Pen in Hand is the official literary journal of the Maryland Writers' Association. It is edited by Dr. Tapendu Basu, who writes under the name of Gandharva raja. In this issue, he interviewed Aaron Henkin, producer of “Out of the Block” on WYPR. The issue also includes:
Poetry by Edna Troiano, Cliff Lynn, Andrew McDowell, James T. Fielder, Michael Irving Phillips, Katie Brewster, Cary Camarat, Rissa Miller, and Nelson E. Brown.
Short stories by Karen D. McIntyre, Barbara Pengelly, CB Ainslie
Memoirs/Personal Essays by Victoria Clarkson, Eric W. Shoemaker, Barbara Mischke, Karen Bennett.
Young Adult: Flash Fiction by Nina A. McCormack.
Young Adult: Poetry by Julia Q. McCormack.
Photograph by Knobel-Besa.
Drama by Gandharva raja.
Table of Contents
Message from the Editor - Dr. Tapendu K. Basu, 6
The President’s Message – Eileen Haavik McIntire, 9
Conversation with Aaron Henkin – Dr. Basu, 11
Eden – Edna Troiano, 16
chimborazo v. everest – Cliff Lynn, 17
Nevermore – Andrew McDowell, 18
Sandpiper’s Dance – James T. Fielder, 20
Shining the Bricks – Michael Irving Phillips, 21
Sensory Seashore – Katie Brewster, 23
The Hunter – Cary Camarat, 24
Bedtime Stories – Rissa Miller, 26
Loving Me is Like... – Nelson E. Brown, 28
Short Stories / Flash Fiction, 30
Maggie – Karen D. McIntyre, 30
How Not to Plan a Murder? – Barbara Pengelly, 34
Flashback – CB Anslie, 37
Memoirs / Personal Essays, 45
The Escape – Victoria Clarkson, 45
License to Drive – Eric W. Shoemaker, 48
Closing the Door – Barbara Mischke, 53
The Value of Pie – Karen Bennett, 56
The Harrowing Yet Moving Baseball Narrative – Farrell Levine, 58
Young Adult: Flash Fiction, 69
Fresh Off the Boat – Nina A. MCCormack, 69
Yount Adult: Poetry, 72
Ode to Writers – Julia Q. McCormack, 72
Art / Photographs, 74
The Message, photograph – Knobel-Besa
Hat Hair – Gandharva raja, 75