Callum Lofts is an emerging actor and writer based in Sydney, Australia. He has been a regular contributor to online magazine Yeahnah.tv and been featured on Thought Catalog. He recently toured Adelaide for their Fringe festival with his comedy show, Maverick and Ferris’ Eight Steps to SUCCESSP. He recently has been offered a place at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, which he will attend in early September.
Follow him on twitter here: @callumlofts
“Peeper” is a one-minute play by Rachel Bublitz.
RACHEL BUBLITZ is the Founder of the 31 Plays in 31 Days Project and Co-Artistic Director of All Terrain Theater. Her work has been produced around the country. She is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at SFSU. Rachelbublitz.com
just pretend to listen
to the sound of
and nod affirmatively
when being scolded
by the scalding
heat of another person’s
spoken with either
the ether like pitch
of a helium inhaler
The winner of The Furious Gazelle’s first ever Valentine’s/President’s Day contest goes to Susan Emshwiller, for her story “Dining Alone on Valentine’s Day.” If you haven’t read her story yet, you should do that now.
Thank you to our finalists, Jari Thymian and Jacob Shelton for their works “Swept Off My Feet” and “James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur,” respectively.
We were thrilled to read each and every submission, and look forward to planning our next contest.
This short story by Susan Emshwiller is the third finalist in our Valentine’s/President’s Day contest.
Susan Emshwiller wears several hats, sometimes many at the same time, a column of them teetering on her head. Filmmaker, playwright, screenwriter, director, novelist, actress, set decorator, chicken wrangler, painter, poet… She has written and directed several plays including the critically acclaimed and award-winning BRUSHSTROKES. As an actress she was featured in Robert Altman’s The Player. She is co-writer of the Academy Award winning film Pollock. Her feature film In the Land of Milk and Money, a wild social satire, garnered awards and rave reviews at festivals in the US and internationally. She likes inventing stories and back yard contraptions.
Our second finalist in the Furious Gazelle’s President’s/Valentine’s Day contest is a poem by Jari Thymian.
Jari Thymian is a full-time volunteer in state and national parks around the US. Her poetry has appeared in various print and online publications including Orange Room Review, FRiGG, Prune Juice Journal, Simply Haiku, and The Pedestal. She’s been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for Best of the Web.