July 11, 2021
Close-up of buttons on printer

Sometimes Technology Wins

Sometimes we win. Sometimes, it's the machines.
June 13, 2021
waters flooding a fully furnished apartment

The Flood

Julie Hazlett **Trigger warning: This piece deals with sensitive subject matters including suicide, survivor grief, death, depression, supernatural beings, and anxiety. Please be advised when reading.** […]
May 29, 2021
Black and red book cover reading "The Night Library of Sternendach" by Jessica Levai

Book Review: The Night Library at Sternendach

Review of a vampiric lyrical opera!
May 4, 2021
Man in sweater holding book entitled "Featherdusting the Moon"

Play and Poems: My Interview with Troy Cady

Our first interview with poet and founder of PlayFull, Troy Cady.
April 19, 2021

Birth of a Dream

Rita Mock-Pike You hadn’t thought of it beforeBut there it is.Suddenly, the world opens up,but it’s not your thing. This thought flits across your brain.“No chance, […]
April 15, 2021
giant elephant in forest with a man standing in front of the elephant

The Second Issue of the MockingOwl Roost: Dreams

The second issue of the MockingOwl Roost: Dreams. Enjoy poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, lyrics, and more!
April 4, 2021
painting of phoenix rising

Be Still

Rise, my soul, and be still.
March 18, 2021
blank page, crumpled up paper beside

Muse, My Wonderful, Terrible You

When the muse won't come and you can't write...
March 6, 2021

I Am a Runner with Hope

Rita Mock-Pike Sparkling light streaks the pageAs I try to bring my mind to focus.The music from another roomand giggles from outdoorsdistract. But there’s hope.There’s anticipation.There’s […]
February 5, 2021

Death Ward

Poetic reflections on a childhood spent in the Death Ward.
February 4, 2021

My Raging War

Cynthia Ann Lublink My soul cries for the fear,                         for the pain, You prick the wounds of my heart                         still waiting to be healed. […]
January 27, 2021

Home When I Get There

A poem about loss, expectation, and hope.
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