:
Bhargavi Chatterjea Bhattacharyya, a 52 year old
Indian woman, is a practicing psychiatrist in
Kolkata. She was awarded the Morris Markowe
Public Education Prize by The Royal College of
After journal and newspaper publications, she
recently started experimenting with stories. Her
diverse experience as a doctor in England and
India provides the rich tapestry for her stories.
They display a beautiful blend of emotions and
Vineeth is a Bengaluru-based fiction writer. She
worked for ten years as an engineer before
turning to full-time writing. She has self-published
Her stories have appeared in Funny Pearls UK,
Café Dissensus, Kitaab International, and The
Author website: https://salinivineeth.in/.
Vallat had a memorable career spanning 14 years
in the Indian Railways after which she opted for
voluntary retirement. She now stays at home
surrounded by books and picked up writing
recently. She believes that life is a
roller coaster ride and the adventures one
encounters while soaring or plunging are worth
Books, friends, and conversations spice up her
Two of her short stories were published as a part
of anthologies titled 21 stories for
21 and Everything changed after
Mike has been
educated far beyond his intelligence. He is a
retired trauma nurse and has a BA in political
science from the University of Nebraska/Omaha, a
MA with honors in disaster management from
American Military University and attended Loyola
Law School in New Orleans. His masters
thesis, Pandemic Influenza and the Navajo
Nation, has proven to be a dark prophesy.
He was honored to have unique elements of his
Moot Court appellate brief on 4th Amendment
Search and Seizure law plagiarized by his law
Mike worked in West Africa during the 2014-2015
Ebola outbreak. He is Bipolar and takes his meds.
He lives in the American Southwest with his
tolerant wife, a retired military officer.
is an award-winning bilingual author (English and
French) of about 35+ books of prose and poetry,
and 60+ photobooks, published worldwide and
translated into 13+ languages on the 6 continents.
Here is his website: www.albertrusso.com.
lives in Pennsylvania, USA with his current wife,
a definite keeper and
several pet peeves. He counts among his
influences Monty Python, Kurt Vonnegut and George
When not writing, he can be found not writing.
His Twitter handle is @BobIozzia. He hopes everyone gets home safely.
is a retired public servant, living in Perth,
Western Australia. She has had pieces published
or forthcoming in Across the Margin, Adelaide
Literary Magazine, Antipodean Science Fiction,
borrowed solace, Cafe Lit, Crows Feet
Journal, Ethel Zine, Flora Fiction Website, Frost
Zone Zine, Granfalloon Magazine, Meet Cute Press,
Mono, Mystery Tribune, The Mythic Circle, Quail
Bell Magazine, Thriller Magazine, Worthing Flash and
writing has been recognized as Notable in Best
American Essays. She has won the Naomi
Rodden Essay Award and a Memoirs Ink contest, and
was runner-up for the Bechtel Prize with Teachers
and Writers Magazine.
She judges the Humor category of the Soul-Making
Keats Literary Competition.
Her writing has appeared in McSweeney's, Masters
Review, Teachers and Writers, Full Grown People,
Gravel, Ascent, and many
She recently completed a collection of essays
about teaching, and is searching for a publisher.
Contact her at: www.suegranzella.com.
Zvi A. Sesling, Brookline,
MA Poet Laureate (2017-2020), has published
numerous poems and flash fiction. He edits Muddy
River Poetry Review. His work has won
international prizes and nominated for local and
national awards. He is a five-time Pushcart Prize
nominee. He has published four volumes of poetry, King
of the Jungle, Fire Tongue, The
Lynching of Leo Frank and War
Zones and three poetry chapbooks, Simple
Game, Baseball Poems; Love Poems
From Hell and Across Stones of
Bad Dreams. His flash fiction book is Secret
Behind The Gate (Cervena Barva Press).
He lives in Brookline, MA. with his wife.
Arva Bhavnagarwala is a
pediatrician by day, a writer by night, and a
struggling mother to two boys 24x7. Her short
stories have found their place in various Indian
anthologies. When not busy with pediatrics and
writing, she loves to travel. She is also a
voracious reader and can devour books-food and
water forgotten. She prefers chai over coffee and
hates liars and latecomers.
