Posts Tagged "apex magazine"

Anabaptist

by on Feb 8, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

4,500 words Men wear hats outside. Black for the winter, brown for the summer. Hat brims are three inches wide. Once a man marries, he grows a beard but shaves his upper lip. Unmarried boys must be clean-shaven. When a man’s wife dies, he will not remarry, no matter how lonely. This is...

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Calabash

by on Feb 5, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

It breathes midnight— the shape of her hips is the body of a sitar notes that thrust notes that drone, that wash away breath. The shape of her hips a hand grenade washing her explosive mouth, the mouth of the winnisimmet— flowing, chasing rabbits Through muck and salt and salty clams....

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Interview with Author Benjanun Sriduangkaew

by on Feb 3, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

I first read Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s short fiction in a Clockwork Phoenix anthology, and it was love at first read. For the first time in a long time, I felt like I was reading something new, a fresh writing style that no one else was doing. Although peppered with futuristic sounding...

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The Beast at the End of Time

by on Feb 2, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

4,000 Words As the world marches toward the guillotine of its finale, the sleeping beast shakes loose the slats of its painted unthought and licks the tang of dénouement from its fangs. It stirs upright on trembling ligaments, clad in starvation and rust. “You are not here,” a calm voice...

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Words from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Feb 2, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to issue 81! This month we’re back to normal in terms of volume. Even so, it’s an issue rich with imagination and strange worlds. What kid on the cusp of becoming an adult doesn’t look forward to the day when they’re able to travel past the bounds of childhood? Daniel Rosen takes...

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