Posts Tagged "issue 119"

A Fool’s Baneful Gallantry

by on Apr 16, 2019 in Short Fiction, Slider | 0 comments

A Fool’s Baneful Gallantry

7,700 Words At sunfall, the sellward, the spellcaster, and the wyrmrider paused at the foot of a dune and peered at the sun wester across the Sahael, the sea of sand. They had walked thirty days and were yet to come upon an oasis, caravan, or waykeep. At this rate, even a quick death...

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The Pros and Cons of Stage Directions

by on Apr 11, 2019 in Nonfiction, Slider | 0 comments

The Pros and Cons of Stage Directions

I started acting on stage at seven. My first role was Marcie in We’re All Stars, Charlie Brown. I don’t remember the audition, but I do remember my mother’s reaction: something along the lines of “What? My child, with her nose permanently stuck in books, whose best friend is a tree, is...

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All Votes Will Be Counted (We Promise)

by on Apr 9, 2019 in Short Fiction, Slider | 1 comment

All Votes Will Be Counted (We Promise)

5,400 words When the Clausens got to the voting place, most of the town had already arrived. Clausen was tired from work, and tired of voting, but he tried to smile as he held Claudia’s hand and Jenny and Jimmy went up the steps in front of them. The voting place, as they all called it,...

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Interview with Amal Singh

by on Apr 5, 2019 in Interviews, Slider | 0 comments

Interview with Amal Singh

Although this is a story about how a passion for music can turn into a tool of defiance and resistance, I must bring to your attention an observation made by the titular Professor Strong: “Fragile species that they are, the humans are known to respond to a change in status-quo with...

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Professor Strong and the Brass Boys

by on Apr 2, 2019 in Short Fiction, Slider | 1 comment

Professor Strong and the Brass Boys

I stand backstage, anxious. My cognitive implant, fed by a recursive code, tells me this is a bad idea. It tells me this decision is, as humans would say, impulsive. I am desperate. Desperate to make a good entrance. Desperate to make a point. Much of what has happened in the last few...

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