1: Flat regions on either side of the forehead 2: Places or things regarded as having within them a divine presence 3: Devices in looms that keep cloth stretched to the correct width during weaving 4: Buildings reserved for a highly valued function: libraries, temples of learning 5: Phil Temples.
Robin Stratton from Big Table Publishing solicited this fabulous blurb for my upcoming chapbook, A Home for Laika and Other Tails“:
“The thirteen charming and funny stories in Phillip Temples’ collection show us that we humans have much in common with our best friend, the dog. We find stories of canine treachery, jealousy and prejudice as well as cunning and bravery. This timeless collection follows the history of man/dog relations from the days of cave-dwellers to space travel and teaches us important lessons about our pets and ourselves. I highly recommend this book for anyone from 6 to 100 years old (and for dogs of all ages).” –John Cuetara, Mixed Messages & Away with Words
Punctuation can make the difference between a sentence that is well written and a sentence that is, well, written. Thanks, –Christopher Reilley
Coming in the fall of 2021, from Big Table Publishing: A Home for Laika and Other Tails is a chapbook collection of thirteen stories featuring mankind’s faithful, but often-times annoying four-legged canine companions.
Some of these stories have appeared in: Boston Literary Magazine, Ariel Chart: International Literary Journal; and Potluck.
When I saw this story on the internet I immediately thought of my short story, “Evolved,” contained in my new collection Transmogrify coming out in late 2021 from Červená Barva Press.
Body modification fanatic removes top lip to look like a ‘black alien’, now struggles to speak
The 32-year-old has even confessed that he now struggles to speak after his latest body transformation.
Issue #14 contains my short story, “A Lovely Ride in the Park.”
Bagels with the Bards #14
The Bagel Bards (or Bagels with the Bards) (are) a group of poets varied in age, race, gender meet, share poems, discuss poetry, drink lots of coffee, chew a bagel if so desired, sometimes sell their books. The atmosphere is generous and open to all, and you don’t have to be a poet to attend. What I…