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The Witch Wife

“The Witch-Wife” by David Barber The track down the mountain is narrow and treacherous. A misstep by a tired horse sends stones clattering down into the gorge and the riders twist uneasily in their saddles, aware how vulnerable they are … Continue reading

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The Way Things Work

“The Way Things Work” by Tom Jolly The last guy we worked with said he could make daisies fall from the sky. It wasn’t an impressive power by any means. Maybe he could distract a bank robber for a few … Continue reading

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The Parts of Us that Remember

    “The Parts of Us that Remember” by Andrew Giffin It was two hours before the execution, and Frida gazed beyond the walls of the colony. The trees grew wild and thick, deep red bark and trunks that bent and … Continue reading

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No Dark is So Dark

“No Dark Is So Dark” by J. Swift Mem was explaining the mysteries of geometry to the little ones when her mother stepped out of the eastern horizon to hover above them. She hated when her mother appeared like this: … Continue reading

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Meteor Man

“Meteor Man” by Mike Adamson   When I was a child, I saw a meteorite come down. It was a blazing streak in the night sky, then a concussion that hurt my ears, and next morning my Dad and I … Continue reading

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Looking for Home

“Looking for Home” by Siri Paulson The house is theirs now. Saeeda cannot let herself believe it—this neat two-storey Canadian house with its peaked roof and pale yellow brick walls and big, unbroken windows, like something out of a Hollywood … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews: The Magnetar by Jo Boone

The Magnetar (The Combined Service Book 1) ‎ (Theogony Books) A planet-wide cataclysm destroys one humanity’s oldest colonies: billions of people perish on Fortuna, and Charlie is almost rescued before she dies. A stranger shows up after she’s been dead … Continue reading

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Baby-Sitting a Bone in Washington Square Park, Once a Potter’s Field

LindaAnn LoSchiavo Baby-Sitting a Bone in Washington Square Park, Once a Potter’s Field The bone kept singing. Long grass and scrub disguised it, half-asleep in lime-white dusk, like an earthworm displaced to a sun-warmed walkway. Flesh once enveloped every tender … Continue reading

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Memory Spider

  “The Memory Spider” by Fiona Moore Carrie didn’t notice the cat-sized spider at first, perhaps because she was too busy packing Nancy’s photographs, award certificates, prizes and miscellanea into storage boxes and loading them onto the back of the … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews ASSAULT

Assault: A Caine Riordan Universe Novel (Beyond Terra Press) by Mike Massa What’s that you say? Charles E. Gannon is a big name author? Then why is this spinoff being published by a small press? Never mind why, other than … Continue reading

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