Posts Tagged "issue 57"

Maria and the Pilgrim

by on Feb 4, 2014 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

3700 WORDS Word webbed over the altiplano, carried one village to the next by the wandering gene merchants: a pilgrim was coming. A pilgrim was coming! Maria felt she might burst her membrane from excitement. She wove through and around the women, who bent scouring the chapel steps with...

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by on Feb 4, 2014 in Short Fiction | 7 comments

4300 WORDS I woke in the afternoon gloom to the sound of my 20–year–old stepsister Lily dragging something heavy and wet up the back patio steps through the kitchen door. The smell of blood and brine smothered me the moment I sat up. I swore to myself and called down to her, “What did...

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Resolute: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Feb 4, 2014 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

This Is the End of the World A few months ago a coworker of mine was complaining about the television series The Walking Dead. In all the stories we have about the end of the world, he said, why can’t we have a story about smart people doing the right thing? Why do all the stories have...

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