Today we introduce the first issue of Uptown Mosaic Magazine. We’ve been laboring mightily to pick the best fiction, poetry and art from a really strong group of submissions. We think we accomplished that goal and are very excited to share these selections with you.
This month’s Storyboard features “The Nigger Knockers” by Rion A. Scott a short story about adults finding the deeper meaning behind a kid’s game. Author Thomas Sullivan’s “The Silver Lining” finds the “good” in our country’s ongoing international entanglements. Finally, Adeola Adeniyi adeptly captures the mood and angst of a young Brooklyn couple contemplating their first sexual encounter in “Scared”.
In the Poetry Cypher we have Valentina Cano’s “Addictions” and “Hollow” two poems that document life’s struggles. Valerie Smith adds her worldview to the site with her two poems, “sermon to the broken” and “It’s Hard For Words to be True/It’s Hard to be True to Words”.
Dr. Ernest Williamson III’s visually stunning pieces “Banned In the 80’s”, “Soldier of Love” and “In Between Opinions” provide the artistic backdrop for this issue.
Hopefully you’ll find these stories, poems and art as enjoyable as we did. Of course we’d love to hear from you. Let us know what you think!