Current Issue – Dog Diaries

Outsider, Breck Young   Dog Diaries  This eclectic issue of The Mind’s Eye explores the tangible and symbolic bonds that people have with dogs. Submissions include poetry, fiction, science fiction, essay musings, artistic works, photojournalism and more formal academic research/papers. The loss of one’s beloved dog companion is so psychically traumatic that many dog owners […]

A Eulogy for Amber—Beloved Banshee Girl by Jennifer Zoltanski

Photograph Credit: Dog Chapel, Jennifer Zoltanski   A Eulogy for Amber — Beloved Banshee Girl It has been nearly one year since my dog Amber of 14 years died at home in my arms in the company of her three closest pals Toby, Remi, and the Professor. The event went as well as these things […]

Poetry by Carl Nelson

Curled Up, Bailey Brissett   Our Old Dog (Curled in Some New Position) His ears daydream. And he barks at poltergeists who shuffle upstairs. When he dies, my son wants another just like him. That’s a pretty good testament, I’d say. The cat will miss our dog, but like a wife will go on living […]

Poetry by Julia Wendell

Instinctual, Nicole Stearns Accomplice It still had its spots when I startled it from the underbrush. It still lived in simple declarative sentences. Where was its mother? Probably dead in the gauzy autumn light of a new hunting season. Or worse: listening nearby. I yelled for the dog, as the bleating turned to gurgle. Nothing […]

Eraserville by Gregory Scheckler

Coyote Fog, Gregory Scheckler Eraserville Alvin donned a hand-rolled circle of old computer wires as if it were a clumsy hat. His image reflected in his living room’s picture window, which reflected faraway as a tiny rectangle on the inside curve of a vast transparent dome. Its protective bubble arced over trees and fields, the tents […]

Ode to Rosie by David and Nicole Braden-Johnson

Photograph Credit: Rosie, David and Nicole Braden-Johnson Ode to Rosie Perked ears attuned to every word and action Raise questions of the depth of knowing, when One phrase is met with eager-eyed attention While others vex or reach beyond her ken. No greater joy or resolve than giving chase With a victorious howl and rhapsodic […]