February 3, 2016 "Barriers" In January, Rat's Ass Review introduced a new feature, Love & Ensuing Madness. To inaugurate the new section, the editor republished "Gender Blending Fashion" and also selected "Barriers," written in 2004 when I was single. "Cycle of Life" "Cycle of Life" appears on page 12 of the debut issue of Icarus Down Review, released January 29. Icarus Down Review is a monthly ebook publication "dedicated to writers who like to aim a little higher and shoot a little farther." "Cycle of Life" was an experiment in physical as well as rhythmic form.