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    Within the Pulse of Darkness

    by  • August 20, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Cassius Carter, as provided by Lucas Leery Art by Luke Spooner Dear Cass, I invite you to assist me on my next expedition. The site is in remote, northern land that I trust you will remember well. Your task will be simple: to record data thoroughly and accurately. I apologize, but I...

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    Gray Eye Shuffle

    by  • August 13, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Othello Maxwell, as provided by Brandon Nolta Art by Leigh Legler She looked like the kind of woman for whom doors opened. Tall, hair so black it absorbed the light, her body a pillar of muscle, she strode with confidence through the late-afternoon commuter crowd, someone used to being unimpeded. I watched her...

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    Grandma Visits

    by  • August 6, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Gwendolyn Burke, as provided by Shelly Jasperson Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye She had promised me she’d visit. But I hadn’t seen her since she died, and that was weeks ago. I’d expected a rattling doorknob, a creaking rocking chair. Maybe a translucent, flowing dress with a chilly whisper. But I got...

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    Genemech Announces Bio-Security Incident and Confirms Release of Giant Death Bees

    by  • July 23, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    A press release authorised by Dr. Mackenzie Cooper, Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder Genemech, as provided by Paul Alex Gray Art by Luke Spooner FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VENUS SPRINGS, NEVADA, October 12th, 2019 /PRWorldWire Genemech (NYSE: GMNX) today announced a bio-security incident originating in the company’s WN45 facility. WN45 is a classified advanced manufacturing...

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    Ephemerene

    by  • July 16, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Roberta, as provided by Chris Walker Art by Errow Collins 1. I am holding her close, whispering, when she disappears. The warm pressure of her embrace is gone, and my arms squeeze inward on the sudden emptiness. My words trail away into silence. The faint, familiar scent of her is already...

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    A Gift for Michael

    by  • July 9, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Doctor Veronica West, as provided by Maureen Bowden Art by Leigh Legler Lucas Vale, the most talented artist to emerge in over a century, was twenty years old and dying. He lay back against his propped-up pillows, eyes sunken in his pale face, his lips tinged blue. “This is for you,...

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    Lonely Heart

    by  • July 2, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An Article from the November Issue of The Tri-County News by Luella Mason, as provided by Kathryn Yelinek Art by America Jones What do you do when you find a beating heart under your lilac bush? This question confronted Emmeline Harris, 32, of Tomtetown, in April. “I could tell it was alive,” Ms. Emmeline says, pushing...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: May 2018

    by  • June 28, 2018 • Man Behind the Curtain • 0 Comments

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    May was mostly focused on finishing review of submissions for Battling in All Her Finery and getting the Summer 2018 quarterly together. Otherwise it was a pretty slow month in many ways. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Web Resources: (-$17.06) Stories: (-$90.00) Art: (-$360.01) Advertising: (-$109.83) Processing Fees: (-$6.09) Printing: (-$19.26)...

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