PATHOS

PATHOS, the long-awaited fourth issue of our online, free-to-read and free-to-submit-to, literary magazine, INSTANT NOODLES, is now available. This issue features over sixty submissions including original poetry, short fiction, and art. Various submissions feature an MP4 recording of the authors performing their work, so you can read or listen.

Thanks to the many, many contributors who helped make this issue a huge success!

HAVE YOU SEEN “HER GARDEN?”

Created with GIMP by EDWARD MICHAEL SUPRANOWICZ.

I feel so lucky that Edward has chosen us as one of the places he shares his work.

You can see one here and we’re lucky to have two pieces in the new issue of Instant Noodles. The riot of color in this one truly appeals to me when I’m feeling just flooded with a great mood.

LOVE IS A MYSTERIOUS AND FRAGILE THING

What can love do? What can’t it do?

“He nodded and told her, “My granny always said it was a great honor to be visited by Miss Luna.  They only live seven days, you know, only out at night.   Scientists say their only function is to reproduce – they don’t even have mouths for eating.   But Granny said their purpose was Love, and to tell us that life is short and for living.   She said, too, that if they appear around the full moon, it’s to tell you that everything will be alright.   Tomorrow’s the full moon.”

Is Granny right? Are moths harbingers of love?

Get a sneak peak at the brand new Instant Noodles! Read “Miss Luna’s Visit.” Maggie Claypool, girl, you do write a good story!