Synchronized Chaos June 2016: Reality and Wishful Thinking

  Welcome, readers, to June’s issue of Synchronized Chaos Magazine. This month welcomes a cast of contributors who probe the boundaries between their surroundings and their imagination, between what is and what they fancy, dream, hope or fear could be. Diona Dorr’s short story presents a character who turns to violence when her vision of […]

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Poetry from Chika Onyenezi

  Apparition I don’t like what You look like it doesn’t ring a bell two toed demon in my chamber swinging toe dancing a pair of dead eyes blinking rapping on my soul your song is an apparition two edged gods appearing yet I am thinking

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Holly Sisson reviews Patty Lesser’s new novel Devouring Time

  The Missing Link- A review of novel Devouring Time by Patty Lesser. Reviewer, Holly Sisson, MA Depth Psychologist                 Devouring Time steeps its readers right from liftoff in the delightful dilemma of nuanced character development between the regular Joe Schmoe and the sophisticated gentleman during a conversation […]

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Short story from Diona Dorr

Vengeful Seduction Curvanna, her name slid off of his lips, smooth like melted butter. His pulse sped up while his body reacted to the biological working of his manhood. “Dammit!” he cried out. The voices in his head began to taunt and laugh hysterically, causing him to have shortness of breath. As he stared at […]

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Essay from Donal Mahoney

  Back Then and Write Now When I began writing in 1960, there were no website “magazines.” Print journals were the only place to have poems published. Writers used typewriters, carbon paper, a white potion to cover up mistakes and “snail mail” to prepare and submit poems for publication. Monday through Friday I’d work at […]

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Poetry from H.R. Creel

Mad King a mad king sits on his high horse, remote control in hand his castle smells of feet and old milk his reign an endless one of terror until his wife doesn’t answer from the polka dot bedroom. Road Map   I’ve got a road map to the stars Going to meet a famous […]

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Poetry from Cassandra Gauthier

You Were Supposed To Be Watching   You were supposed to be watching As I draped the black robe onto my shoulders And placed the square cap onto my head. But instead You draped yourself into a bar chair And placed your hand around a cup   You were supposed to be watching As I […]

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Poetry from Angelica Fuse

Step Back   step back a moment strap on new eyes do not jump so quickly to judgment wash away the pain you wallowed in become who you were always supposed to be. Pigtails   don’t put pigtails on me they are only handlebars don’t try to pin me down define me I will break […]

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Poetry from Ridley Flock

Might   Through strong arms I find my inner metal, Deep down, I am a cage, an animal used to live there, But now the animal is gone, leaving only the bars, A grinning rib cage of impregnability.

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