Posts Tagged "issue 77"

All Things to All People

by on Oct 20, 2015 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

1,500 Words I wake up in someone else’s house every morning, and lay my head somewhere else every night. The tattoos are my only constant company, covering almost all my skin. I’d stretch the free space of my flesh out if I could, but I don’t make or choose the pictures—and I can’t...

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The Underworld

by on Oct 15, 2015 in Poetry | 0 comments

Lovelier than you would imagine. Rimed with soil, the smell of citrus, moss, stairs that descend into the depths of the earth. Great dark river, half fog and half water, tossing its ancient head. Water scent, taste of cold.   Slip of silver on your tongue, lunar dust, moon fruits glowing...

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Interview with Author Maurice Broaddus

by on Oct 14, 2015 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Maurice Broaddus is a successful novelist and prolific short fiction author of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. I would argue that he’s one of the more successful African-American male authors writing genre fiction today. Angry Robot Books recently published his Kingmaker...

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Super Duper Fly

by on Oct 13, 2015 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

4,000 Words Author Introduction THE MAGICAL NEGRO—It’s easy to believe that this trope came from a good place or at least rose out of benign neglect. After all, a white writer is “writing what they know” or appealing to their target demographic, which is typically people like them, but...

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Ten Little Zombies

by on Oct 8, 2015 in Poetry | 0 comments

Ten little zombies, standing in a line, One caught a headshot, now there are nine. Nine little zombies, gathered at my garden gate, One’s caught on the latch, leaving me with eight. Eight little zombies, hear thunder from heaven, Lightning fries the last one, so now there’s seven. Seven...

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