Posts Tagged "issue-42"

Sprig

by on Nov 6, 2012 in Short Fiction | 10 comments

By Alex Bledsoe   The little boy gazed up at the beautiful girl seated cross-legged on a tree stump. She wore tights, a sparkly skirt, and enormous plastic wings. Her wild hair was decorated with twigs, leaves and flowers. Her small, pointed face was painted with make-up. Strands of...

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Splinter

by on Nov 6, 2012 in Short Fiction | 3 comments

When I was twenty years old, my best friends and I stepped off the edge of the world. Michael died yesterday. These two things have everything and nothing to do with each other. People aren’t made to do what we did. Or maybe they are, and they just aren’t made to come back.   1. Jay Jay...

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Erzulie Dantor

by on Nov 6, 2012 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

Whispers prowl through the rubble that surrounds the leaning house. Half-fallen buildings stand on either side, as though a careless giant strode through the town and only by chance missed the one house—surely when the gods choose to wreak destruction on all, they are not so capriciously...

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An Interview with Alex Bledsoe

by on Nov 6, 2012 in Interviews, Nonfiction | 1 comment

APEX MAGAZINE: What sparked the idea for “Sprig” and made you want to write it down?   ALEX BLEDSOE: The initial inspiration came from taking my kids to their first Renaissance Faire this summer. My own history with renaissance fairs is pretty iffy, so I resolved to try to see the...

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The 21st century SF/F professional at Conventions

by on Nov 6, 2012 in Nonfiction | 6 comments

By Lynne M. Thomas   I became a professional at SF/F conventions through a retro route; I started as a fan. For years, my husband and I attended conventions (mostly media), went to panels, attended parties, collected autographs, and made friends with fans, conrunners, and pros. (Part of...

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