Posts Tagged "issue 86"

Knights of the Smooth Hull

by on Jul 28, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

The hull of the ship is sleek, but I’ve never touched it. Nobody living has. Pictures let us guess and stories let us imagine, but it is a thing that both surrounds and alludes.   I’ve read about the sky. In my daydreams I gallop on horseback as we hunt under that lid on creature to...

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Earth, Hearing Her Children Cry Out Sharp Like Broken Pottery, Shrinks

by on Jul 26, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

The upturned astonished faces grow small below us as we rise We hold only the protrusions, half formed déjà vu memories, the beautiful sleek skinned thought that we could have done this before— but always fell always shattered on something   The great and steady floor behind us her...

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Interview with Cover Artist Sunny Ray

by on Jul 21, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

This month’s Apex Magazine cover artist is Sunny Ray, a multifaceted artist working in digital painting and illustration. Many of her pieces are driven by the stories that she loves to write, leading to new paintings and animations. “The Fire,” this month’s Apex cover art, is...

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The Big Bah-Ha

by on Jul 18, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

For Bea LaMonica and Gillian Hastings 16,100 Words Beatrice did not wake up in Heaven. She lay flat on her back. The surface beneath her was hard as concrete, maybe bouncier, like those playgrounds made from recycled tires. Bitter crazy cold out, but she could not see her breath. “Dead,...

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La Llorona

by on Jul 18, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

Walking a country road one late evening, I came upon a woman who carried a disarming valise.  Quiere comprar una fruta? she asked. I expected her to open her carriage, but she instead displayed a family of stones, each cut into a different kind of fright: a skull, a devil’s head, a...

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