Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Summer happened in CoVID -19 2020.

Glorious Peas!  Our gardens were exceptional this year.  A bounty of fruits and veggies. Spent hours upon hours in the gardens, weeding, waiting . . .

This is a turkey egg.

North garden was the Irish dream. Lavender, white and golden potatoes.  Big harvest this year.

All photos: MRTonery, 2020

A lot Has Happened Since June. Time to Reboot.


Photo: MRTonery, 2020

Publications for 2020: 85 in total


“Morning, Listening to that Faint Thunder” Nine Muses Poetry (UK), January, 2020

“What Will Be Left, in Leaving” Freshwater Literary Journal, 2020

“How Bright the Moon Shines Tonight” and “No One Owns the Clouds,” Third Wednesday, Spring, 2020

“Without Force (2)” and “The Day Turned Dark” Front Porch Review, April 2020; July 2020

“Epiphany in January” Amethyst Review, February, 2020

“That Wasn’t What I Thought” Amethyst Review, March 2020

“Advent” and “Nothing Is What It Seems” Live Nude Poems, February, 2020

“Orion” Tar River Poetry, October, 2020

“City Street Performance” Plum Tree Tavern, February, 2020

“What Was Lost” Eunoia Review, April, 2020

"In an Instant Comes a Gust of Whiteness” The Lake, April, 2020

Triolet: “Things Are Not Always What They Seem” Amethyst Review, May, 2020

“Out of Reach” Red Eft Review, March, 2020.

“Seeking the Self, Beyond the Self” Nine Muses Poetry, UK, June, 2020

“How to Expect, the Unexpected” The Pangolin Review, April, 2020

“Sometimes the Lights Onstage Are So Bright” Prometheus Dreaming, April, 2020

“Waiting for You in Rain” The Eunoia Review, May, 2020 

“Strait of Reflection” and “A Chance to Catch One’s Breath” Dreams Walking, 2020 

“Melancholy” Plum Tree Tavern, June, 2020

“(Out)look” and “Vespers” Amethyst Review, July and August, 2020

“Days of Empty Hours” Clementine Unbound. July, 2020

“Weathering This” and “Eden, Rising” Red Eft Review, June, 2020 

“Ephemeral, Lasting” and “In Every Way” Global Poemic, June, 2020

“The Weight of Air” and “Not Light (hearted)” Nine Muses Poetry, UK, September, 2020

“Calling Hours” Alba, A Journal of Short Poetry,  2020

“I Have Things to Tell You,” “Every Word,” and “A Growing Compulsion”

Dreich 5, UK, March, 2021

“Another Shade of Yellow” Third Wednesday, July, 2020

“Season of Quarantine,” “Second Chance,” “Obscurity,”

“Fair Weather” Ink Pantry, August, 2020

“Mise en Scène” Anti-Heroin Chic, October, 2020

“Comparatively, Speaking” Prometheus Dreaming, October, 2020

“Fool’s Moon, Full Moon,” Trouvaille Review, October, 2020

“Dwelling, Here” Amethyst Review, January, 2021

“Captivity” Front Porch Review, January,2021

The Gravity of Rain” Red Eft Review, November, 2020

“What Am I Saving?” Red Eft Review, November, 2020

“No Small Thing” and “Strandhill Beach in May,” Poetry and Place, December, 2020


“(Re)cycling” City. River. Tree. Spring 2020.

“Far from Home,” “After, Ever,” “The Memory House,”

  and “Mask of Loveliness,” Otoliths, February, 2020

“She Says,” Lost Balloon, February, 2020

“Caught on Tape” A Story in 100 Words, January, 2020

“Wonder” A Story in 100 Words, February, 2020

“Nearly, Magnolia, Milk Candy Review, May,2020

“Tit-for-Tat” The Dribble Drabble Review, May, 2020

“Almost Positive” and “Intimate Places” Otoliths, July 2020

 “Living Alone in Covid-19 Times, The Drabble, May 2020

“No Exit” The Dribble Drabble Review, 2020

“From Where She Sat” City. River. Tree. 2020

“Rock. Paper. Scissors.” Written Tales, 2020

“Exchange” 100 Word Story, 2020

“Hemmed-In” and “Mixed Tapes” Otoliths, 2020

“Holding, Still” The Dribble Drabble Review, Spring 2021

“White Noise” Milk Candy Review, Winter, 2021


CNF Essays:

“No One Knows I’m Here” Eunoia Review, January, 2020

“No Plans Come to Mind” Eunoia Review, February, 2020

“Perspective” Eunoia Review, September, 2020

“Possessions” Otoliths, 2020

“Between Worlds” reprinted in Flash Frontier, December, 2020

“Another Dark Place” Eunoia Review, February, 2021


Truɘ Enough, by J.R. Solonche (Dos Madres, 2019) The Lake, 2020



"Clotheslines" CNF essay (reprinted) in Stone Gathering, Summer 2020

“No One Owns the Clouds” poem (reprinted) in Lummox Anthology, Summer, 2020

“Help me Find myself” and “Living Alone in Covid-19 Times” 

Shelter in Place, Staring Problem Press, 2020

Anniversary issue of Grey Sparrow, “To the Small Child Holding a Balloon” (poem), 2020



Wigleaf The Top 50 Very Short Fiction 2020, and Long List stories:

Iuppa, M.J., "She Can't Settle Down," Milk Candy, (December 12, 2019)