Dr. Hurley’s Digest, Vol. II, Issue 41

It’s nearing the Christmas season (sorry, Dr. H is a Catholic, so he’s very secular about all this), so we featured some Christmas shopping lists from (of a sort), as well as great poetry from a new Snake-Oiler, and photos from a relative newbie.

Monday – Poetry

Wednesday – Photography

Friday – Fiction

We’ll have something little for you on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, then editors EEJ and DLR will be taking a break until the new year, when we will open with some great photography from Ellen Jantzen. Stay tuned, and merry Christmas!


Twilight fell from a branch
the moon was holding
as it rose above the ocean,
and I couldn’t reach for it
for my hands were full with you.

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Aida Bode is an Albanian writer, poet and translator. She was born in Korca and has published her earlier writings in the local newspaper of the city. Her recent writings have been published in newspapers of the Albanian community outside of the country, as well as those in the country such as Iliria, Shekulli, Gazeta Shqip and more. Her first book, published in Albanian and English, David and Bathsheba, was well received and praised by Albanian and foreign critics and readers.

This is her first submission to Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure.