• Fiction

    The Trash Construct

    by  • July 29, 2013 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Miguel Hojuelas, as provided by Juan Angel Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye It smelled like wet cardboard the day Mr. Lorenzo took up in flight. The pitter-patter of rain on the aluminum roofs had ceased and, in its place, steam rose from the muddy slopes, the smear of smog vanishing from the sky...

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    Missing Apocalypse

    by  • July 22, 2013 • Fiction • 2 Comments

    An essay by Jason Cartwright and Timothy Cartwright, as provided by D. M. Allan Photograph by Dawn Vogel Dear Peter, I read the obituary you wrote for my grandfather and I really appreciate what you said about him. I know he wasn’t everyone’s favourite philosopher but he deserved recognition and you gave him that...

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    On Dragon Eyes

    by  • July 15, 2013 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    A Practical Technique for Spectacle Removal in the Royal Dragon (Draco regius) By Simonius Selvius, scholar-in-residence at the University of Heliopolis South, and Harun ibn Saleh Abd al-Bari, senior researcher at the University of the Nile, as provided by Sarah Frost Art by Katie Nyborg Introduction The eyes of the dragon possess qualities unique...

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    Our Devilish Savior

    by  • July 8, 2013 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An editorial by Dr. Francis Niemann, as provided by J. Rohr Photograph by Dawn Vogel Damnation through salvation. The concept isn’t new. As St. Bernard of Clairvaux observed, “L’enfer est plein de bonnes volontés et désirs.” Or, in a more familiar fashion, the path to hell is paved with good intentions. Consequently, the promise...

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    Keep Your Pants On

    by  • July 1, 2013 • Fiction • 1 Comment

    An essay by Dr. Keith Piantsov, Ph.D., as provided by Heather Frederick Art by Luke Spooner/Carrion House I’d been raised not to stare. But surely her dog wouldn’t mind–for science? For a week, each morning she’d walked him past my table outside the library and made eyes at me. She had cropped hair and...

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    Hazelwitch vs. Hazelwitch

    by  • June 17, 2013 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Judge Salvadore Ironfist, as provided by K.G. Jewell Photograph by Dawn Vogel (This story is also available in audio format at Toasted Cake.) BE IT REMEMBERED on January 21, 2012, the Court held a hearing in the above-styled cause, and the parties appeared with counsel. Background Marlene Hazelwitch and Doreen Sneed...

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    Chuck the Alien

    by  • June 10, 2013 • Fiction • 16 Comments

    An essay by Dexter Smithers, as provided by Michael Rettig Art by Justine McGreevy My life changed for the infinite better one year, four months, and twenty three days ago. Hell, I’m even getting a Pulitzer Prize next month for my interviews with Chuck. I smile a lot these days. I know the answers...

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