Posts Tagged "issue 103"

Cemetery Man

by on Dec 12, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

4,900 Words She lay bleeding upon her cartridge belts. She could not stand up. The piercing pain in her stomach would not allow it. Catalina raised her head, squinting. A man with a long coat, shiny boots and a small leather case—the kind a doctor might use—approached her. Was that their...

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The Edge of Things

by on Dec 7, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

6,600 words The problem, of course, is that the world ended. She’s lying in her bed, staring at the sloping scribbles on the ceiling. Downstairs, the party continues as ever. Voices rise from the parlor at all hours of the night, beckoning her with wild words she can’t quite make out....

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Behind Her, Trailing Like Butterfly Wings

by on Dec 5, 2017 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

6,300 Words “Sit here.” He pulls out a thin panel from the front of his kiosk, punches it into the third dimension, then into its secondary function as a chair, and places it in front of me. “Here’s safe.” In the heat of summer, the short grey bristles on Frank Krayec’s head glisten with...

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Words from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Dec 5, 2017 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Hello readers! Welcome to issue 103. Each December, I look back on the last twelve months and think, “This has been a breakout year for Apex Magazine!” Of course, this go around is no different. It started with January’s double issue featuring perhaps our strongest front to back offering...

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Words for Thought — November 2017

by on Nov 30, 2017 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to this month’s Words for Thought. Despite the general bleakness of the season, this month’s stories are all about new beginnings and seconds chances. Appropriate to the cold, the falling of leaves, and the graying of the sky, however, many of the stories are also...

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