Posts Tagged "issue 83"

Collecting James

by on Apr 15, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

4,100 Words   Two dozen seemingly identical chips rested atop small black stands, displayed on the shelves like treasure. James reached into the wide rosewood cabinet to inspect one of the pieces. It was the size of a thick poker chip. An almost perfect circle of bone. He took it off its...

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Interview with Author Andrew Neil Gray

by on Apr 13, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

“The Laura Ingalls Experience” is part historical re-enactment tourism, part LARP experience, part Disneyland-esque escapism. Ella seems to be the only one who isn’t sure why she’s here, and she surely isn’t 100% prepared to be here.  Surrounded by the assumptions of...

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The Laura Ingalls Experience

by on Apr 11, 2016 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

6,200 Words I am on fire. Around me smoke and orange sparks spiral upwards. I feel the heat deep in my titanium bones, but there’s no pain. For a moment, I want to fight the instincts that scream at me to pull away. I twist out of the flames as a hundred kilos of heroic wagon driver...

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Fertility

by on Apr 7, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

A forgotten goddess sips watery coffee smokes, because this is still America, in South Bend the ash brings back the fires for her, every time flower decked villagers danced into exhaustion for good crops and mild winters She remembers moss, rocks and birth how she appeared one day from a...

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Words from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Apr 5, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to issue 83! This month we’re publishing only two works of original fiction, because both are lengthy pieces, totaling nearly 14,000 words combined, and our goal is to publish around 12,000 words of original fiction each month. In Andrew Neil Gray’s “The Laura Ingalls...

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