Posts Tagged "issue 33"

Bear in Contradicting Landscape

by on Feb 7, 2012 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

By David J. Schwartz I didn’t recognize Eddie at first. He got on the train at Division, sat down opposite me, and every time I glanced up from my book he was staring at me. He wore a trench coat over a bluish gray polo shirt and khakis. Sweat stood out on his brow. As creeped out as I...

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My Body, Her Canvas

by on Feb 7, 2012 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

By A.C. Wise The needle buzzes, setting up a whine in my back teeth. Under her careful hand, a spatter of stars—midnight blue—arc from the curve of my hip-bone to the soft flesh of my inner thigh. Sarah moves my penis aside, dispassionate, getting exactly the right angle to complete the...

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Useless Things

by on Feb 7, 2012 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

7,300 Words “Señora?” The man standing at my screen door is travel stained. Migrant, up from Mexico. The dogs haven’t heard him come up, but now they erupt in a frenzy of barking to make up for their oversight. I am sitting at the kitchen table, painting a doll, waiting for the timer to...

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Interview with Maureen McHugh

by on Feb 7, 2012 in Interviews | 0 comments

By Maggie Slater Maureen McHugh is a Hugo-winning short story author and award-winning novelist. She has published four novels, of which her novel China Mountain Zhang won the James Tiptree Jr. Award, and her short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, The Magazine...

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Caverns of Science

by on Feb 7, 2012 in Poetry | 0 comments

By Carrie Vaughn Her distant, ill-formed memories held tears And shouting, thrown objects shattered, Threats, and finally an ultimatum That echoed for years In the room that formed the boundaries of her world: Tall brick walls Tiny windows staring down Watching as an epic unfolded Within...

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