Well, here it is--The Big Second Anniversary Issue of "The World of
Be Well Come as you marvel that we have actually managed to continue
publishing this once small, garage style endeavor and turn it into an
Internationally known web magazine which is now Two Years old. We would
not be where we are today without the many contributors and thousands of
readers who have helped bring us to this point. Countless thanks and
many Blessings to you all.
There is much to read and see in this issue, and many people to
acknowledge, so here we go. In the Fantasy Section, Steve Bolin offers
up a short/short story of misplaced youth and Adam Janus presents a
different way to stave off Death, while "Queen of the Westerlands"
continues on with another chapter. Kevin Adams presents a short story
'Treatment' in the Horror Section and Samuel Hayne brings us Part Two of
his horror story, "Faro's Ring." Then, in the Action/Suspense Section,
David K. Montoya continues with his, "The End--Story Two."
In our Poetry Section this issue, returning contributors Steve Bolin,
L.M. Mercer, Jeff R. Young, Kevin Adams, Kevin Magnus and Ellen Lynch all
share there thoughts with us, while in the packed Art Gallery, new
contributor Michael A. Sauve presents a pair of drawings, as do returning
artists Jessica Rinaldo, Allen J. Speakman and David K. Montoya. And in
a surprise return visit, MOK shares a new vision with us this month.
Our Movie Reviewers added a new member this issue--Alan Russo joins our
regular reviewers Balcony Betty and Reaper Rick to look at a slew of
movies; some new ones and some Very old.
The contents of this issue's Book Review is from our very own Rebecca C.
Logren's, "Book of Dreams," which was just recently published; copies of
which are available through the link located below.
Our Featured Writer this issue is Stephen King and our Featured
Writer/Director is the master of film, Alfred Hitchcock.
And in the Interview Section we had hoped to have some well known writer
or artist to present to you this issue, however, 'The best laid plans of
mice and men...' as they say. Since it turned out no one was available,
our returning artist MOK agreed to sit down with the Myth Master and be
interviewed, which resulted in quite a surprise get together. Be sure to
stop by and see what is UP with MOK.
The Member of the Month voting for last issue was extremely close--the
winner being chosen by only a few votes difference. And, while I wish to
thank the Academy for this honor (yes, "Queen of the Westerlands" won bya very narrow margin), it is a mixed blessing in that fewer than half of
the readers who stopped by "The World of Myth" last month actually voted
for their favorite writer or artist. While it is certainly not mandatory
to vote, it is one way we here at TWoM are able to gauge just what type
of stories and artwork the readers enjoy, and it is also a bonus for our
contributors to know what the readers think of their work. Not to
mention that The Question of the Month in this issue asks our readers to
choose among the past 12 Member of the Month winners to see who shall be
crowned Member of the Year. You may notice there are not 12 members
name's listed in the poll. That is because a few members won more than
once last year. So, after you have finished looking over this issue, if
you have a moment, please vote your opinion on the stories and artwork
which you enjoyed--or did not enjoy--and then return to the Main Page and
offer up who you feel should be our Member of the Year. We all
appreciate your time and effort in this--Thank you in advance.
In our F.Y.I. section, David K. Montoya, the owner and fearless leader of
"The World of Myth," speaks to all of us regarding his memories of the
past two years and of how "The World of Myth" came into being. He also
thanks individually the many contributors and brow-beaten staff who have
helped to keep this organization the quality magazine we have all come to
love and care for.
Steve Bolin and Kevin Adam's fantasy novel, "Black Rising," is available
The second book of Tyler Tichelaar's trilogy is now available. "Iron
Pioneers" and "Queen City" may be purchased at www.marquettefiction.com
Janet Durbin's new novel, "Innocence Taken" is available as an e-book at www.forbiddenpublications.com and her fantasy novel, "After" is available
Rebecca C. Lofgren's "Book of Dreams" is available from the link listed
So, there you are, readers and fans--an issue chock full of goodies for
your viewing pleasure. Since this issue will be available throughout the
rest of August and all of September, please take your time and look over
everything we have to offer in this issue. Come back again if you miss
something--there is plenty to see. I would like to thank All of our
readers once again, as well as All of our many contributors for your
support these past 24 months, and with your continued support perhaps we
will be able to bring you another 24 months of "The World of Myth." And
above all, we wish more than anything that you--
Terry D. Scheerer
Editor in Chief