Posts Tagged "issue 45"

Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Feb 5, 2013 in Nonfiction | 1 comment

Welcome to issue 45 of Apex Magazine. This month, we draw our inspiration from well-known surreal tales of ghosts and folly, blood and love, showing our hopes and fears beyond the worlds we know so well. All the world’s a stage, and this month’s writers are providing their own scripts....

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Welcome to the Reformation, Bitches

by on Feb 5, 2013 in Nonfiction | 12 comments

by Sarah Monette   At the end of the first act of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark has a problem. Now, what you think that problem is depends on how you understand what has just happened. Let’s start with what we know. We know Hamlet, King of Denmark, is dead. We know that his...

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My Voice is in My Sword

by on Feb 5, 2013 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

6,500 Words We knew we were in trouble when Macbeth insisted on seeing the witches first. You know the bit: Banquo and Macbeth enter and Banquo says, ” ‘What are these, so wither’d and so wild in their attire?’ ” That’s his moment, when he points out...

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Mad Hamlet’s Mother

by on Feb 5, 2013 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

by Patricia C. Wrede   Her son was mad. She had been certain of it since the cursed night when he turned the players’ play against her husband, killed old Polonius in her chamber, bespoke his father’s ghost, and at last set off for England. The courtiers still whispered...

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The Face of Heaven So Fine

by on Feb 5, 2013 in Short Fiction | 5 comments

by Kat Howard   There is an entire history in the stars. Light takes time to travel, to get from wherever the star is to wherever we can see it, here, on Earth. So when you think about it, when we see the stars, we are looking back in time. Everything those stars actually shone on...

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