Posts Tagged "apex magazine"

Mothers Who Consume

by on Jul 13, 2017 in Nonfiction | 1 comment

I don’t remember the first time I caught my mother in a lie. There are years and enough broken truth to construct something that used to look like my life in between then and now. I think about the girl child I was often. I think how I would like to steal into her room in the middle of...

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THE TURING MACHINES OF BABEL

by on Jul 11, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

7,200 Words In most respects, the universe (which some call the Library) is everywhere the same, and we at the summit are like the rest of you below. Like you, we dwell in a string of hexagonal library chambers connected by hallways that run infinitely east and west. Like you, we revere...

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«Légendaire.»

by on Jul 6, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

9,400 Words Having seen the reggaezzi perform, the righteous of Sea-john shake their heads in wonder. They will then murmur severally or as one, «Légendaire.»   [Tonight] The cavalcade forms up. In beats, without words, the drummers argue a bass line. While higher registers wait in...

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L’appel du vide

by on Jul 4, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

5,000 Words The summer sky was stacking dark clouds when Pau trudged up from the concrete gullet of the parkade. Sweat stuck his shirt to the small of his back and the biolocked handle of his Ceylan Industries suitcase was slippery. Looking over the shrunken brown swatches of lawn and...

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Words from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Jul 4, 2017 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

There’s a certain horrifying cultural divide occurring in the United States. “Progressive” has become an invective, and some of the less pleasant aspects of societies have become emboldened. Perhaps, as science fiction readers and fans, we should have predicted this swing in national...

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