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, […]

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

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, […]

Willing the Tide to Turn

Catherine Edmunds

Willing the Tide to Turn

The sea, blue as love, is just inches away, but a million tortoiseshell butterflies are suddenly […]

Scrapyards

Alex Kashko

Scrapyards

The steel vampires stand, derelict statuesguarding their home, the scrapyardthat backs onto your backyardcome the night the vampire machinesrise and walk, […]