By Maggie D. Fedorov
Art by S. Putnik
Published Issue 098, February 2022
The totality of the absence of sound would shame the dead; whom in their inability to stifle their very existence despite having stared long into the eyes and heart of death, yet have failed to accomplish that for which an empty vessel has but one purpose: nothingness. And so the shame of the dead at their own failure to cease existing consumed them, though at no detriment to the volatile cessation of being which looked out at the unassuming world peering expectantly, albeit blindly, in on it. The very palpability of such a void continued unfalteringly on its merry way about the usual task of maintaining the sanctity of such a desolation; leaving in its wake a very definite absence of any and all being.
Born and raised in the Greater Seattle Area, Maggie D. Fedorov began to develop her inquisitive nature and lust for exploration when she was very small. Maggie considers herself a lifelong learner, and as such she spends much of her free time reading, researching, honing her skills in the arts and other hobbies, and naturally, planning her next adventures.
Maggie’s writing stems from a desire to delve into and capture what it means to be human at its very core; this tug-of-war that we play with the elements which mold our lives as we fight and embrace them, and using our observations to develop more vital roots anchoring us to the elements we all battle and nurture in our own lives. It was out of a compulsive need to share this form of expression and exploration that Maggie Fedorov, the writer, was born.
Maggie shares her travels and her life with her husband, Sam. The two are often found indulging in desserts, collectively dreaming about their future fur babies, and attempting to achieve Nirvana through the flawless integration of bad puns and dad jokes in normal conversation. See more on her Instagram.
Siena Goldman aka S. Putnik lives in her birthplace, Los Angeles, where she has spent her lifetime so far experimenting with the visual and musical arts. She loves working with pencil, pastel, watercolor, crayon and collage to convey interesting textures, color palettes, and moods in her multi-media artwork. As a 25 year old, she has spent a lot of life in school, uncomfortably switching districts and trying to fit in. Now, she is just stepping out yet again, this time stuck in the squeeze of birth as a young artist.