It’s Flowering Time • May 2021

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The Fabulist Words & Art presents …

“It’s Flowering Time”

May 2021 • Vol. 15, No. 3

What do you do when “the blossoms refuse to leave you”? In “Blooming,” by Sophia Colby, a young protagonist with a fantastical floral affliction follows a poignant, but never sentimental, path from stigmatization to proudly thorny acceptance. (May 7)

A publicity tour by a famously supersized ape tests local resources, but locals are glad to accommodate the giant beast, in “King Kong on the Prairies,” a quirky little historical annotation by Andrew Rai Berzins. (May 14)

In “A Million Masks of God,” Arthur Kwon Lee’s acrylic-on-canvas paintings capture fragments of myth, religion, psychology, and 21st century media. (May 21)

There’s no place like home, but our dreams of an Earthly paradise may be bigger than a lunar greenhouse can contain, in “Eden,” by Adam Masdiaz. (May 28)

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