Dylan Davis sprinkled a little magic our way with his voyeuristic reflection entitled 'It's Goldenrod Inside' which we here thought a fitting way to wrap up NUNUM's Summer 2018 issue. Jaxson clouded Dylan's text into a time-lapse piece of Mt. Mayon in the Bicol region of the Philippines. The two hatched together into something very special and ended up achieving exactly what we are trying to get into here.
Tracy Pitts is a film photographer in Oregon. His photography has appeared in the Emerson Review, December Magazine, and the Sun Magazine among many others. And of course his work became the cover of NUNUM's Summer 2018 issue.
Born in Illinois and raised in Tennessee, Ernest Williamson is now also a part of the NUNUM scene after his loose suggestive painting 'Doting Diana' got our eyes. This work merged with a satirical flash piece we got from CK Rose to become a feature in our Summer 2018 issue called 'A New Benchmark'.
DL Shirey lives in Portland, Oregon, writing fiction, by and large, unless it's small. He has been caught flashing at Café Aphra, 365 Tomorrows, ZeroFlash and Fewer Than 500 among others. His story ‘6:58’ brings back thoughts to the reader of a life lived and is a wonderful addition to the Spring 2018 edition of NUNUM. DL can be found on Twitter at dlshirey or at www.dlshirey.com
Michael Guynn is currently a freshman at Dixie State University in Saint George, Utah, and is majoring in psychology. In his free time, he writes poetry, plays guitar, skis, longboards, and sells his art on skateboards. Someday he hopes to be a psychiatrist and inspire through art, writing, and creativity. Which is exactly why the Spring 2018 edition of NUNUM wouldn’t have been complete without having some of his work’s playful seriousness and right-now sense of place inside it. You can find more of Michael’s work on instagram at mikey_guynn and at dryfireboards
Erica Gonsalves’s story ‘The Stranger’ is a brief detailed flash into the life of a man with choices to make and is a perfect example of how good flash fiction works. Erica Gonsalves recently completed her M.A. in Writing at National University of Ireland, Galway. Beyond her inclusion in NUNUM’s Spring 2018 issue, her fiction can be seen in The Galway Review and The Bohemyth. Erica currently teaches high school English in Connecticut. You can find more of her work on instagram at EricaG920.
Ashley Cowger contributed a beautiful story to the Spring 2018 edition of NUNUM entitled ‘Louise Roberta Crandall’. She is the author of the short story collection ‘Peter Never Came’, and she won the Autumn House Press Fiction Prize. She has an MFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Penn State Harrisburg.
Oluwaseyi (Shayee) Awoyomi is a third generation self taught Nigerian visual and a performing artist. She pulls energy from the patterns in the traditional Adire of the Yoruba people, carrying on their unspoken language of communication in most of her works. In her art, inspiration can flow at anytime, from everywhere and it was exactly these quality’s that her work ‘Brain Map’ brought to the Spring 2018 edition of Nunum. You can find more of her work on instagram at simplyshayee.