Doug Dawson hails from
Brooklyn, New York, wrote extensively for the US
Defense Dept. and as a freelancer had some 40
articles and fiction published by car magazines (Vette
Vues, Corvette Enthusiast,
He holds degrees in music and computer science,
studied fiction writing at Johns Hopkins
University and has had his short stories accepted
for publication by Academy of the Heart &
Mind, Ariel Chart, Aphelion Webzine, Literary
Yard, Scars Publications in the U.K. (3 stories),
Scarlet Review, HellBound Books, LLC (story
The Poetess appears in The
Devils Doorbell 2 anthology), Goats
Milk and others and poetry accepted by Page &
David Mascellani is a
writer and poet who lives in Sydney Australia. He
has a BA in Semiotics from the University of
Sydney. Hes published poetry and stories in
Sound and Silence, Verse Libre, Word Riot, Meeting
of The Minds, Divine Pleasures, Oz-Wide Tales,
Pounding Tales, and Down in the Dirt.
Glenn Bresciani is an
Australian who works in community aged care.
Fantasy and Sci-Fi are his favourite genres
to read and write about. Yet, whenever
he tries to write fantasy, Glenn mostly ends
up writing Slice of Life
Glenns stories have appeared in World
if Myths, Literary Yard and Sci-Fi
He also has a short story appear in the Valor
anthology by Dragon Soul Press.
Joanne Jones is a
photographer and ran a Portrait Studio with her
husband, where she designed many costumes for
Joanne is an award-winning tapestry weaver and
basket maker. She now lives in Gig Harbor, WA
with her cat.
Danielle is a new author
delving into the world of flash fiction and short
She graduated from Hawthorn University in 2016
with a nutrition degree.
In her spare time she studies herbs and writes
Danielle and her husband Mike run a yacht
brokerage in Gig Harbor, WA.
They enjoy being out on the water and
spending time with their sons Steve and Aaron,
along with their 2 grandchildren.
Simon lives in London with
his wife and 10-year-old son.
Now looking for an escape from corporate life,
friends have regularly told him hes the
funniest person they know (all weirdos).
Writing short quips gives him an excuse to lie
low and out of their way.
Alice Chackoletti is an
Indian American who was born and raised in Kerala,
India until she was a teenager. After moving to
America and learning English, she completed
Engineering studies and worked for a large
aerospace company, in many different roles and
projects. She did a lot of technical writing and
after retiring early from her profession, she
currently spends a lot of time with several
hobbies including writing her memoirs, as well as
Doug Jacquier writes
from the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia.
His poems and stories have been published in
Australia, the US, the UK, Canada, New Zealand
He blogs at Six Crooked
Stuart Johnson lives on the
South Coast of England and likes to dabble with
humorous writing as an antidote to his dull
His proud but only claim to fame is to have had
ten poems and short stories included in an
anthology that was featured at the 2008 Edinburgh
Catherine Scalisi lives in
Port Orchard, Washington, across the Puget Sound
from Seattle, with her husband and son.
She is a stay-at-home mom and new to the world of
She looks forward to sharing her short stories in
Christine Dorothy is an
author living in Costa Rica with her husband and
Provence France and Ottawa Canada are two
other places she calls home.
She had three boys, two of whom passed on at ages
23 and 35. Brandon, her youngest, visits
often in Costa Rica.
Christine continues to write and works on freedom-for-
George Beckerman writes
fiction. Ergo, George Beckerman is a liar. His
lies have been published by The Punch
Magazine, Queen Mobs Teahouse, Johnny
America, Down In The Dirt Magazine, Little Old
Lady Comedy, Potato Soup Journal, Robot Butt
Magazine and R U Joking Magazine,
Bookends Review, the Evening Street Press and Fabula
Carolyn Hassall is
originally from the UK and has lived for the last
26 years on the West Coast of America in the
greater Seattle area.
She has spent much of her career developing
corporate strategy and writing business
communications at several Fortune 500 companies.
Carolyn has recently stepped away from the
business arena and is now concentrating on
creative writing including short stories and
Ping Yi works in public
service, and writes fiction, travelogues and
His work has appeared in Defenestration
Magazine, London Grip, Meniscus and Litro,
and is forthcoming in La Piccioletta
Barca and Dreich.
Ping Yi is from Singapore, and has also lived in
Cambridge, UK, and Boston.
Maury is the author of Shopping
Bagged and Oliver's AI Generated Silly
Picture Book, a contributor to comedy
websites including The Broadway Beat, End of
the Bench, The Spoof, Glossy News, Points in Case,
Robot Butt, and Little Old Lady Comedy.
He had a riff used in an episode of Mystery
Science Theatre 3000.
Maury is also a drummer and lives in Birmingham,
Alabama with his excellent family.
Robert Slentz-Kesler is a
former public-school teacher and librarian whose
fiction has appeared in Litro Magazine, the
Blotter, the Font, and the Rappahannock
He lives and writes in Durham, North Carolina, US.
See more of his work at https://robertslentzkesler.com.