October Is Now

Zack Chapepa
Oct 1, 2016 · 4 min read

Whichever route we took, or how else we got here, there is one thing for certain. It’s October. It’d be odd to assume otherwise, though that’d would be fascinating in itself since we make up our own worlds.


In the month of September we saw something interesting at Misplaced Identity. We grew well over 600 people following the publication, reading the works that the authors put out there. We couldn’t be more grateful for this, especially during this time where we’re only figuring this whole thing out. What started as a place for sharing fictional stories, has grown to be home to some of the best works we’ve put out there.

This couldn’t be possible without the writers who dedicated their time to sharing their works. From soul-wrenching poems, to captivating fictional works, and brilliant non-fiction. So, in celebration of that, we’re showcasing their posts below, which you can check out at your own reading pleasure.

Lament For The Yogi

By Eric Beversluis

Dinopocalypse Now

By Heath Houston

Life in Permutation

By Markus Russin

Thoughts Of A Cat

By Todd Herskovitz

Vegan Gluten-Free Kale Slop For Breakfast

By Michael Holuj


By Jon Jackson

Labouring A Baby Heart

By Namarita Kathait

The Empty Chair

By Lakshmi Narayanan L

Hand Shadows

By Ronald C. Flores-Gunkle

When Poetry Calls

By Pedro Pennycook

Carried Over

By Zac Chapepa 💫

We also extend our welcome to the new writers. Those who have recently joined us in the last month. We’re glad to have company and see more diverse works that can be brought into the fold.

Lia M. B.

Tamyka Bell

Pedro Pennycook

Heath Houston

Lakshmi Narayanan L

Don Dennis

mithun mukherjee

Namarita Kathait

marika bianca


Last but not least, we’re excited to carry out our promise. Every Friday we’ll have a…

Our premise is simple.

A post goes up every Friday with a prompt. And responses are submitted below the post as a normal response.

There will be a community tab on the publication, where these prompts will be found, in case you’d have missed one for the week.

To reference what a lune is, you can check out this definition, and example.

The lune is also known as the American Haiku. It was first created by the poet Robert Kelly (truly a great poet) and was a result of Kelly’s frustration with English haiku.


trees never wander
but still spread
across open fields

Robert Lee Brewer

We are welcome to all new writers and submissions. Be sure to check out how you can join or leave a submission.

Thank you.

The New North

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Zack Chapepa

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The New North

// Home of storytellers // Facebook: @thenewnorth

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