Posts Tagged "issue 3"

Advertising at the End of the World

by on Sep 8, 2009 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

4,400 Words Five years after her husband died, two years after she moved to a cabin in Montana, and six months after the world ended, Marie opened her curtains to discover her front garden overrun with roving, stumbling advertisements. Marie hadn’t seen one since she’d sold her condo and...

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Fungal Gardens

by on Sep 8, 2009 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

By Ekaterina Sedia The phone call from Johnny came late that night, after nine, when I’d already decided that the dinner was a bust and was sadly finishing the entire pan of chimichangas. “David,” he said, and I immediately knew that he was not alone. Otherwise, he would’ve called me one...

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The Girl in the Basement

by on Sep 8, 2009 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

By Matthew Kressel The girl lived in the basement where the air was cool and damp and quiet. Company was coming over tonight, her mother had said, so the girl had better make sure her room was spotless. She gave the girl a dull knife to scrape the gobs of candle wax from the dresser and...

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Interview with Elizabeth Engstrom

by on Sep 8, 2009 in Interviews | 0 comments

By Deb Taber Elizabeth Engstrom is the author of ten books and over 250 short stories, articles and essays. She is a former publisher and editor, and is a sought-after speaker and teacher at writing conferences and conventions around the world. A recluse at heart, Engstrom holds a BA in...

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When Science Fiction Meets Horror in World Building

by on Sep 8, 2009 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

By Monica Valentinelli The world’s history is riddled with inaccuracies, partially because it’s impossible to read or decipher what actually happened, or when it happened. Using a combination of science and intuition, we can guess what may have occurred in history, but a lot of the time...

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