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Armless Maidens of the American West

by on Aug 7, 2012 in Short Fiction | 23 comments

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror (Paula Guran) selection, 2013 2,300 Words There’s an armless maiden in the woods beyond the house. She doesn’t wail or weep the way you’d think a ghost or a grieving girl would. Her footsteps are heavy—sometimes she loses her balance—but...

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Wondrous Days

by on Jan 4, 2010 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

By Genevieve Valentine This story is part of our special Mayan Apocalypse issue! “We should make a map,” she says. “Just to keep track of things.” I keep my mouth shut, try not to look at her. * * * We live in a sooty half-dawn that never wakes. Nights are so dark it’s better not to...

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