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The Fall

Au­tumn is the sea­son of death, and there is a high body count in Is­sue 4. From the bat­tle­fields of Scot­land to the barns of the Cana­dian Prairies, death awaits. But more im­por­tantly, life awaits. It is hu­man na­ture not to ac­cept death as the fi­nal tragedy, but to try valiantly and de­fi­antly to imag­ine more. Trans­for­ma­tion, re­newal, and re­birth are wo­ven into many sto­ries of this is­sue, where love and loss are fol­lowed by some­thing un­ex­pected and pow­er­ful.

Sto­ry­telling has a sim­i­lar way of trans­form­ing us. We rise and we fall, but in the hands of a mas­ter sto­ry­teller, we ex­pe­ri­ence re­demp­tion and aware­ness, in­sight and un­der­stand­ing. There is il­lu­mi­na­tion and re­birth, like the phoenix that dies only to be cre­ated anew.

In this is­sue, we are proud to con­grat­u­late our in­au­gu­ral Mag­pie Po­etry Award win­ners Ace Baker, Daniela Elza, and Michael Pa­trick El­trich, who rose above many ex­cel­lent en­tries to catch the eye of our es­teemed

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