About the Authors

Porch Cats (Cover Photo): Mary-Anne is Managing Editor of Five on the Fifth. She has a Master's Degree in Professional Writing from Towson University. Currently, she teaches at AACC and Towson University. Her work can be found in Gone Lawn, Crack the Spine, Duende, and Flash Fiction Magazine. Her most recent piece, “The Oyster Therapist," can be found in Gravel Magazine.

Soon: Marshall Howell was an undergraduate at Oberlin College and later received an MFA in creative writing from The New School and a JD from Harvard Law School. His fiction has appeared in Northwest Review, The G.W. Review, Happy, The Licking River Review, Xavier Review, Parting Gifts, Pangolin Papers, Lynx Eye, and The Iconoclast.

A Fairy Tale: Rachael Smith completed her undergraduate degree at University of Texas and her MFA in creative writing at the University of New Orleans, where she received the award of Best Thesis for a collection of my short stories.

Dont Stare: William Hillier is a British European writer who splits his time between Berlin and Brighton, UK. He has been published in Popshot Magazine and has been short- and long-listed for over a dozen short story awards.

Crystal Ball: Emily Zasada's short stories have appeared in Your Impossible Voice, The Northern Virginia Review, Menacing Hedge, Penny, and Flock (formerly Fiction Fix), among other publications. Visit her website at www.emilyzasada.com.

Contagion: Jason Sprinkle is a software developer living in Austin, Texas and this is his very first publication.