erse through various pop culture lenses.Laurie Stone is the author of several books of fiction and nonfiction and has published stories and memoirs in such publications as Open City, Anderbo, Nanofiction, Joyland, The ThreePenny Review, Creative Nonfiction, and The Los Angeles Review, among many venues. She is currently working on The Love of Strangers: Micro, Flash, and Short Fiction by Laurie Stone.Trudi Taylor was born in Scotland from a maternal line of Mediterranean Jews (artists, musicians, and a mathematician) and a paternal line of Viking atheists (policemen, gardeners, and a ship captain). After traveling the world on her father's ship, her family settled in LA (Lower Alabama). When she was thirteen, Trudi won the 8th grade creative writing contest for a short story about falling off the balance beam, and she has been writing ever since.Kristina Wright is a full-time writer and the editor of several erotica and erotic romance anthologies for Cleis Press, including Fairy Tale Lust and the Best Erotic Romance series.Jay Xuret has published many stories online and in print journals, including Stone Path Review, Foliate Oak, Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine, Fiction Vortex, and WORK Literary Magazine. The Committee Room selected his story Ordinary Life" (published by The Citron Review) as the June 2013 Story of the Month."