Doorknobs & BodyPaint
Issue Fifty-Five

Hot August Nights

(Guidelines for this issue)





August 2009
Doorknobs
First Prize
Blood Moon
Chella Courington


August 2009
Hayward Fault Line
First Prize
Movie of You
Francine Witte


August 2009
Dorsal
First Prize
Phobophobia: Fear of Fears
John A. Ward


August 2009
Tapas
First Prize
Still Life
Abha Iyengar




Doorknobs




A Matter of Opinion
Patricia Harrington
Duplicity
Joanne Faries
Culture War
Bev Vines-Haines
A Superstitious Lot
Alex Blott
Deciding Factors
Sophie Goodfellow
Congo Descending
Berend ter Borg
Big Bad John
Oonah V. Joslin
Maid of Constant Sorrow
Joyce Daniels





Hayward Fault Line




Not a River in Egypt
Bev Vines-Haines

Laugh and the Whole World
Joyce Daniels



Dorsal





By the Book
Sandy Vrooman
Almost Perfect
Alex Blott
Anon
Joyce Daniels
ABC's
Joanne Faries
Love Language
Bev Vines-Haines



Tapas





She Gets What She Came For
Chelia Courington

The Cast-off's Cookbook
Alex Blott

Van Gogh Draws Angelina Jolie in an August Light
Kyle Hemmings

The Organ Grinder
Trevor Johnson

Forsaken
Joanne Faries

Leave Me Alone
Jeanette Cheezum




Cairo Room





But not the Child
Berend ter Borg
Q. . .A. . .Q. . .
Maude Larke




flashback


(Flash Fiction winners, issues 1-50)

It's A Baby, It's a Life, God Made it, Don't Do It, Ann Marie Davis: #1, 1993
Smitty, Rich Adams: #2, 1994
Wild Life, Chris Kammler: #3, 1995
Guinevere, Rich Adams: #4, 1996
Stigmata, Don deBoisblanc: #5, 1996
Serpent, Neil Shephard: #6, 1997
Sarah On Paper, Dedan-Jah Jonker: #7, 1997
Malled To Death, Nita Van Cleave: #8, 1997
The Tradgedy Of Julius Orange, Trent M. Walters: #9, 1998
Post Pedicure Philosophy, A. Pinar Saygin: #10, 1998
Resolve, Andrew R. Crow: #11, 1998
American Pie, Andrew R. Crow: #12, 1998
Alien Love, Kelly A. Brennan: #13, 1999
Service, K. Teryl Geenty: #14, 1999
One Night, Vida Janulaitis: #15, 1999
Hysteria, Monica Vaughan: #16, 1999
The Coiff-Off, Sandy Steinman: #17, 2000
Processing, Mark Sanford: #18, 2000
Fleming, Berend ter Borg: #19, 2000
Top Hat, Alice Landis: #20, 2000
She Laughed, Ron Morelli: #21, 2001
Angel Of Angles, Ugur Halici: #22, 2001
Resurrections, John Hayes: #23, 2001
Freak Ocurrence, Diane Dees Tobiason: #24, 2001
Love Story, Francine Witte: #25, 2002
Skirt Check, Kate Anger: #26, 2002
On The Eve . . ., Ron Morelli: #27, 2002
Of Fame Or Fortune, Rich Pearl: #28, 2002
Freweini And Akbeh, Elen Gebreab: #29, 2003
When I Learned To Fly, Mark Tate: #30, 2003
Heavy, Ron Morelli: #31, 2003
Salmon Run, Ian Wrisley: #32, 2003
1909, Francine Witte: #33, 2004
Junks And Sushi, Ben Woodiwiss: #34, 2004
Started By A Sudden Change, Dianne McKnight : #35, 2004
Heteros, Maggie Shurtleff: #36, 2004
Fleeting Memories, Denis Taillefer: #37, 2005
Cursum Perfecio, Val Griffiths: #38, 2005
1871, Mark Tate: #39, 2005
Prelude To A Mystery, Andrew R. Crow: #40, 2005
Smoking A Roach , Bev Vines-Haines: #41, 2006
Metamorphosis, Andrew R. Crow: #42, 2006
Paprika, Marjorie Carlson Davis: #43, 2006
Rememberance, John Ritchie: #44, 2006
Identity, Abha Iyengar: #45, 2007
Safe Harbor, Judy Cabito: #46, 2007
Panthera tigris balica, Marjorie Carlson Davis: #47, 2007
A Swig of Mystery, Joane Faries: #48, 2007
From Humble Beginnings, Ann Summerville: #49, 2008
Darling Marie, Val Griffiths: #50, 2008

(Dorsal winners, issues 25-50)

Snow, Ian Wrisley: #49, 2008

(Hayward Fault Line winners, issues 25-50)

Drinking From The Well Of God, Trent M. Walters: #7, 1997
Johnson, Lester L. Weil: #8, 1997
Final Silence, Lester L. Weil: #9, 1998
Two's Company, Martin Jackson: #10, 1998
Che Bella Donna, Suzanne Ferry Chesson: #11, 1998
The Millennium Rain, Alice Whittenburg: #12, 1998
Ashes, Christine Harris: #13, 1999
Mole City, Vida Janulaitis: #14, 1999
Cut-Off, Bryan W. Jones: #15, 1999
Sicilian Haj, Derek H. Crane: #16, 1999
One Thousand Tales And A Tale And A Half, Kieron Devlin: #17, 2000
Certainty, Natalie Niblack: #18, 2000
Forgotten Fragments, Vida Janulaitis: #19, 2000
Crossroad, Cody Maxwell: #20, 2000
First Fruits, Mary M. Munro: #21, 2001
That Which We Hold At A Distance, Anthony Shull: #22, 2001
Salt, Norman Szabo: #23, 2001
Darkness And Fear, J. Zachary: #24, 2001
Buddy, Jordan Rosenfeld: #25, 2002
The Firecracker Festival Of San Vincente, Steve Rodriguez: #26, 2002
Drowning Deeds, Racheline Maltese: #27, 2002
Hallowed Hall, Jennifer Maslowski: #28, 2002
Sam Clemens Rides A Riverboat At The South Pole, Andrew R. Crow: #29, 2003
Toiling In America, Bev Vines-Haines: #30, 2003
Gram's Shawl, E. K. Bartuska: #31, 2003
How To Shun Abraham, Guillaume Cingal: #33, 2004
Come Uppance, Bev Vines Haines: #49, 2008



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Selected for Issue #52, First published: November 2008
Issue #53 due on-line February 2009
Hang onto your 'knobs.
Leila Rae: editor
Bara Swain: dorsal editor
Lola Chavelak: art director

Aaron Jason: fiction editor emeritus