Plant: Laurie Stone is a published author whose next book, "My Life as an Animal, Stories," will be published by TriQuarterly Books, Northwestern University Press. Her next story, "When People Fall, I Laugh," is published in the current issue of Fence

Old Friends: Melissa Rohen is an English instructor living in Michigan. Her fiction has appeared in 50 Words.   

Bright Screens, Granite and Charcoal: Jacob Cox's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in LitBreak, The Gambler Mag, Anti-Heroin Chic, Atticus Review, Belleville Park Pages, and The Santa Clara Review, among others. 

Wounded: Toti O'Brien's work has appeared in Intrinsick, Alebrijes, Entropy and Random Sample, among other journals and anthologies.