• A Gift of Life and Death

    by  • April 10, 2017 • 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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    Stheno

    by  • April 3, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Stheno the Gorgon, as provided by Marnie Azzarelli Art by Luke Spooner “Brave soul, walking by herself in this neighborhood at night,” the passenger in a gray mini-van commented to her driving friend as I crossed the intersection in front of them. They are more afraid of me than I am of them....

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    Grimalkin and Hound

    by  • March 27, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    An essay by May Hayashi, as provided by Laura Duerr Art by Justine McGreevy “So! You’re May, right? What do you do?” Brianne asks. She’s standing a little too close, hanging on to every word I say, smiling nonstop like she’s in conversation with her very best friend. I manage to not roll my...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: February 2017

    by  • March 24, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Photo of Dawn with the Mystery Soda Machine

    February was spent plugging our next anthology Kickstarter. (And we’re now open to anthology submissions.) This meant a spike in advertising costs last month. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($70.00) Art: ($224.23) Advertising: ($519.00) Processing Fees: ($10.23) Printing: ($33.13) Donations: $34.71 Ad Revenue: $0.48 Online Book Sales: $8.88...

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    The Physics of Decluttering

    by  • March 20, 2017 • 0 Comments

    The Physics of Decluttering

    Keynote address presented by Doctor Seeya Laterbro Transcription services provided by Lisha E. Goldberg Art by Dawn Vogel Good morning. I am delighted to speak to all of you today at the International Symposium for Highly Frustrated Physicists. It’s been a wonderful conference, so far. Although I have to admit, I’m getting a little...

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    Review of The Shattered Queen by Jaym Gates

    by  • March 8, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Cover for The Shattered Queen

    Jaym Gates’s collection, The Shattered Queen & Other New Mythologies: A Broken City Miscellany (Falstaff Books, 2016), is a collection of 26 short prose pieces, some of which are more lyrical or poetic than story, and others that create entire worlds in the span of scant few pages. Of the pieces, half are reprints,...

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    The Snakes or the Humans?

    by  • March 6, 2017 • 0 Comments

    The Snakes or the Humans?

    An essay by Professor Chester Willis, as provided by Calvin Demmer Art by Shannon Legler How does one ask forgiveness for potentially killing the entire human race? That is a question I have pondered all morning. Would you believe me if I said it all started because of a simple request from Clara, my...

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