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As I Tremble Watching My Son Sleep By The Sea

David Luntz As I Tremble Watching My Son Sleep By The Sea He knows he must always step into a rainbow through its center. This is one of the many lessons the sea has taught him. He is only four … Continue reading

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Introduction to Abyss & Apex Poetry Issue 80

Introduction to Abyss & Apex Poetry Issue 80 Dear Readers: As usual, expect to enjoy an eclectic blend of fine speculative poems, some are experimental, others narrative, all enjoyable. It’s always a thrill for me to see work from around … Continue reading

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#buttonsinweirdplaces

#buttonsinweirdplaces by Simon Kewin The buttons started to appear on the last day of April, 2022. A six-year-old boy from Nairobi, Jomi Mbenzi, was perhaps the first to spot one. Dawdling along behind his mother, her swaying yellow-orange dress and … Continue reading

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Vestigial Organs

“Vestigial Organs” by R. Overwater A lobster trap. Beaten by a lobster trap. One of the few things that could have possibly ruined tonight. Beaten by a black-and-white photo of a crustacean peering through a row of wooden slats, one … Continue reading

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Things Can Only Get Better

“Things Can Only Get Better” by Fiona Moore “Do you know the old joke about the toaster mining bitcoin to pay its gambling debt to the fridge?” Detective Wilhemine Fitzjames, of the London Metropolitan Police’s Automotive Crimes Division, said. “No,” … Continue reading

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Glamoured

“Glamoured” by Finley Harper It was midnight, on the sixteenth anniversary of the night the Fae stole me. Garlands of leaves, white elderflowers and silver bells adorned my neck, wrists and ankles: gifts from the Seelie Court in return for … Continue reading

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Geo Sink

“Geo Sink”  by John Taloni Alice looked at her ringing phone. A number she hadn’t seen in years flashed on it. She’d stopped programming the name in three phones ago. “Johnny,” she said, accepting the call after a moment’s hesitation. … Continue reading

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Boy Chick

“Boy Chick” by Samantha Bryant No one speaks of males of our kind. If one dares to speak of harpies, one speaks only of females. The wise fear us. Few see our glorious visages swooping down to deliver justice and … Continue reading

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To Catch a Unicorn

“To Catch a Unicorn” A guest editorial by W.B.J. Williams Do you know all the stories told of the unicorn? I thought I did. I knew well the legend that the horn can cure poison, and that the unicorn will … Continue reading

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A&A reviews: Penavese Mosaic

Pevanese Mosaic (Hadley Rille Books)  by Mark Nelson Heads up! Mark Nelson is one of the most lyrical writers I know, especially when he’s describing the creative process. In this, his fourth novel in his Pevana fantasy series, he only … Continue reading

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