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ISSUE THREE:
DECEMBER

 2020

Dear readers,

As the year comes to a close, we would like to thank everyone for reading and submitting. We are so glad we are able to support the artists and writers who find a home for their work within our journal. Submissions are increasingly competitive––although we do not have the resources to give feedback to every piece submitted due to sheer volume, we encourage readers to visit our feedback corner. Starting in Issue Four, acceptance decisions will be released simultaneously before publication instead of within a two-week reading period––but as always, submissions will remain rolling. We urge anyone hesitant to submit to take the hardest step, and put forth their work!

We hope you enjoy our third Issue, featuring work from a diverse group of artists and writers in every sense of the word. 

       Happy reading!

Wishing you a Happy New Year,

~ Michelle, Editor-in-Chief @flarejournal

Letter from the Editors

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

COVER: I am Not Asking For an Answer as Much as I am Asking for Reaction
COVER: I am Not Asking For an Answer as Much as I am Asking for Reaction

Joanna Prokopiou

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Society's Malfunctions
Society's Malfunctions

Joanna Prokopiou

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Idylwood Park
Idylwood Park

Cindy Phan is an ice skater, inline skater, and outdoor adventurer. Photography, horror, heavy metal, wine, and animals are a few of Cindy's interests, which are ever-expanding because she literally aspires to do everything. Cindy's only fears in life are losing the people she loves, and leaving this world without satisfying all her curiosities.

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Time Warp
Time Warp

Tamizh Ponni worked as Design Facilitator in an International School, Bengaluru, India. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, an MBA in Human Resources and a Masters in English Literature. She is currently pursuing her M.Tech, PhD integrated course in Data Science.

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Golden Season
Golden Season

Funeral Lakes is Sam Mishos (she/her) and Chris Hemer (he/him). They started the project in the spring of 2018, self-producing music in their apartment in Vancouver, B.C., and now in Toronto, ON. Funeral Lakes exists as a creative medium to share their fears and frustrations, drawing on experiences of life in the Anthropocene as inspiration. Listen with the link below:

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Funeral Lakes
Funeral Lakes

Photo by Katerina Zoumboulakis. Lyrics by Funeral Lakes. Listen with the link below:

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Helix
Helix

Robert Stanley has been exhibiting art in the Chicago area since 1973. He has been juried into national and international shows. His works evoke our fragmented world, the placement of objects suggesting serenity and mystery within the chaos of life. The poems trace the changing expression of his art and poetry over the preceding forty-some years. The poems and artworks comment on each other, sometimes closely aligned, sometimes obscure, revealing evolution of artistic sensibility.

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Head of the Panther
Head of the Panther

Robert Stanley has been exhibiting art in the Chicago area since 1973. He has been juried into national and international shows. His works evoke our fragmented world, the placement of objects suggesting serenity and mystery within the chaos of life. The poems trace the changing expression of his art and poetry over the preceding forty-some years. The poems and artworks comment on each other, sometimes closely aligned, sometimes obscure, revealing evolution of artistic sensibility.

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Homage to Walt Whitman, Antoine de St. Exupery, and November 8, 2006
Homage to Walt Whitman, Antoine de St. Exupery, and November 8, 2006

Robert Stanley has been exhibiting art in the Chicago area since 1973. He has been juried into national and international shows. His works evoke our fragmented world, the placement of objects suggesting serenity and mystery within the chaos of life. The poems trace the changing expression of his art and poetry over the preceding forty-some years. The poems and artworks comment on each other, sometimes closely aligned, sometimes obscure, revealing evolution of artistic sensibility.

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Tabula Rasa
Tabula Rasa

Robert Stanley has been exhibiting art in the Chicago area since 1973. He has been juried into national and international shows. His works evoke our fragmented world, the placement of objects suggesting serenity and mystery within the chaos of life. The poems trace the changing expression of his art and poetry over the preceding forty-some years. The poems and artworks comment on each other, sometimes closely aligned, sometimes obscure, revealing evolution of artistic sensibility.

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PROSE

THE PAINTER OF CHURCHES- 

PHILLIP PAROTTI

TIJUCA-

DERMOT O'SULLIVAN

MEMORIES BOTTLED UP-
CECILIA YANG

MAUL IT OVER-
LEAH SACKETT

POETRY

HELL IS HIGHWATER

- DANE RITTER
 

BROKEN MIRRORS

- MARISSA JOYCE

MOMMY DEAREST

- ÉMILIE GALINDO

THE MOONGLADE

- JOSH BRYL G. OLLER

cho bà nội

- JULIA VU

JOURNEY TO THE MAILBOX ON BEECH ST.

- CHARLIE BRICE

OCTOBER'S STARDUST

- ANIKA EVANOFF

EXPECTATIONS

- CAROLINE NELSON

THE GLOOMY MONTHS

- ARIA LEE​

DEATH BY REAL ESTATE

- JOHN GREY