To celebrate our fifteen-year anniversary as a publication, we invited folks to submit pieces about “politics.” When I encouraged creativity in interpreting this theme, I didn’t foresee the diversity with which our authors and artists could adopt and adapt—without ever digressing to dogma or becoming trite.
Settings range from factories to offices, restaurants to remote country roads. Characters diverge from sisters to robots, couples to criminals. Yet, we correlate the local sheriff ’s ethical issues with the state senator’s moral quandary. We find ties between a physical wall that creates discord between a husband and wife and an emotional wall erected by a rape victim to block the pain. Whether satirical or serious, these words and images distinguish the human condition as one driven by experience over nature, illustrated by the choices—right and wrong—characters make.
In the history of moonShine, I never set a theme until now, and I thought this would be the one exception. But I may rethink this, considering the tremendous response in submissions. It’s a positive dilemma to have too many good stories from which to choose, and I thank every one of you who submitted. As well, I applaud the gifted photographers who gave us a staggering number of stunning photos to grace our pages.
Special thanks to the following contributors to this issue:
Photographers: Julie Ann Cook, Lisa J. Ellis, Wendy H. Gill,
Jeanne Julian, Nick Romeo
Authors: Les Brown, Julie Ann Cook, Steve Cushman,
Barbara V. Evers, LJ Hippler, David Morris, David E. Poston,
Gary V. Powell, Leslie M. Rupracht, Jane Shlensky, Bob Strother,
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Keep Writing ~ Keep Sharing
Anne M. Kaylor
Executive Editor & Publisher