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Graffiti Goddess 

Noel Sloboda Graffiti Goddess  Rainbow-born, she is a smile splitting open the serious mask city fathers pin to the face of sunrise. “Hoodlums” and “vandals” are just a few of the names city fathers call her priests— but the devout … Continue reading

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Entropy Conquers All

Steven Stampone Entropy Conquers All        after Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 So many poets have compared true love to constant stars fixed firmly in the sky, proclaiming, like the heavens high above, an earthly passion that could never die. But … Continue reading

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Introduction to Poetry, Issue 79

Introduction to Poetry, Issue 79 Congratulations to our poets from across the states (and Mexico) appearing in the summer issue of Abyss & Apex. You will enjoy a variety of work from traditional to contemporary, including experimental forms. There are … Continue reading

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The Mama Puzzle

“The Mama Puzzle” by Emmalia Harrington Yide wanted to kill her twin. “I can’t wait for Grandmother to come home from work,” Erde said, a smile in her voice. “I’ll ask her so many things.” Erde trotted ahead, oblivious to … Continue reading

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The Choice

“The Choice” by Rebecca Burton The first time she came to me, I was sat on a park bench pretending to be invisible. I’d been sat there for a while in the weak winter sunshine, hiding my bloodshot, swollen eyes … Continue reading

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Tempus Reverso

  “Tempus Reverso” by Ember Randall This is not a drill. The words scampered around Rowan O’Carroll’s mind like frightened mice. Not a drill… not a drill… The nonsensical litany drowned out all other thoughts, leaving nothing but the klaxon … Continue reading

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Every Burning Bird Will Be Reborn

“Every Burning Bird Will Be Reborn” by Timothy Mudie   “We have long travels ahead,” Grandmere says when she and Kella push off into the marsh before sunrise. “Will you remember the way and keep the strength to row back … Continue reading

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Doors of the Past

  “Doors of the Past” by John Burridge Kari’s freelancers were on the final stretch of the road to Devor when Kari’s amulet began to tingle in warning. The triple loop of enchanted silver had saved her life more than … Continue reading

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Deadhead

“Deadhead” by Maggie Slater   Nothing bothered Alex anymore. The light on the palm-sized Guardian unit at the nape of his neck blinked steadily no matter what anyone said or did. Even when Shira dulled-out part way through their biweekly … Continue reading

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Abyss & Apex reviews: Slice of Entropy

Slice of Entropy (Pizza in Space 1) by Lawrence M. Schoen (Paper Golem LLC)  The book opens with grad student Melody Wilder eating some great pizza – pizza that defies the laws of physics – made by her best friend … Continue reading

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