Winter 2023 Issue

Editor’s Note:

No one can deny that the written word holds a special sort of power—the power to link people together across time and space. In this issue of Spark, you’ll see couples fall in love via letters, emails, post-its, diary entries, and even a message in a bottle.

Get ready for love restored through a final letter between a soldier and the girl who thought he betrayed her in Flame of Love, the staff feature by Shannon Redmon. The correspondence in Nothing Better by featured author Kimberly Duffy gives us a chocolate-flavored glimpse into the life of the first female circus clown and the man she loves.

Whether you like historical, contemporary, or fantasy, these sweet romances will make you laugh and cry as hearts are poured out into words that can be read and remembered by generations to come.

Spark Editors

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To the New Resident

Alisa Hall


Receipt #0702

Rachel Lawrence


A Charmed Pudding

Vanessa E. Howard


Nothing Better

Featured Author: Kimberly Duffy


The Neighborly Cow

Dani Renee


What the Waves Carried

Emily Barnett


Letter of Intent

Laura DeBow


Dear Diary

Laura L. Zimmerman


Flame of Love

Staff Feature: Shannon Redmon


Ardently Yours

Alyssa Tillet


A Long Time Coming

Wendy Klopfenstein


Love Notes

Kendall Hoxsey


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