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Welcome to the first issue of whimperbang. I wanted to talk about what makes us write, about the muse and writing on the backs of shovels with coal if it was the only way available, but I thought better of it (almost). Instead, I thought to focus on what makes us try to publish the stuff. As the editor and creator of whimperbang, I can only plead insanity, after which I will say that it is for the pleasure of sharing good writing, letting it out of its box and into the world. Altruistic? You bet.

To that purpose, I have set both myself and whimperbang to task. Every piece presented here has been read and reread, chosen for the authors' abilities to turn a phrase, commute a sentence, or, dare I say, entertain us.

We are quite proud to be able to offer the work of these authors in Volume 1, Issue 1 of whimperbang. It has been about ten years since this was a crumb of an idea on the edge of the plate, four since our first false start, and one year since the ball began rolling down the hill of this little magazine. It is my sincere hope that you, the reader, may come away with something to carry through your day, and that you might return for more of the same.

So, without further adieu, may I present to you: whimperbang.

Bon appetit ,
Raymond Prucher
Editor, whimperbang