I felt a little frisky
this month, so I was really critical on choosing the content of this
issue of thedetroiter.com
lit. In fact I was down right evil.
I must have read fifty submissions this month and the only one's that
caught my interest were aggressive in nature and content. I'm not
actually sure where I got this "evil" impulse from, but
when the lit section was all said and done I was pleased with what
my darker half had chosen. And as always I'm sure your darker half
will be thankful too. - Eric Novack, Editor
the Blink of an Eye" by Brandon M. Crupi
Man on the Skeleton Crew
Down at Olympia Stadium" by John Jeffire
LINDSEY'S HEAD ON A STICK"
An excerpt from "the silent burning" by Ryan Bartek
About the Authors
Brandon M. Crupi surprisingly
has never been published. Elitist Publications is pleased to be the
first to de-flower the young lad. Brandon is currently a graduate
student at Wayne State University.
John Jeffire was born in Detroit
and still lives in the metro Detroit area with his wife, daughter,
son, and two hyperactive Jack Russells. Recently, his story "Even
Angels Have Their Angels" was a finalist in the 2005 Gival Press
Short Story Competition and will be published in Gival's 2006 anthology.
Two of his poems are also slotted to appear in the May 2005 English
Journal. John has also had his work published in Parenting, Whiskey
Island, America, South Coast Poetry Journal, The Peralta Press, Into
the Teeth of the Wind. John is currently teaching English at Chippewa
Valley High School.
Ryan Bartek writes a monthly
column for the Real Detroit Weekly, he also is the new Music Editor
for the Jam Rag (a monthly circular filled with great stories about
local musicians and much, much more). Ryan also is up to his eye balls
in movie and music projects on top of his writing. His first novel
"the silent burning" (which he calls an "anti"
novel) will be on the shelves later this month.