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Issue Twenty-Three!!

Posted in Issue Twenty-Three with tags , , on March 26, 2012 by mohawko

AT LAST, WE’VE ARRIVED. Here we are, at the threshold of Issue Twenty-Three. This one’s being worn around Seattle by Operative Rosa, the Safety Pin Review’s first trip to Washington. This story has been in transit for over a month, and the radio supplemental appears in a previous post way back in time; you can download the audio from there, if you wish. We are glad to be back on our feet. We hope you missed us. We missed you, truly we did. So now then:



“Wishing on Stars”

by Sharanya Manivannan

Operative: Rosa Ostrom

About the author: Sharanya Manivannan’s writing has appeared on Drunken Boat, Killing the Buddha, The Nervous Breakdown, Monkeybicycle and elsewhere. She can be found online at and on Twitter as @ranyamanivannan.

About the operative: Rosa O (Seattle, WA) is a one-woman island.

P.S. Check out our interview at Duotrope, where we are currently rated as one of the 25 “swiftest” and “most personable” markets. Thanks, guys.

In Bars Smoky! Issue Twenty-Three (Audio)

Posted in Issue Twenty-Three with tags , , , on March 1, 2012 by mohawko

Please enjoy the weekly Safety Pin Review radio supplemental– featuring this week’s story by Sharanya Manivannan– while we put every ounce of our faith in the postal service to deliver this week’s story-patch to its Seattle operative. Fingers and toes crossed that it arrives tomorrow. Download the radio show, recorded live at WECI 91.5fm, Richmond’s public radio. Listen while you’re drifting off to sleep, feeling heartbroken. It really works to salve the soul, I’m telling you.


  1. “When the Day Met the Night” – Panic! at the Disco
  2. “Within You Without You” – the Beatles
  3. “Scarborough Fair/Canticle” – Simon & Garfunkel
  4. “The Moon Looked Down & Laughed” – Billie Holiday (centerpiece)
  5. “You Hung the Moon” – Elvis Costello
  6. “Candle in the Wind” – Elton John
  7. “Don’t Stop Me Now” – Queen