Posts Tagged "issue 100"

Words for Thought — September 2017

by on Sep 29, 2017 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to another edition of Words for Thought. This month is full of uneasy and haunting tales about hidden things being revealed that stick with you long after you finish reading them. The Lamentation of Their Women by Kai Ashante Wilson published at is a violent yet...

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While the Black Stars Burn

by on Sep 28, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

3,400 words Caroline tucked an unruly strand of coarse brown hair up under her pink knit cap, shrugged the strap of her black violin case back into place over her shoulder, and hurried up the music building stairs. Her skin felt both uncomfortably greasy and itched dryly under her heavy...

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The Lightning Bird

by on Sep 26, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

4,700 Words Gable began turning into a bird at night two days after her mother died. “Gable is a boy’s name,” one of the grandmothers said and turned her teacup in gnarled hands. A dark wart hung from her left eye, and Gable thought of snatching it between her fingers and dropping it...

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In Space, Can Anyone Hear Your Philosophy?: A Look at Alien and Philosophy with Editor/Contributor Jeffrey Ewing

by on Sep 21, 2017 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

One measure of a good story is how much time you spend thinking about it after it ends. Does it make you wonder what the characters were thinking? What motivated them? Does it make you ponder your own life? The measure of a great fictional universe might be whether more than 20...

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Bad Penny

by on Sep 19, 2017 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

3,900 Words But really, the whole damn country is haunted. Every community theatre has an old actor who won’t leave the lights behind; every college and university has a pretty co-ed who hanged herself or jumped out a window; every bed and breakfast has a little child in white. Every...

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