• Fiction

    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...

    Read more →

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

    by  • July 23, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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

    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...

    Read more →

    Ephemerene

    by  • July 16, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Ephemerene"

    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...

    Read more →

    A Gift for Michael

    by  • July 9, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "A Gift for Michael"

    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,...

    Read more →

    Lonely Heart

    by  • July 2, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Lonely Heart"

    An Article from the November Issue of The Tri-County News by Luella Mason, as provided by Kathryn Yelinek Art by A. 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...

    Read more →

    Confessions of a Mycologist

    by  • June 25, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Confessions of a Mycologist"

    An essay by Maria Leticia Gonzalez Santos, as provided by Katherine Cowley Art by Liz Argall In my defense, I was trying to save the planet. A group of graduate students discovered a fungus in the Amazon that could digest polyurethane. Instead of sitting in a garbage dump for hundreds or thousands of years,...

    Read more →

    A Distant Honk

    by  • June 18, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "A Distant Honk"

    An essay by Zoe Torres, as provided by Holly Schofield Art by Luke Spooner The footprints were as big as my snowshoe, the narrow heel a crisp outline, the impression not more than a couple of hours old. The tracks beelined from the forest edge right through my campsite, growing more erratic as they...

    Read more →

    What Goes Down Must Come Up

    by  • June 4, 2018 • Fiction • 1 Comment

    Art for "What Goes Down Must Come Up"

    An essay by Professor Caldwell Mook, as provided by Nick Morrish Art by Ariel Alian Wilson As Mithering Professor of General Negativity, I regularly receive requests to peer review outlandish scientific papers. I generally reject most of them out of hand as either beneath contempt, or simply too dull for words. However, one paper caught...

    Read more →