Dear Readers and Writers,
The colors of this issue run vein-deep, change the composition of blood, and explode with gradient brilliance. Even the black and white screams. Beautiful illusions, cavernous fears, and sublime hope drive the voices of these writers.
When I asked for apocalypse themed writing several issues ago, submitters gave me full-blown apocalypse. When I asked for altered fairy-tales for this issue, writers gave me hints of Little Red Riding hood---and apocalypse! This issue represents how the will of writers creates the theme of an issue, a combined voice that just seems to happen. I've been grateful to follow its current and emergent wave, its mysterious synthesis of unplanned purpose.
This issue embraces the seemingly polar sides of contemporary literature through mainstream stories and poems that follow all of the traditional elements of good writing, yet transcend through themes, and in contrast, through highly experimental stories that break all of the traditional rules, yet communicate effectively—through themes.
Volume 2, Issue #2 of The Medulla Review shouts: you cannot define us, but you may shout rebelliously with us!
Jennifer Hollie Bowles
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