Posts Tagged "issue 59"

Unlabelled Core c. Zanclean (5.33 Ma)

by on Apr 1, 2014 in Poetry | 0 comments

I am the anchor to every oracle. Rock records all replies, endlessly overwritten. Chip–voiced, lies layered as gypsum dust over tones that cut like calcite. Incisive; dug kilometres deep into the desiccated rift, Nile and Rhone remember ripples at their deltas. Whispers in the time...

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Interview with Ferrett Steinmetz

by on Apr 1, 2014 in Interviews | 1 comment

After being bitten by a radioactive writing bug at the 2008 Clarion Writer’s Workshop, Ferrett Steinmetz found his writing career wholly transformed into something with intense focus, buff craft–muscles, and the ability to scale previously impossible publishing walls. Since 2008, his...

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The Cultist’s Son

by on Apr 1, 2014 in Short Fiction | 5 comments

3800 Words “I used to think the sky would peel open,” the girl with the green hair confesses, curling black–nailed fingers around a can of Pabst. “I always had bloody knees, because I never looked down when I walked — I’d clasp my eyes to the sky, bracing myself for the sight of a...

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Steel Snowflakes in My Skull

by on Apr 1, 2014 in Short Fiction | 3 comments

1500 Words My death smells like cold steel and hot vomit. I touch my head and feel the cranial cap tightly holding in the fragments of my skull. I also have three metal snowflakes in there. My chest is covered with those little surgeon masks, all rocking with my retch. I’m still tossing...

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Cogs

by on Apr 1, 2014 in Poetry | 0 comments

each morning she awoke as a cog within a vast machine around her relentless clicks like a thousand flurried crickets she closed her eyes and knew the length of each stitch exactly when to pivot the cloth the perfect rhythm of foot on pedal she measured each day by shirts by how the white...

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