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Category Archives: Poetry
The river god dreams of death by water
Ryu Ando The river god dreams of death by water Click above link to read poem! ______________________________________________________________________________ Ryu Ando’s writing has appeared in many speculative literature magazines such as Strange Horizons, Pidgeonholes, Liquid Imagination, Zetetic, and more. He has … Continue reading
Kim Goldberg Hunger All day roaming the Char in search of food, a deep root divined with shank of rebar, this titan beetle wedged between bricks of a roofless school; pencils and other combustibles long removed by stripping blaze. … Continue reading
The Corn God’s Daughter
Jennifer Crow The Corn God’s Daughter Blessed by rain, crowned with sun the god’s child lifts green arms and grows, hair of pale green silk catching every breath of wind, stalk straight, the scent of growth and rich … Continue reading
On Halloween, when witches walk
Tristan Beiter On Halloween, when witches walk On Halloween, when witches walk, and ghosts emerge from open graves, the candles wait to flicker out. They guard the doorway for the brave. The cat, assured, goes traipsing there … Continue reading
Colleen Anderson Locks Aunty never cut my hair perhaps to enjoy the luxury where her own bristly, defiant bush was more akin to untamed weeds Each day these golden fronds reached toward the light freedom of the open fields … Continue reading
Ann Schwader Chasma Glyphs Hebes Chasma, Valles Marineris, Mars We take the rains on faith here, though they came as surely as this chasma’s echoes sealed in layered sediments that whisper lake or river. Never desert. If … Continue reading
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In the Valleys of Venus
Deborah L. Davitt In the Valleys of Venus I fell in love with a shadow today, where it stretched dim and faint before my feet in the burning lands where Venus holds sway. I might be as mad as Narcissus, … Continue reading
Dear First Officer,
M.C. Childs Dear First Officer, Jupiter and Venus punctuate the pumpkin sunset. You know the voices of Sandhill Cranes a thousand feet overhead, the cessation of photosynthesis, the mathematics of frost. Nevertheless when the snowmen invade, the trees … Continue reading
Process & Guidelines
From the Poetry Editor’s Desk: Process & Guidelines A note for everyone to please follow the guidelines, which will greatly reduce my workload. More than half of the short-listed through accepted poets did not! My editorial process is this: I … Continue reading
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The Jinn (Domestic AI Model #7)
Fiona Perry The Jinn (Domestic AI Model #7) Miracles started happening when The Jinn arrived. Handbags, simulated diamonds, and roses materialized on my dining room table. Every morning abracadabra. The Jinn even alerted me to my mother’s terminal illness by … Continue reading