Misplaced Identity September Update

Zack Chapepa
Sep 7, 2016 · 3 min read

Greetings, travelers.

In this journey, that has lasted a few weeks, we’ve had a number of stories flock in. We shared beautiful pieces from a number of writers who passionately poured out their hearts on page.

Part of this update is in celebration to those pieces, for the month of August. As the year draws to an end, we’ll likely see more works, so if you wish to be a part of these wonderful spelunkers, follow this guide to know how you can join.

Just a week or so ago, we had a handful of writers, and we celebrated passing 100 followers.

Those numbers have grown since then, and I’m so humbled that our follower count has doubled, just as much as the number of writers.

Below, you will find pieces from the last month by Todd Herskovitz, Ronald Flores-Gunkle., Michael Holuj, Jon Jackson, Amer Almadani, Jeshanth Kani, Debbie Aruta, Eric Beversluis,and Markus Russin.


Perhaps the Olympics weren’t as engaging as you thought they were. Michael dished out a recipe to try out a national cocktail in an entertaining way.

A flash fiction by yours truly…

A little secret by Ronald on the perfect garden treatment…

A beautiful side of poetry by Amer…

Jon *captures a short encounter on a fleeting moment…

Never failing to deliver in his musings, Markus’s poem is the one to check out.

Eric’s piece of fiction, a transportation to a world you’ll never want to leave. (which continues along this month.)

Following a string of events, Debbie’s piece draws fantastic visual depths of the mundane.

Lastly, and not the least, Jeshanth unpacks the tale of a lovable protagonist.


To read more, check out our publication page. The more recent pieces are just as enthralling, if not better.

Small Update

To get all you lovely writers thinking, we could possibly have a lune* prompt every once in a while. Not sure how that will fare, but if you’re up for it, you can write it down a response below to let me know what you think of it, or you can participate when the prompt comes around.

This will be experimental, but rest assured if it works well, we’ll continue with it.

What is a lune? you ask.

Think of it as a haiku, but with a slightly different format.

A three-line poem: 5 syllables in the first line, 3 syllables in the middle line, and 5 syllables in the last line.

For example, check it out here.


Looking forward to seeing you around. The journey might be long, but we always make it.

The New North

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