Doorknobs & BodyPaint
Issue Forty

Halloween/All Saints Issue
Theme: Supernatural Forces

(Guidelines for this issue)

November 2005
Flash Fiction
First Prize
Prelude to a Mystery
Andrew R. Crow
November 2005
Hayward Fault Line
First Prize
Early Mapsco
Bev Vines-Haines
November 2005
First Prize
Self-fulfilling Prophesy
Bev Vines-Haines

Flash Fiction

The Key
Bev Vines-Haines
The Great Escape
John D. Ritchie
The Great War
Joel Murray
Red Dress Of Gold
Abha Iyengar

Hayward Fault Line

Outside The Walls
Elizabeth Scott
Red As The Great Sun
Peter Harris


Anthony Adrian Pino
Janine Durbin
Moonlight And Roses
Barbara A. Taylor
Here Kitty, Kitty
Sandy Vrooman

Cairo Room

Vamp At The Coffeehouse
John A. Ward
Last Smoke And Eight-Ball
Kathleen Clauson
The Shore Or A Love Story
D. Harlan Wilson
J. Gordon


(Dorsal winners, issues 25-39)

Friday Night, Andrew Ramer: #25, 2002
Take Me To Your Cleaners, Brenda Ross: #26, 2002
Two-Legged Piggy Bank, James Morford: #27, 2002
Sleeping With The Fishes No More, Kai Venice: #28, 2002
The Chinese Slippers, Liann Snow: #29, 2003
A Thief Like Me, John A. Ward: #30, 2003
Adventuring, E. K. Bartuska: #31, 2003
A Piece Of Faerie Tail, Sandy Vrooman: #32, 2003
Makeover, Denis Taillefer: #33, 2004
Gommorah, Val Griffiths: #34, 2004
She's Dead, Ian Wrisley: #35, 2004
Birthdays And Broken Spirits, Kathleen Clauson: #36, 2004
Twins, Kathleen Clauson: #37, 2005
Mr. Fixit's Lament, Liesl Jobson: #38, 2005
The Last Rites, John Ritchie: #39, 2005

Diane's View

Reviews: quick and delicate as a brush stroke

Selected for Issue #40, First published: November 2005
Issue #41 due on-line February 2006
Hang onto your 'knobs.
Leila Rae: editor
Bara Swain: dorsal editor
Lola Chavelak: art director

Aaron Jason: fiction editor emeritus