Posts Tagged "apex magazine"

The Storm Creatures

by on Sep 28, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

We fly with the storm, Spinning too fast for them To catch us. The fuel feeds us, Keeps us safe From the monsters. But our world is shrinking, Our numbers dying. Collision deaths, Once a thing of the past Now commonplace. We no longer live Long enough to spawn, Too many of us Swept away...

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War Dog

by on Sep 26, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

4,600 Words He slowed for a feathered corpse in the middle of the road. Up above, the local troop of macaques shrieked at a flock of gene-crafted micro-raptors. He rounded the blind curve and jerked the steering wheel back to avoid a washout from last night’s thunderstorm. The truck...

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The Mouth of the Cave

by on Sep 23, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

A legendary trove slumbers under sandscape, tempting Muslim and zendik[1] alike: hopefuls brave distant vistas for Samsama[2], mythic symbol of battlefield heroism. Advancing upon mundane wilderness, a Bedouin urchin recites memorized cipher; magically prompting the cavernous rictus, he...

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Interview with Author Alexandria Baisden

by on Sep 21, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

I don’t handle grieving well. I don’t know what to say, or what to do, or if I’m doing any of it right. All of these sticky feelings get bottled up inside me and I don’t know how to process any of them, but I know I need to process them, somehow, before they get...

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The Old Man and the Phoenix

by on Sep 19, 2016 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

1,235 Words The old man stared out the window at the sky streaked with burnt oranges and sizzling yellows. A few white stars winked. Magentas hung suspended in the mist. Sherbet, he thought. I bet the dawn tastes like rainbow sherbet. If the old man had a spoon big enough, he would have...

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