I’ve always been attracted to mobile photography in urban areas. I’m partial to back alleys, fire escapes, graffiti-strewn walls or store fronts. Nature shots of majestic sunsets or mountain ranges just aren’t very satisfying to me. I shoot using a smartphone in auto mode—a Samsung Galaxy S10e. I’m too lazy to carry around my sophisticated Canon EOS 5D because it’s bulky and weighs a ton. If I did, I’m certain that I would end up missing all kinds of shots while fiddling with the controls. While rushing to a doctor’s appointment early one morning, I was fortunate to glance down a Boston alleyway. I was able to catch the sun reflecting at just the right angle to create a wonderful scene.

Color photograph shot at 7 Gloucester Street, Boston, MA, modified with B&W filtering, February 27, 2021

Phil Temples is a product of the Midwest but he currently lives in Watertown, Massachusetts. He likes to dabble in mobile photography. He’s published several mystery-thriller novels, a novella, and two short story anthology in addition to over 180 short stories. You can learn more about Phil at



2021 Prose Chapbook Winner
Resistance, Sue Mell (an excerpt)
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Cataloging Ghosts, Carlos Contreras
Dalí, Renée Jessica Tan
How To Use Your Father’s Lawn Mower, Yasmin Nadiyah Phillip
Our Trespassing, Joel Worford
The Puddling, Mattea Heller


Il Lupo Mannaro, Stephanie Staab
When it happens, you let it happen, Lynne Schmidt
Holiday Party 2017, Kim Ellingson
Ninety Days, Remi Recchia
The Universe, as in One Last Song for the Lonely Hearts, Michelle Hulan
Saudade Accuses Brown Girl, Yvanna Vien Tica
windmills over Zaandam, Gabriela Gonzales
Fold the Shadows, Cate McGowan
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Fluidity, Patrick van Raalten
Yellow Purse, William C. Crawford
Blankness Was the Beauty, Carolyn Guinzio
Telephone, Moses Ojo
Skin Over Milk Cover Art, Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad
Egress, Phil Temples