Posts Tagged "issue 48"

Interview with Joe R. Lansdale

by on May 7, 2013 in Interviews, Nonfiction | 0 comments

By Maggie Slater How do you summarize the forty–year career of a man who’s done everything? Joe R. Lansdale is not merely a writer; he’s one of the most preeminent storytellers of our time. He has written dozens of novels and a hoard of short stories spanning the horror, mystery, and...

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Kicking Ass, Taking Names, Bubblegum Optional

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By Sigrid Ellis I find strength, agency, endurance and anger in the most unlikely works of fiction. I would not dream of telling someone that they are wrong to value a story.  A work of art is empowering when the audience finds power in it. Amid the current barrage of science fiction,...

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The Busker, Broke and Busted

by on May 7, 2013 in Poetry | 0 comments

By Shira Lipkin I am — I am — Oh, just ignore it, catches sometimes, just a gear in my throat. Just needs some polishing, maybe descaling, it only hurts when I’m inhaling, which mostly I don’t have to do. I was designed for precision work slim, interchangeable various parts, just not a...

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Come to My Arms, My Beamish Boy

by on May 7, 2013 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

By Douglas F. Warrick Most memories were gone. The name of the ship he had served on. The name of his commanding officer. His daughters’ names, which husband went with which daughter, which grandchildren came from which marriage, which fiancé held hands with which granddaughter. That had...

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Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man’s Back

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By Joe R. Lansdale For Ardath Mayhar From the Journal of Paul Marder (Boom!) That’s a little scientist joke, and the proper way to begin this. As for the purpose of my notebook, I’m uncertain. Perhaps to organize my thoughts and not to go insane. No. Probably so I can read it and feel as...

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