I was fortunate enough to have 5 pieces selected & published in Open Skies Quarterly – Volume Three.

Open Skies, like most magazines or journals of a literary nature, seeks to bring together a memorable collection of works from many unique voices. Some previously published, some previously unknown, and many that we hope will remain with you long after you’ve finished reading the works found in each Volume.

Keith Sparks Jr.

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Most Recent Pieces


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At the Gates

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