Posts Tagged "issue 54"

Major Arcana I: The Mage

by on Nov 5, 2013 in Poetry | 0 comments

(I will be cold as thought hot as light deep as sin and doubly–full like a coin of Sun and Moon) There is alchemy within there is movement without; I am to decant thunder from my blood, Sum ergo cogito, I am a blade of grass that cuts the earth, the birth of life from within dead things...

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This is a Ghost Story

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

These are not all the same man, but they could be.   On a muted television: He smirks like he’s found the way out of an impossible maze, like he hasn’t a care in the world. Except that if you look in his eyes, you’ll see the breadcrumbs leading right back to the labyrinth. You’ll feel a...

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The Jackal’s Wedding

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

It ended when Jack found her heart in the midden. It was undigested and wet with saliva, buried in thorny durian husks. § It started when she met Tien in the glade. The glade was her father’s territory. He was guardian of the treasure buried shallow in the soft earth under the grass,...

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Recordings of a More Personal Nature

by on Nov 5, 2013 in Short Fiction | 3 comments

The air inside the small Temple chamber was cool despite the heat of summer, and the thin turquoise curtains kept out errant flies. Even the sacred symbols painted on the walls with bold blue and red strokes radiated tranquility. “Sixscore eight sheaves to the house of Matlan Udruf,...

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

by on Nov 5, 2013 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to Issue 54 of Apex Magazine. In this issue, my penultimate as Editor–in–Chief, I’m sharing some bittersweet stories and poetry along with a good laugh. Our new fiction includes “The Jackal’s Wife” by Vajra Chandrasekera, a story of transformation and betrayal. “Recordings of a...

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