Posts Tagged "issue 81"

Paper Unicorn

by on Feb 25, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

Unicorns endure only the brief touch of a maiden, her pure palm free of the snarl of man’s complications— his tangled and blood-thick love. Innocence is often folded paper-thin, sun-warm, delicately alive in the wild. Stark before the backdrop of green, the unicorn’s breath blesses the...

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Glitch Rain (Excerpt)

by on Feb 23, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

Back cover copy: Akuba is a low-level hacker for the city’s wealthy, making just enough to keep her bills paid and her booze flowing. Her job is to scrub the social feeds for faces who don’t want to be seen, hanging out at parties to guard the elite from errant social media...

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On the Occasion of My Retirement

by on Feb 22, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

Thank you all—faculty and students, deans and provosts, Ms. President and our board, community members and honored guests for coming today. I suppose I’ll begin with a few prefatory remarks about the recent events in my life. My appearance here, and my mode of dress, and even my manner...

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Arrhythmia

by on Feb 18, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

I keep my heart in a box in a cool, dry place Just like the instructions say: it is dark, and quiet, and safe. They say that you should take your heart out at least twice a year. Give it a test drive, make sure everything still ticks properly. But I don’t. I have my reasons. Many people...

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The Four Gardens of Fate

by on Feb 15, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

4,700 Words When you ask most psychics why they don’t just learn the lottery numbers and play them ahead of time, they’re going to tell you that’s not how it works. You can’t just get the numbers. Of course you can. The real question is not whether you can get the numbers, but what...

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