About the Authors

The Pumpkins (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.

I'd Write a Story: Mileva Anastasiadou is a neurologist. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in many journals, such as The Molotov Cocktail, Jellyfish Review, Asymmetry fiction, The Sunlight Press, Ghost Parachute, Gone Lawn and others. You can check her out at https://www.facebook.com/milevaanastasiadou/

What's Heavy: Bradford Philen writes and teaches in the Philippines. His full list of publications can be found at bradfordphilen.com.

Lockdown: Daniel L. Link lives in Northern California where he writes short stories, novels, and flash fiction. He's an assistant editor of The Gold Man Review. His work has been featured in HCE Review, Lowestoft Chronicle, Eastern Iowa Review, Penmen Review, Copperfield Review, Esthetic Apostle, Soliloquies Anthology, and others. His website is daniellinkauthor.com.

The Red Balloon: Gabe San Agustin was born in California but has spent the last five years of his life living in Colombia. He teaches ESL/Language Arts at a bilingual school. When he is not teaching, he is writing, and when he is not writing, he is reading. Some of his favorite authors are: Amy Hempel, Noy Holland, and Will Christopher Baer.

A Glimpse of Hope: Dirk van Nouhuys has a BA from Stanford in writing and an MA from Columbia in contemporary literature. He writes novels, short stories, experimental forms, and occasionally verse. He has been published in nearly 75 literary magazines and other publications. You can learn more at www.wandd.com, including a complete list of publications at http://www.wandd.com/Site/Publications.html.