Posts Tagged "issue 14"

Eclipse

by on Jul 8, 2010 in Poetry | 0 comments

By Robert Borski Ghost flesh sears easily, like the skin of xeroderms. This is why so few hauntings take place at noon. The sun is a scourge. Photons burn like acid. But when, as will happen up to four times a year, a new moon (itself as well a ward of the sun) swings into place and is...

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Wisdom

by on Jul 8, 2010 in Poetry | 0 comments

By Lydia Ondrusek After the ground is burned and its black skeleton trees removed the machines scrape till it bleeds yesterday, worms rolling up to escape; the warm dark disturbed by needs no one understands, by dreams that include no living protective layer, no smell, nothing holding...

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Going Woodo

by on Jul 8, 2010 in Poetry | 0 comments

By Colleen Kimsey Day 409 They told me When they came for me The man- His thumb, I bit it off He needed twenty-four stitches. Imagine that.   Day 387 My hands are calloused And senseless I run on all fleet fours as I Chase down deer (the fawns are slower and soft and their tiny spines...

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End of the Line: A Puzzle

by on Jul 8, 2010 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

By Susannah Mandel Note: This story is a game of skill. Can you solve it? “Which door should we open? Help me think.” “I’ve told you already, I have no idea!” Thad let himself sag back against the wall. Even with the support, he could feel himself trembling with fatigue and fear. “Which...

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Those Below

by on Jul 8, 2010 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

By Jeremy C. Shipp Say you’re lost in the hustle-bustle of the local farmer’s market in search of some shiny bibelot for your girlfriend, and you find your mother mouth-to-mouth with a man who isn’t your father. In fact, he’s nothing like your father. He’s skinny and shaggy and short....

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