It’s Not Always Magic

John C. Mannone

It’s Not Always Magic

From the window in his study, the starhe’s been waiting for pierces the darkicy skies. He calls […]

Returning to Dead Places

Tristan Beiter

Returning to Dead Places

“When you die, you go to Baghdad” where the ghouls lie in wait, stripping flesh down

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Celestial Mechanics

Karin L. Frank

Celestial Mechanics    

Before the sensible sun arose a jobless, homeless man awoke (onhis bed of old newspapers) from a dream […]

Off the Side of the 101

Jordan Carley

Off the Side of the 101

The first thing you’ll feel at the edge of the world is the quiet. It presses […]

A Touch of Lightning in the Soul

Deborah L. Davitt

A Touch of Lightning in the Soul

White lightning                                                                                   hum of alternating current

            crackling, searing,                                                       sequestered safely

Necessary Parts

Laura Cranehill

Necessary Parts

When I was young, I imagined love to be a serious thing. Like peeling a potato without cutting yourself. A […]

Raster

A.Z. Louise

Raster

it’s 3:32 am and someone has replaced my brain with a cathode-ray tube. my fingers glow like the dawn scarlet fading […]

On the Edge

Katharyn Howd Machan

On the Edge

May I give you a Romany spoon?

Only if it’s from the cobbles where Pied Piper […]

Endless Moment

Matthew Harrison

Endless Moment

This is the moment when you know you’re caught. Nothing has changed: outside, the sun still shines; still cooling here, […]

The Blob at High School Reunion

Noel Sloboda

The Blob at High School Reunion  

After oozing back to Arborvillefollowing three decades livingin another time zone, I shimmy

into the gym, […]