The Fall Line Review

Volume XX | Spring 2017


Cover Art: Lightning Twig by Rachel Hastings

Editorial Staff and Advisors

Content Editor

Layout Editor

Review Board

Advisors


The Fall Line Review of Middle Georgia State University is published in print format annually. The online edition is ongoing. The publication is funded through student activity fees and is free to all members of Middle Georgia State University’s campus community.

All literary, art, and digital work are self-expressions of those who created them and are not intended to represent the ideas or views of The Fall Line Review staff or its advisors. They do not reflect the views of Middle Georgia State University’s faculty, staff, administration, student body, or the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Artwork contained in the journal or on the website is not intended to specifically illustrate and literary work or vice versa, but may have been placed according to content.

The Fall Line Review is a literary journal featuring the creative and collective consciousness of Middle Georgia State University’s students. Submissions are accepted, reviewed, and selected using the Blind Selection Policy and Reviewing Rating System.

Please direct all inquires to:
The Fall Line Review
Middle Georgia State University
c/o Media, Culture, and the Arts
100 College Station Dr.
Macon, Ga 31206
Office: 478~471~5735
Fax: 478~757~3624
Email: thefalllinereview@gmail.com

Volume XX
ISSN: 1930~1383
Assigned by the Library of Congress, February 21, 2006
Copyright 2016, The Fall Line Review
All Copyrights revert back to the authors after first issue.


Letter from the Editor

Readers,

For a while I struggled with the question ‘what is a writer?’ Is it someone who has been published and is making Stephen King money? Or is it anyone who has has the ability to write something down and then revise it for eternity until the work ascends to perfection (ha!)? I would like to say I knew I was going to be a writer the first time I ever imprinted graphite on paper, but that would be a lie. I’ve come to the conclusion that a writer is anyone who writes. It’s simple, but I think it’s important for people to realize that publications and money do not make a writer. It is instead a person’s ability to continue to sit and write that makes them a writer.

It has always been inspiring for me to read the work of my peers and in many ways their work has driven me to become a better writer. This years submissions were no different. There are many talented artists and writers at our school and I hope each and every one of them continues to pursue their creative passion. The Fall Line Review serves as a gateway for the artists and writers at Middle Georgia State University to gain confidence in their work. For me, getting published for the first time in our school’s literary magazine gave me the confidence to submit my work to other literary magazines. It is my hope that this year’s Fall Line Review motivates others to keep pushing themselves creatively.

I would like to thank the design and layout editor, the review board, and the academic advisers for their amazing support this year while putting together The Fall Line Review. A special thank you to Dr. Kelly Whiddon who has taught me everything I know about creative writing. Of course, the biggest thank you of all goes out to everyone who continues to submit to and read the magazine. You are the creative future of this publication and the school.

Thank you,

Mea Andrews
Content Editor of The Fall Line Review


Table of Contents

Poetry

  • Charles Rodriguez
    New Earth
  • Sean McGraw
    Bourbon
    It Was You
  • Tara Taylor
    Fade
  • Deja Sams
    My People, Our People
  • Mea Andrews
    To Die In The Sun
    Savor Me
  • Kara Cruse
    Rubik’s Cube
  • Megan Mize
    North Star
  • Karolina Philmon
    Coffee Beans
    Elvis Speaks to His Dead Twin
  • Rachel Hastings
    Why Do You Have to Touch Me?
    Ice
  • Princess Wilcox
    Drying Leaves
    Between the Projects
  • Jacob Kimmons
    The Drawl
  • Jason Cormier
    Demon’s Whiskey
  • Taylor Paul
    A Sonnet for When You Say You Miss Me

Prose

  • Taylor Paul
    Las Vegas
  • Ryan Fordham
    The Crosses of Joe Byrd

Images

  • Megan Rosenberger
    Gazing
    Jelly
    The Monarch
    Unwavering
  • Rachel Hastings
    Cotton Flower
  • Celeste Pollard
    Watery Woman
    Evening

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The Fall Line Review

The Fall Line Review is a student-led literary arts magazine of Middle Georgia State University. The magazine features new and upcoming writers, photographers, and artists who attend Middle Georgia State University during the publication year, and is printed annually each spring.

The Fall Line Review

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The Fall Line Review is the student-led literary arts magazine of Middle Georgia State University.

The Fall Line Review

The Fall Line Review is a student-led literary arts magazine of Middle Georgia State University. The magazine features new and upcoming writers, photographers, and artists who attend Middle Georgia State University during the publication year, and is printed annually each spring.

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