Skins

Flag for the Fourth

I was at a lawyer’s appointment uptown and looked out the window as I was waiting. I saw the flag and started snapping away. Some lady came to tell me I was not allowed to shoot pictures inside the office. I smiled and put the camera away.

Stars and Stripes photo©Icarus Blake

Icarus Blake & Max Power
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Lora Wiley
Managing Editor

Nancy Cooper
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Luigi Scarcella and Miko Sala
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Ayodele Hippolyte
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ePublished by Kodezero NYC

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Contributors to this cover:

Trooper Triz / Biggie. Jay-Z or Nas
Trooper Triz is an aspiring rapper originally from Brooklyn, NY. Whereabouts currently unknown. troopertriz@yahoo.com

Photos by Jordano Diaz jordanodiaz87@gmail.com

Leah Kaminsky / Bits of Blue
A short story and freelance writer, Leah received her MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Washington in 2009. She has placed three times in Glimmer Train top 25 lists and was nominated for inclusion in Best New American Voices, 2008. Her work has appeared on or in Blackheart Magazine, The Rumpus, Pindeldyboz, The Yellow Ham, In the Snake Magazine and Structo. She posts short-shorts and comics semi-regularly on her website. She is in the midst of launching Just Start Applications, a business, college and graduate school consultancy, located in Texas and operating mostly online, and finishing a middle grade book about wacky characters doing wacky things. leah.kaminsky.writes@gmail.com

Roo Bardookie / Mexico
Her bio is from the big, bad city. Born in Zaragosa, Spain. Her ghost writer, is actually a ghost. Roo and Louis Marvin have a relationship history that went bad, and she holds a grudge. www.roobardookie.com

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