Issue 5: Spring 2018


The Olive Press, Issue 4, Spring 2017

Editors: Sequilla Arita, Ally Brown, Jessica De La Rosa, Sara Horton, Samuel Murphy, Tyra Smallwood, Rachel McCullen,Madison McLamb.

From the Editors—

We are happy to share with you the fifth issue of The Olive Press.

As we read, we challenged ourselves to live into our values of courage, honesty, and respect.  We read and discussed submissions, communicated with writers, checked facts, and edited work.  We considered art and explored issues of design.

The stories, narratives and poems gathered here capture the thinking and creative imagination of the writers. The editors who have built these pages took part in the creative act as well, setting the type and adding images they hope add to the reading experience.

The act of writing asks that the writer bare something of his or her soul.  Reading asks that we look inward as we consider and make sense of ideas. If it is true that literature and art teach us something about what it means to be human, we hope you find ideas here that both lift your spirit and challenge your perspective.

We hope the images and words shared here stir your thinking and your imagination.

Table of Contents: Alphabetical by last name

  1.  CL Bledsoe: Guardians
  2.  Ace Boggess: Let a Song Play for Those Unlucky Dead
  3. Bruce Colbert: Hawks On High
  4. Jeff Fleischer: The New Shepherd (A Fable)
  5. Sara Horton: Moments That Change a Life
  6. Richard Luftig: Surprise
  7. Kelsey May: On Being Holy
  8. Robert Penick: Aerie
  9. Carrah Lee Faircloth: Demeter’s Mourning
  10. Carla Sarett: Run, Sally, Run
  11. Christopher Stolle: Twilight Temerity
  12. Bethany Snyder: All That You’ve Got
  13. Ian Wilson: What Happens Next

ArtWork Credits

  1.  martin.mutch
  2. Ian T. McFarland
  3.   RBerteig
  4.   Christopher Allen
  5.  Petras Gagilas
  6. Miranda Wood
  7.  Walt Stoneburner
  8.  Kaarel Kaldre
  9.   Prairie Kittin
  10. oddharmonic
  11.  Kelly’s Eye Pics
  12. Mateus Lunardi Dutra
  13. Aimanness Photography

Founding Editors: Caley Breese, Sara Horton, Ashley Jarman, Emily Shaw, Olivia Springer, Cameron Sutton, and Elvis Williams, Jr.