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New Genesis

David Henson New Genesis Eve wasn’t made from rib, she grew in heartwood. The apple didn’t blossom on a tree, it sprang from the dark heart of a serpent. The snake wasn’t cast down from above, it emerged from garden … Continue reading

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Netting Scents

Sultana Raza Netting Scents    After ‘Portal to Feyland,’    artwork by Sultana Raza As the doorway into Faerie yawned, inviting her to slip inside any of the vortexes rich with glistening memories pooled into spheres of comforting thoughts cushioning … Continue reading

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A Golden Flame// The Beheading of a Ram

Nnadi Samuel A Golden Flame// The Beheading of a Ram I demand the audacity of lilies: how, in their flowering, they occupy the undergrowth of my mindscape with a stench—near-native, to fill an empty body. skin, torn by surprise or … Continue reading

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Introduction to Issue 89 Poetry

Introduction to Issue 89 Poetry Happy New Year! I pray your ongoing holidays are rich with joy. I’m proud to feature fine poets from around the world. Their work abounds with science fiction, fantasy, and surrealism, many with some Biblical … Continue reading

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Moonlight and Roses

“Moonlight and Roses” by Jen Mierisch The moon rose high above a shack in a forest outside Paris. Inside, clockwork creatures slept, all but one. Giovanna slumped on the moonlit shelf. Dust lay across her brocade bodice, linen cuffs, and … Continue reading

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The Midnight Commuter

“The Midnight Commuter” by Tammy Komoff Shadows passed over dark fields and pastures, through woods and across frozen dirt roads, slowly descending on the Oakfield train depot that lay on the outskirts of the village. The depot appeared a safe … Continue reading

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The Procedure

“The Procedure” by P.A. Cornell I expect there to be more to a test that will determine the length of your lifespan, but in the end it’s so simple I’m almost disappointed. “What do we do with these?” Sam asks … Continue reading

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264 Days

  “264 Days” by C.C. Graystone I’ve been on the run for 264 days because I had a dream. To be fair, it was a gut-wrenchingly gruesome dream. Violence shredded across nerves and neurons even as I gasped awake. I … Continue reading

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The Living Must Pass

“The Living Must Pass” by Tom Howard   The first time, the king sent an eagle with a message saying Prince Georj had been taken and asking for the wizard’s help. Kragen, alone on his mountaintop, felt sorry for Prince … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews The Infinity Trap

The Infinity Trap by Ian C. Douglas (IFWG Publishing International) Zeke is a 15-year-old boy who fakes being psychic to get into an exclusive school for psychics on Mars. This school is used to train people with the potential to … Continue reading

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