The staff of Quill and Parchment is thrilled to celebrate our 6th Anniversary this month.  
We are proud that we have been able to offer exceptional poems and stories to our family of subscribers.

We sincerely thank all of you for helping us reach this important milestone and look forward to many more years of sharing!



"Fathers board early subway trains"
Breakfast With My Father
by Shoshauna Shy

"My friend’s brother jilted prior to his wedding"
The Dogwalker
by Shoshauna Shy


"The smile behind sunglasses is all she gives"
Twenty-Million Jackpot
by Shoshauna Shy



"In the dreamtime sea"
The Man Who Loved Time
by James Dalton Byrd



"The wine is poured"
A Middle-Aged Woman Stopped at Her Border (June 11, 2001)
by Barbara L. Cohen



"Returned them to clay"
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John



"Wade amid reefs, caress fish"
On The Beach
by Stephen Mead



"The sea is a mirror"
Hac Sa Beach, Macao
by Papa Osmubal





Two Tanka
by Patrick T. Randolph





The Fathers We Find
by Charles P. Ries
Reviewed by Pablo Teasedale





A childhood memory
from the lemonade stand of Sharmagne Leland-St. John



If you can't make it overseas this summer,
bring the wonderful flavours of the South of France
home to you!

Salade Niçoise
from the international kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John


An innovative and easy twist on the classic creme brulée
David's Grape Brulée
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John


Graphics by Sara Wadington

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of 
Ben Kasazkow,
father of our Art Director and Web-mistress, Sara, on May 25, 2007.

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