Posts Tagged "issue 61"

Kelly Link: Pulitzer Finalist

by on Apr 19, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

In April of 2014 and July of 2013, Apex Magazine published reprints of a pair of short stories by an author named Kelly Link: “The Faery Handbag” and “The Constable of Abal.”  Now we are proud to celebrate a great achievement of hers.  Link’s collection of...

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The Faery Handbag

by on Apr 19, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

8,000 Words I used to go to thrift stores with my friends. We’d take the train into Boston, and go to The Garment District, which is this huge vintage clothing warehouse. Everything is arranged by color, and somehow that makes all of the clothes beautiful. It’s kind of like if you went...

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Harry of Five Points

by on Jun 3, 2014 in Poetry | 0 comments

Act I, Scene 2 of Harry of Five Points, in which is explained the Salic Law: So let me put it thusly, boss, and youse Who is the molls and goons and likewise guys To him who is your leader. You got nix To keep you outta French guys’ speaks and joints, But some bull from this mouthpiece...

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Brighid

by on Jun 3, 2014 in Poetry | 1 comment

Six years old, youngest of the demon’s servants, didn’t cry when the king roused her after the demon’s death; nor when, an hour later, she remembered the cut-off scorched scream her dad gave, aflame; nor when, towards evening, a fishmonger recognized her and offered to see her back to...

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Afterwards

by on Jun 3, 2014 in Poetry | 3 comments

What was I before? I was a stockbroker And a stockbroker’s dog — Mischa is my name. No! I am new now. I call me Vanya. When the flash came we were fused, fur grained to bare skin Not melted but melded. I emerged Hairy, magnificent, ears erect In a new world of new people. Did life always...

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