Posts Tagged "issue 50"

Role for Damage

by on Jul 2, 2013 in Nonfiction | 3 comments

Let’s talk about Strong Female Characters. If you write or read (or watch or produce or edit or otherwise interface with) entertainment featuring lady protagonists, you have probably talked about those three little words quite a lot. Maybe you are talking about them right now, even....

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A Great Clerk of Necromancy

by on Jul 2, 2013 in Poetry | 6 comments

  Rhysling Award Nominee “Long Poem” A Great Clerk of Necromancy Catherynne M. Valente   Look: I am eight I look up from a vast recliner kingdom upholstered in 1970s off–gold and off–emerald I look up from a paperback I shouldn’t be reading and ask a room of fizzpopping wine...

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The Constable of Abal

by on Jul 2, 2013 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

12,800 Words They left Abal in a hurry, after Ozma’s mother killed the constable. It was a shame, too, because business had been good. Ozma’s mother had invitations almost every night to one party or another in the finest homes of Abal. Rich gentlemen admired Ozma’s mother, Zilla for her...

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Abomination Rises on Filthy Wings

by on Jul 2, 2013 in Short Fiction | 31 comments

[TRIGGER WARNING: Some readers may find this story disturbing] My cock is throbbing so I pull it out. My wife lolls in front of the TV, spread out on the sofa, eyes glazed and mouth open, illuminated by flickering light. Her empty–eyed stare is so vacuous that it looks like she could...

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To Die for Moonlight

by on Jul 2, 2013 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror (Paula Guran) selection, 2014 8,700 Words I cut off her head before I buried her. I had no tools suitable to the task—only my pocketknife and the shovel—and it was a long, grisly, abhorrent job, but I had to do it, and I did. I could not leave the...

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