Bernard M. Cox is a graduate of the MFA Creative Writing program at Roosevelt University. He has taught screenwriting, literature and composition; curated an experimental music concert series called FeedBack; ran a staged reading series for screenwriters; and served on the Board of Directors of the University City Arts League in Philadelphia.
He is the former Assistant Artistic Director for the Tamale Hut Café Reading Series in North Riverside—thcreadingseries.wordpress.com.
His writing has appeared in A cappella Zoo, Blood and Lullabies, Collective Fallout, Crack the Spine, Red Lightbulbs, and Up the Staircase Quarterly.
Transplanted once again, Bernard is currently acclimating to the constant, oppressive San Diego sunlight as he is partial to the part-shade conditions of the East Coast and Midwest. When he is not writing, making music, or reading, he is often wandering the countryside looking for insects and dreaming about Philadelphia.
Node AR1x40 lives his life on Earth as human Javier Flores, observing and reporting on human behavior as part of The Commonality’s sociological study. When he meets Theo Zedek, a pastry chef and owner of the La Chanson Cafe, Node AR1x40 violates the main parameter of the experiment—he falls in love. And their love may ruin far more than his career.
A brief encounter with a talking cicada compels a surreal journey of self-discovery.
For fans of Hayao Miyazaki , Haruki Murakami, The Alligator Report, and TV series like Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies.
"Bernard Cox’s The Space Within These Lines Is Not Dedicated is a fantasy with a radically inclusive vision." --Frank Rogaczewski author "The Fate of Humanity in Verse."
Bert struggles with the recent loss of his wife Mira. On the morning of his first day back to work, he discovers that the salt in an ordinary salt shaker Mira stole on their honeymoon contains her memories of their time together.