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    The New OPEC

    by  • May 29, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Ollie Garky, brought to our attention by E. B. Fischadler Art by Luke Spooner Mr. (or Ms.) President: I have an important proposal for the leaders of the western nations. If they are wise enough to adopt my plan, the West can establish control over the world’s economy and have the...

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    The Fissure of Rolando

    by  • May 22, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Euphemia Thorniwork, as provided by Judith Field Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye November, 1890 A splash of water in my face brought me round. I opened my eyes and sat up to find myself in the lecture theatre of Huxley College, Oxford, where a mathematics lecture was in progress. Spaulding, my fellow...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: April 2017

    by  • May 18, 2017 • Man Behind the Curtain • 0 Comments

    Table at Pulicon

    April was the hard push at reading slush, and very little else was accomplished. Here’s what the numbers looked like. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($75.00) Art: ($582.08) Advertising: ($30.00) Processing Fees: ($26.49) Conventions: ($80.00) Donations: $38.71 Ad Revenue: $0.48 Kickstarter: $22.00 Physical Sales: $146.00 Online Book Sales: $41.09...

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    Lily in the Moonlight

    by  • May 8, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An account by Professor Fia McCauley, as told to Maureen Bowden Art by Luke Spooner My namesake, Saint Fiacra, is the patron saint of gardeners, so I was destined to be a botanist. I specialised in lilies, the loveliest of flowers, but their beauty has too brief a life before it suffers, in Shakespeare’s words,...

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    Waiting

    by  • May 1, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Riley, as provided by Eddie Newton Art by Amanda Jones Waiting. Always something difficult for me. I am more of an instant gratification kind of personality. But I learned a long time ago that there are some things worth waiting for. All sorts of people waited. A septuagenarian with a deviated...

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    Birthing Fire

    by  • April 24, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Dr. Henrik Ahlstrom, as provided by Dantzel Cherry Art by Shannon Legler DR27-6 wobbles one last time, and a crack laces across the marble shell, etched by a small egg tooth. White and red fluids spill out. The tooth saws back and forth a few times, then stops. I dim the...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: March 2017

    by  • April 21, 2017 • Administrative • 0 Comments

    Picture of Creepy Bunny People

    March was a hectic flurry of activity in the wake of our Kickstarter ending: shipping out backer rewards for add-ons, getting Spring 2017 out the door, and dealing with the tsunami of slush that came in for the anthology. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($75.00) Art: ($300.00) Advertising: ($30.00)...

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    A Gift of Life and Death

    by  • April 10, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Mira Delmer, as provided by Caroline von Schmalensee Art by Shannon Legler Last night, everything changed. I’d got to the bit where I tell Roland about how I met his father when, out of the deep blue, he said, “But Kraken’s a myth. He’s not real.” He’s six–it could have happened...

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