Sunday, May 5, 2019

May rez Posted

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Now that spring has sprung, we begin to think about our summer reading lineup. But before you go there, we have a lineup of our own this month that is wonderful, breezy reading.  Jami Mills covers this year’s iteration of the timeless classic SL entertainment, Le Cirque de la Nuit, the steampunk black and white extravaganza put on by Idle Rogue Productions. This year features more dance than circus, but was nonetheless a wonderful evening in the theater.  Unknown UUID contributed Wintergewinn, a tale that combines German history with modern day musings.  Zymony Guyot is back this month with a serious piece, E Pluribus Shooter, which takes our gun culture to task. Cat Boccaccio proves once again that less is more with her fine piece of micro-fiction, Home Alone. This month we reprint from December 2011 the political thriller, Bravo Red, which includes some topical observations about the perils of the US Presidency.  Fabric is Dearstluv Writer’s contribution this month, and one of her most provocative and beautifully written poems.  What issue would be complete without at least one poem by the incomparable RoseDrop Rust, who walks us through the ineffable seasons with Multi-Seasonal. And rounding out this month’s collection of wonderful prose and poetry is Shayna ThetiSheri’s Our Love, a poignant love poem for the ages.  After you finish this month’s issue of rez, then you can finish up that summer reading list.  Enjoy!

Monday, April 1, 2019

April rez Posted

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As we thaw out in early spring, our thoughts turn to a good read on a lazy, sunny weekend.  We have just the thing for you: another issue of rez Magazine, chock full of timely articles, short stories and superb poetry by some of the finest poets in any realm.  Barbie Starr starts us off Glimpsing the World of Diawa Bellic, a peek into the career of the illustrious dancer, Diawa Bellic, who shares some of her personal thoughts about the current state of dance in SL.  Art Blue dazzles (us as only he can) with The Holy Follower, a story about how he started his own church, replete with monsignors and devoted Followers.  Inspired by the Aaron Copeland’s Appalachian Spring, performed by the Boston Symphony, Merope Madrigal delivers a beautiful poem, Appalachian Synesthesia.  Morgue McMillan-Storeland brings us Mittelschmerz, a sensitive coming of age poem about newfound awareness.  Our favorite “less is more” writer, Cat Boccaccio, describes an ugly encounter in a high-end restaurant that prompts her to ponder civility (or the lack thereof).  Neruval, the erudite AI owl, contributes Gulliver’s Dream, which takes us along for a discussion with Art Blue, virtual artist, Gem Preiz, and Juliette Surreal-D about the intricacies of tinies and virtual technology.  Not Doing is RoseDrop Rust’s poem this month, wondering whether doing nothing might actually be better than doing something.  And last but not least, Dearstluv Writer scares us with her poem, Stalker, but in the scaring we’re hopefully better prepared for the stalker among us.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

March rez Posted

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https://issuu.com/rezslmagazine/docs/march_2019



















As winter drags on way too long, we sometimes yearn for something good to read by the crackling fire.  Well, you’ve come to the right place. This month’s issue features Barbie Starr’s piece One Billion Rising about the very worthy event of the same name.  Her well researched piece focuses our attention on the issue of violence against women.  Barbie sheds light on just how this organization conducts its important work.  Ervare contributes I Got Bigger Fish to Fry, in which he enlists the help of none other than the philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein, in Ervare’s long-standing battle with Amazon. Cat Boccaccio brings us another one of her fabulous short, short stories, Happy Time.  Shyla the Super Gecko, whom you all know from her work here in rez, writes of a young girl’s innocence and its inevitable demise in Summer Salts.  And what would you do if a cat burglar suddenly appeared in your bedroom? Well, Persephone Phoenix tells us in her poem The Bedroom Fedora.  RoseDrop (“Rusty”) Rust describes his long-time idol, the enigmatic, sexy, strutting singer in his poem Jim Morrison. One of our favorite poets, Dearstluv Writer, ponders the choices we make between good and evil in her poem Impact.  B dot Red is sent to restore History in The Last Kingdom, and ends up criticizing the manner in which Albert Einstein’s brain has been preserved. The incomparable Jullianna Juliesse completes the March issue with Our Corner of Heaven Will Be Throwing Beer Cans at the Puritans, in which she hilariously describes her own lineage and their probable reaction to the events of the day.  Get comfortable and pull the blanket up over you and dive in to this month’s issue.  Enjoy!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

February rez Posted

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https://issuu.com/rezslmagazine/docs/february_2019




















Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinary, appeared today and didn’t see his shadow, which, as legend goes, means we’re in for an early spring.  Forget that historically, PP’s prognostications have only been right 39% of the time. What has been proven month after month, however, is that 100% of the time rez Magazine has presented the grid’s finest writers, be it micro-fiction, short stories, virtual news reporting, or world-class poetry.  This February's issue is no exception.  We’ve reprised Jami Mills’s short story, The Farm, featuring a sensitive young girl who stands up for what she believes in.  Zymony Guyot delivers a powerful punch this month with his poem, Dodging Bullets, which simply takes our breath away. No one describes more artfully than Consuela Hypatia Caldwell when two lovers blend into one, in her beautiful poem, Two Hues. Where in the world has Art Blue been?  Right at your backdoor, urging us to get a much needed update, in his short piece, Backdoor.  Cat Boccaccio, who always says more with less, contributes Callexis, a magical story about a mask like no other.  The Blank Theorem finds its way into our pages and makes us question what is and what is not, thanks to another Art Blue thought piece.  Rounding out this wonderful issue is our favorite poet, RoseDrop Rust, who dissects his way through the most profound of thoughts with his poem, The Anatomical Display. Just because Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow shouldn’t give us any false hope.  But the February issue of rez is as close to a sure thing as there is.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January rez Posted

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https://issuu.com/rezslmagazine/docs/january_2019





















We ring in the new year with a bounty of wonderful writing from around the globe. Embarking on a new year is always exciting, and fueling it this month is the mastery our contributing writers have over their craft, from reportage, to fiction, to poetry. When we add up our blessings at the end of the year, we come up with a staggering total. We start off the January issue with Burn2, a piece by our intrepid reporter, Barbie Starr, who tells the compelling story of how Burn2 came into being, all the way back to the burning of a giant male effigy in the California desert. Jullianna Juliesse pens a passionate poem, Mojo Boots, in which she spies a pair of “must have” boots - - and you don’t want to get between Julie and the object of her desire when that happens.  Jami Mills reprises Dear Sophie, her story of a jazz-loving, down on her luck, alcoholic Miss Lonelyhearts writer living in the Lower East Side. Karli Daviau contributes Frank’s, a hilarious poem that shows the predictability of some of the most familiar virtual pickup lines. Cat Boccaccio is at it again in Too Many Stops, where she explores the anguish of a broken family. In another of his brilliant poems, Multi-Seasonal, RoseDrop Rust treats us to his examination of the four seasons, giving us new insights into each. Art Blue does a deep dive into American music culture and differentiates between red, blue, green and black in Buddy Holly. Bringing it all to a wonderful conclusion is Will Blake, who takes our breath away with No Other Way, connecting words and images as only he can. From all the staff at rez Magazine, Happy New Year and Happy Reading!