March 2013 Issue

Fantastic Imaginings

Spring is here, and the world stirs. Life starts right now. What can you see between the light and shadows of lengthening days and close nights? Readers, this quarter’s issue is dedicated to Dr. Seuss, a man who saw more than most. He was especially skilled at giving his audience doses of the truth disguised by the fantastic. No greater worth has a writer than this. Happy 101st, Doctor.

         “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”

                                                                                                                        – Dr. Suess

Themes: Each issue, our editors select a few themes that we would like our submissions to focus on, and we encourage (but do not require) our writers to submit work related to our themes. For your convenience, we have noted which theme(s) have been incorporated into this issue’s pieces at the top of each page. The themes for the March Issue are:

  • Winter to Spring: March 21st is the first day of spring, and the date of the issue’s release.
  • Dr. Seuss’s Birthday: March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, as well as Read Across America Day. We would like to celebrate this great author, and promote literacy around the US and the world.
  • The Ides of March: March 15 is the Ides of March, the day Julius Caesar was assassinated.

Bonus Section: In addition to our themes, we like to include a special section in each issue. For example, in our first issue, we asked for short pieces answering the prompt: “Why I Write.” For the March Issue, the theme for our special section is “Inspired.” What works of art inspire you? To have work considered for this section, we asked our writers to consider this question and submit pieces inspired by another artist’s work of any media (painting, sculpture, dance, song, etc).

We here at Writer’s Block have worked tirelessly over the past few months to bring you our 3rd issue, and we’re so excited to have it available for you now. In addition, we would like to say thank you to all our writers for your effort and your submissions, and thank you to every one of our readers for making this all possible.

And now, what you’ve all been waiting for: The Writer’s Block March 2013 Issue!

Short Fiction
The Sphinx’s Riddle – Courtney Cooper
Oath – Laurie Cetera
Lavender Soap and Cigarettes – Kiera Harvell
Beacon of Exposure -Saba Hashemi
The Love of the Game – Anthony Palumbo


*All poetry for this issue is listed under the author’s name
The Great Picture
The Seuss Boy
Ravaged Planet
Crinkled Memories
The Fall of Man
The Dandelion in Us
Jars of Sunshine
Memorial Day
Doctor Seuss
The Condemned Thief


Art from our Gallery
Sibonay Koo
Project Week 2
Karishma Sonde
Mechanical Man
Which Name
Carolyn Yao

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