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Staff — Fall 2011


04 Dec

Kelsey Howard, Editor In Chief
Kelsey Howard is a sophomore at State College of Florida and is planning to transfer to the University of South Florida in Tampa in Fall of 2012. Her major is Mass Communications with a focus on Magazine Production. She desires to one day become the Editor in Chief of a large magazine and prefers to one day work for Cosmo in New York City, NY.

“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.” -Mark Twain

Justin Oberg, Editor in Chief
Justin Oberg is attending his second year at SCF and will be attending USF in Tampa in the Fall of 2012. He plans to become either a creative writing teacher holding a PHD, or a lawyer. (Opposite ends of the payscale, right?) He has no major goals as of this time and just plans to go in the direction of the universal pull, although, as previously mentioned, his major will likely be in something involving writing and the English language with a minor in Philosophy. A self-described “renaissance man,” “pacifist,” “poet,” and “extrovert,” Justin can usually be found somewhere on campus laughing about something. If you see him, don’t be afraid to walk up and say “Hello!”

“A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.” ~Wallace Stevens, Opus Posthumous, 1957

Nicole Backus, Managing Editor
Nicole Backus is a sophomore at State College of Florida and is transferring to the University of North Florida in the Spring of 2012. She is planning on majoring in the Communications field, either in Advertising or Public Relations, and minoring in Journalism. She hopes to one day be successful in the business world, whether it be in PR for a large company or working with a popular magazine.

Mary Bastek

Sandra Widmann, Submission Chief of Art and Digital Media

Chris Murray, Submission Chief of Short Fiction and Non-Fiction

Marie Neston, Submission Chief of Poetry
Marie A. Neston is 21 years old and was born in Haiti. She moved to the U.S. at the age of 15 and learned to speak Spanish and English. She currently speaks 4 languages fluently: French, Creole, Spanish, and English. Marie loves anything that has to do with art, especially poetry, drawing, and painting. She plans on getting her psychology degree to become an Art Therapist. She loves helping people and would be very proud to be a role model for kids in her community.

Sabrina Rivera, Web Guru

You and Me


07 Dec

By Manolo G and Lee

Scenic Oregon 3


07 Dec

I have lived in SWFL since my husband retired from the Navy in 2004. I am a freshman, enrolled at SCF Venice, planning for an Associate of Arts Degree in 2012.

I have been interested in art in many forms for over 30 years; like Photography, Fiber Arts, Needle Arts, Drawing, Painting, and now Ceramics.

Scenic Oregon 4


07 Dec

I have lived in SWFL since my husband retired from the Navy in 2004. I am a freshman, enrolled at SCF Venice, planning for an Associate of Arts Degree in 2012.

I have been interested in art in many forms for over 30 years; like Photography, Fiber Arts, Needle Arts, Drawing, Painting, and now Ceramics.

 

Scenic Oregon 2


07 Dec

I have lived in SWFL since my husband retired from the Navy in 2004. I am a freshman, enrolled at SCF Venice, planning for an Associate of Arts Degree in 2012.

I have been interested in art in many forms for over 30 years; like Photography, Fiber Arts, Needle Arts, Drawing, Painting, and now Ceramics.

 

No Consequence


07 Dec

By: Justin Oberg

Time was of no consequence

                      Our feet found each other,

                               Under the comforter of earth,

                      Tired and thirsty

                              And slowly entwined.

We shared the cover

          The tight space

The wet soul sustaining us

And day after day

          Together we grew

And day after day

           I watch the sun

Rise and set

                   And light your brilliant

Leaves; green eyes.

Not even our nature

              To grow straight and tall

Could keep us from each other

              We lean, forever touching

Gently, our branches lock

          In a lipless embrace.

This earthly heaven

              Where

Time is of no consequence.

Going Downtown


07 Dec

By: alumahead

 

Going

Down,

Going

Down,

Going Downtown.

 

Gonna See My Gal,

Going Downtown.

Hope she wanna

go down,

go down,

go Downtown, too.

Red lights blinking,

Car out of gas,

Still wanna go Downtown.

Think of my Baby,

Locked the keys in the car,

Man, I gotta get

Downtown!

Baby got legs,

Tall, Soft, and Lean,

Like a highway to heaven

they go all the way up…….to Downtown.

Man,

I Gotta get my ass Downtown!

 

Gotta get on the bus,

That’ll cure this lust,

Gotta make it all the way Downtown.

Fourteenth and Main,

Gonna free this strain,

If I ever get to make it,

Downtown.

I’m Gonna wrap those legs

All around my head

and buzz down that landing strip

like Clitty-Clitty-Bang-Bang on a carnival ride,

Like a face rocket on a Mission,

with the Starship Enterprise bucking-and-a-shaking,

“She’s coming unhinged, Cap’n!”

“I need more power, Scotty!”

Then, I’ll get that scrambled transmission from way down below,

“She’s about to blow, Cap’n!”

“Just give me one more minute, Scotty!……with VIGOR!”

Yep, I’m gonna treat that sweet thing

Like a hound dog treats

A peanut butter jar,

‘Til there’s nothing left to do,

but lay back and blow smoke-rings from an after-fuck cigarette

………Downtown.

 

Fall 2011 – Fiction


07 Dec

The Studio by Gina Eairheart

Serial Dating by Gina Eairheart

This is my life by Wendy Hobbs

Ethical Bribery by Daniel O’Shea

The Yellow Windbreaker by Michael Rodgers

Purgatory Revisited by Isabel Sina

Fall 2011 — Poetry


07 Dec

“Going Downtown” by Alumahead

“The Great I Am” by Brice

“You Know…” by Gina Eairheart

“The Love of a Lifetime” by Kelly Egan

“The Nature of Unreality” by Eric Gray

“Beware Heart” by Nuzhat Mehrin Khan

“Redneck Gospel” by Elwood McClarity

“No Consequence” by Justin Oberg

“Stories” by Marc O’Leary

“Burial” by Rowe Lindsay Rowe

“Significance” by Rowe Lindsay Rowe

“Avoid Cliches Like the Plague” by Rowe Lindsay Rowe

Fall 2011 — Visual Arts


07 Dec

“Eggplant Fire” by Nick Eason

“Other Side of the Fence” by Nick Eason

“Dark Side of the Barn” by Nick Eason

“Wheat Sea” by Nick Eason

“Peek by Nick Eason

“Broken Door” by Nick Eason

“Interior II” by Nick Eason

“My Prince” by Jaclynn Gormley

“Reach Above” by Jaclynn Gormley

“Driving Solo” by Jennifer Johnson

“Scenic Oregon 1” by Tammy Mitchell

“Scenic Oregon 2” by Tammy Mitchell

“Scenic Oregon 3” by Tammy Mitchell

“Scenic Oregon 4” by Tammy Mitchell

“Stippling” by Marie Neston

“Cubism” by Marie Neston

“Metamorphosis” by Marie Neston

“You and Me” by Manolo Gee and Lee