The staff and editors at
Quill and Parchment
mourn the death of the son of co-founder Janet
Leister-Barbero. He was
killed in a car accident.
We dedicate this our 150th issue to:

Jesse Enrique Orellano-Leister
July 26, 1993 - November 17, 2013.


Tree at Minnesota River

"One heart, one blood, one soul"
Waxing Gibbous
by Janet Leister-Barbero

Frosty morning, landscape ~ Blue Hills, Wisconsin

"I can only sit and count your heartbeats"
Suites for Cello Solo
by Enriqueta Carrington

"Beneath a gray pavement of sky"
Cherry Blossoms in Winter
by David Slavin

"Winter will not come with its gaiety"
Autumn did not come this year
by Michele Hartman

"There's no chart"
by Larry Lundy

"Hoping for snow by Christmas"
For The Children
by Cindy M. Hutchings

I held him to my breast to ease his fears,
Letting Go
by Gail Entrekin

Winter Scene ~ Nature Center, Henderson, MN

War Reporter
by Dan O'Brien
reviewed by: Patrick McGuinness

Dead Trees in Fog ~ Bruce,WI

from Codhill Press
A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley
by Laurence Carr (Editor), Jan Zlotnik Schmidt(Editor)

Red Barn ~ near Bruce, WI

This candy makes a lovely holiday gift
Pistachio Bark
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Think applesauce made with pears
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Row of Birch Trees ~ near Bayfield, Wisconsin

Susanne von Schroeder

Winter Sun ~ Chippewa Flowage, WI

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