Contributer's NoteBy Michael Martone
The Beatles first movie, Hard Days Night was released. By that time Martone had let his dark brown hair grow longer like most of the other boys in his school, and the longer hair increased the occasions when he received comments about his uncanny resemblance to the singer/songwriter. He imagined that he could see something around his eyes, the drape of his lids,
from The Collected Writings of Art Smith, The Bird Boy of Fort WayneBy Michael Martone
One of Art Smiths earliest aerial attempts pays homage to the inventors of heavier than air controlled powered flight. It was composed over the open ocean of North Carolinas Outer Banks near Kill Devil Hills in 1915 after several trial runs spelled out with a stick upon the sand dunes.
A Leap SecondBy Michael Martone
He opened the box of extra seconds, letting them warm to room temperature. The seconds, packed in like eggs, hummed in the carton. He turned to the window to pass the time. Later, he would select one second and add it to the official time, but for now he thought about what had happened. Outside, it was snowing. It seemed to always snow at this time, at times like this.