A Call to Narrative Flipside Fanzine Poem


My creative dream

Of challenging work and dedication

Is dissected over the electric fire.

Let it go but

Sometimes I gather it around me

The memories, bands, and friendships

To tell a story…

We were more than

archives of words and images

now history

once a living reality.

A modern-day folktale

That has a dance

And songs and stories

Of myths and some say


A curse to me because

It will not let me go

Created then sold and shared

Brought tighter and tangled

Its web around me

Around us that remember.

More than dust on a fanzine

It is more than an image

Of rebellious youth….

Author: Hudley Flipside

Welcome to Hudley Flipside’s “The Seminary Of Praying Mantis Publishing.” Praying mantis shows me her story of life, death, and rebirth. For me she is an image or symbol of the divine in all things. I watch the praying mantis in my garden and have taken her image as my logo. She is an amazing little creature, and I relate to her connection to nature. We are both wild and part of this strange world. She is a part of my mythology as I am part of hers.

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