Posts Tagged "issue 120"

Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Memphis Minnie Sing the Stumps Down Good

by on May 31, 2019 in Short Fiction, Slider | 0 comments

Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Memphis Minnie Sing the Stumps Down Good

14,900 words Rosetta knelt to look at the stump in the corner of her client’s bedroom. It had the likeness of a ten-year-old boy, four feet tall, dressed in an oversized shirt and suspenders, and its features were flawless, from the newsboy’s cap cocked on its tight curls, to its...

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When We Dream We Are Our God

by on May 29, 2019 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

When We Dream We Are Our God

3,500 words Today, in a small, quiet room near the centre of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, I went into the cold darkness of sleep and when I returned to the warm light of consciousness, I had become a god. I can now see the world through the million eyes of my kin and I feel...

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N-Coin

by on May 23, 2019 in Short Fiction, Slider | 1 comment

N-Coin

You’ve heard of Bitcoin? You know what cryptocurrency is?

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Interview with Author Steven Barnes

by on May 16, 2019 in Interviews | 0 comments

Interview with Author Steven Barnes

I had to read Steven Barnes’s “Fugue State”—co-written with Tananarive Due—a few times to realize it was a dark horror story. On first blush, I thought this was a tragedy—a story about a woman whose once brilliant husband now suffers from dementia. If that was all the story was about,...

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Fugue State

by and on May 14, 2019 in Short Fiction, Slider | 0 comments

Fugue State

5,400 Words “Shit,” Charlotte Berry whispered as the fog of sleep began to clear. She heard Arthur fumbling in the bathroom cabinet and saw his reflection in the mirror, salt-and-pepper hair and a small bald spot as he hunched over, a medicine bottle close to his face. She wanted to...

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