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That Man Behind the Curtain – Farewell

On April 2, 2012, we published our first story. It seemed fitting, then, to have our final content for the site also be on April 2. Normally when we do a look behind the scenes, we look at our financial … Continue reading

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Fiction: Victorian Velociraptor with Violets

An essay by Amada, as provided by Andrew K. Hoe Art by Leigh Legler The opera troupe could handle Amada being a fake name, but not that I was dying. They could handle my seven-foot velociraptor–Rodelia–and I sneaking away at … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain – February 2020

We’re almost all done. This is our penultimate look behind the scenes. Here’s a look at the numbers.

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Fiction: Observations and Oversights on the Opportunistic Occupation of Octopuses in the Office

An essay by Camille Delacroix, as provided by Michael M. Jones Art by Justine McGreevy It all started with one simple question. “Daphne, why is there an octopus on the ceiling?” For there was, indeed, an octopus clinging to the … Continue reading

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Fiction: The 2019 Magiyatogorsk Champions League Scrapbook: Selected Excerpts

An essay by Ekaterina Serafimevna Poponova, as provided by Blake Jessop Art by America Jones Week 3: Vĕdma Magiyatogorsk VS Schwarzwald Werwölfe “Cut inside her, Ilona!” I scream, and no one listens. My teammate soars around the oval track in … Continue reading

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Fiction: Touring Test

An essay by John Q. Knobody, as provided by Holly Schofield Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye I pulled over onto the shoulder of Highway 16 and opened my door for the hitchhiker. Sweat from the summer heat ran down his face … Continue reading

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Fiction: On the Care and Training of Human Staff

An essay by The Mysterious Rumble Purr, as provided by Princess Rain E. Day Art by Luke Spooner The training and development of human staff can be one of the most difficult yet rewarding tasks assigned to the average feline. … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain – January 2020

We’re coming down to the final stretch. With our final quarterly out the door and no Kickstarter in the wings, January has been a very quiet month. The next few months will be even quieter. Here’s a look at the … Continue reading

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Fiction: The Prototype

An essay by Claire Lev, as provided by Judith Field Art by Luke Spooner When they let me out of hospital, I decided to rent somewhere with space to write. Jo, the social worker, helped me find a terraced house … Continue reading

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Fiction: A Home for Wayward Demons

An essay by Star Posey, as provided by Megan Dorei Art by Leigh Legler These records are as much for my sanity as they are for posterity. It’s long past due for me to share my findings, and exterior circumstances … Continue reading

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