“It is my hope that this site will grow and evolve over time as a place where artists and authors can post new work for feedback and encouragement.”
Johanna Uribes, Editor
Welcome to the STORY, an eclectic blend of word and image, illuminating contemporary culture. Stimulating your senses, the STORY is a place for ideas, innovation and transformation. Our goal is to examine how culture shapes us as a people.
At the STORY, we focus on original fiction we adore, original art we love and epicurean adventures we are passionate about.
What makes the STORY unique? We are people just like you and encourage you to participate in creating the tone of this shared vision. At the STORY, we are always actively seeking innovative contributors so that we may constantly evolve in direct response to your input.
Taylor Fairchild – Op-Ed
A screaming liberal who we are proud to have on our team, Fairchild is a person of perpetual energy. A graduate of Utrecht University, in The Netherlands with a MA in Gender Studies, she has written for a variety of publications, Bitch, Feminist Review, Out, Wonkette and Jezabel to list a sampling.
J.Grace – Author
Five years ago, J.Grace blew up her life – changes were necessary. After selling her house and dumping everything that didn’t fit into a 10 x 12 foot storage space, she took up bartending. This not only allowed her to collect stories, but she found she actually enjoyed the work. The chance meeting of a mysterious waiter with a criminal mind, inspired her inaugural novel, Floater, the first in a series of murder mysteries, linked by one character.
Wilson Mann – Op-Ed
A journalist for over 20 years and the author of several magazine articles and three books, Mann’s a sophisticated analyst, with a scathingly dry sense of humor. He’s too private to disclose his degree information but has thrown around names like Harvard and Cambridge in the break room. Who knows? What we know for certain is, Mann has built his career on conservatism and considers William F. Buckley a hero.
Henna Morris – Author
As a long-time writer of erotic fiction, Morris began her career writing romance, but found it a bit too tame for her tastes. Her cutting-edge, sensually styled prose will keep you on the edge of your toes or curling them at the least. Her latest novel Daphne Obsessed, is available through select booksellers.
Eydie Starling – Author
As a resident of Mendon, Ohio for most of her life, Starling knows small town America first hand. She started writing in high school to pass the time during the long, hot summers. She’s a sweet geek, but underneath that cloying smile, could there be a dark side? If there is, she’s not telling. Where does she go after teaching Sunday school? Home to her writing studio to plot her evil career of take-over and dominance?
Vé – Wine correspondent
After traveling the world, drinking her way across Europe and working in some of the finest vineyards in France and Italy, Vé came to the U.S. to complete her degree in Journalism at Columbia. As a writer, reviewer, editor, and world traveler she has contributed to Wine Weekly, Wine & Food Magazine, Vines to Wines and Imbibe & Savor. She will bring the flavors of the world to your fingertips as her sensory based writing makes aroma and taste come alive.
Johanna Uribes – Editor
Uribes is a mystery. The job just seemed to fall into her lap. One day Milton, our former editor, was there and the next day he was gone. Uribes walked in later that afternoon and told us she was the new editor. So how did she really get this job? We think it’s probably a case of:
A. Right place, right time, or
B. She performed humbling acts for a higher up.
No, we can see where you’re going on this one and that’s not what we meant. We’re referring to things like picking up dry cleaning, having the higher up’s car washed or giving said higher up’s dog a bath – all humbling services, but hey, it got Uribes the job, at least that’s what we think. She’s not telling. She’s an enigma.
Grace Wolfe – Artist
As a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Wolfe knew early on that her creative talents would be both her doing and her undoing. Her attraction to working with toxic materials has forced her to take long periods away from art making to calm her nervous disorders. The tranquil beauty of her textural artwork belies the turmoil that lies just beneath the surface for Wolfe. Yeah right, another tortured artist bio that’s simply bogus crap. Wolfe just likes to make wacky, snappy artwork. She’s probably happily drinking coffee in her kitchen right now somewhere in suburbia.