Showing posts from March 23, 2014

Realism Coming Straight at Ya! aaduna Welcomes contributors Boyd and Carter!

Dennis R. Boyd, Jr., known as D.J. writes with a realism and down-to-earth sensibilities that are refreshing and unpredictable. Boyd has lived a life that could be a character in the classic literature that he continues to enjoy reading. While we are just teasing you, his bio and full story is coming in aaduna's upcoming issue. Here is a brief excerpt, from the opening of his short story, "Michael:"

Annie sipped her latte and lit a cigarette. “Why the hell am I wasting such a beautiful Saturday morning talking to someone I really don’t like, about something I really don’t want to talk about,” she wondered in silence. She exhaled a lungful of smoke into the waking city above and died another tiny, private death.

Across from her, Caroline slouched and chomped at her bagel like a cow chewing cud, gnashing and smacking on the same bite for her customary twenty-eight chews. It was the number recommended in some magazine article Caroline had read concerning the improvement of…

Wonderful is Boodoo-Fortuné & Christopher H. Gorrie

Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné is a poet and artist.As an artist, she creates vibrant multi-colored and subtle hued work that is mystical, romantic and enchanting.Danielle will exhibit several images in the winter/spring 2014 issue so we will tease you with only one of her pieces:

You have a visual delight coming at you in a few days and you will remember Boodoo-Fortuné.


Christopher H. Gorrie is a 21st century Renaissance Man. His artistic interests span the spectrum of cultural ideas and he illuminates these areas with vision, intelligence and focus.

Here is a teaser from his poem:

“On a Marriage that Was to Take Place atop Half

Dome in Yosemite National Park

for Nick and Katie”

“I think it was Auden who whined, “Marriage is rarely bliss,”
though he lightened the phrase by encapsulating it in the context of modern physics –
namely, at least it has the ability to take place,
and that should be enough to bring bliss equal…