Tuna Tortellini with Cream

By John Goodie Eli, the main chef in the kitchen at his family-owned Jewish Ghetto restaurant near Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood, heard a ruckus outside when the sous-chef, Jacob, opened the back door to step out for a cigarette. Eli grew up in that Italian-Jewish kitchen, learning to cook with his grandfather and father, easily mastering … Continue reading Tuna Tortellini with Cream


By Harvey Huddleston Joanne was such a conniver.  Elliot didn’t know that at the time because like they say in the Bronx, buttah wouldn’t melt in her mouth.  They’d just recently begun working together as legal assistants at a big firm with adjoining desks.  Everyday he’d hear about the problem her rescue group was having.  … Continue reading Herman

The Tourists of Sargasso Sea and Other Poems

By Thomas Page   The Tourists of the Sargasso Sea  Marine biologists have been baffled by the Sargasso Sea’s tubular tourists— The eel.    The eel  Seem to be the true  Sexless  Ageless  Birthless  Originless creature swimming along the warm streams.    They have baffled the likes of philosophers and psychoanalysts  With their knavish resistance … Continue reading The Tourists of Sargasso Sea and Other Poems

Art by Jing Kong

    Biography: I love life, nature and animals. I think painting is a way to explore human and animal souls. I like traditional painting, using gouache and ballpoint pen. I get inspiration from interesting pet stories. I try to discover the inner world of animals from paintings. Website: https://www.artwanted.com/cat8080 https://www.artmajeur.com/nickyta-k6 https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jing-kong.html