Posts Tagged "issue 87"

The Labyrinth Keeper

by on Aug 29, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

I tend to this place like my father did, polish the marble at the outer walls, water plants and clean the painted facades of pots and vases, frescos and stone collages. I’ve never laid eyes on the lord in the middle, though a few times I’ve come close – heard dry breath forced from acrid...

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Paskutinis Iliuzija (The Last Illusion)

by on Aug 24, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

Andrius Kavalauskas, the last magician of Lithuania, closed the door and rested his head against the wood as the nurse’s footsteps faded away. He smelled cabbage and pork cooking from the apartment across the hallway and knew that in a few hours he would find a plate of food sitting by...

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This Earth

by on Aug 22, 2016 in Poetry | 1 comment

Birch bark catches the sinking autumn light, the milky skin Of some imaginary virgin: mites, commensals, worms Swimming in papery husks and plated devils in tenements, Other trees burgeoning in the surgical angle of the street, In the swimming masses of her hair: this is her beauty. I...

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Interview with Cover Artist Marcela Bolívar

by on Aug 18, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

This month’s Apex Magazine cover artist is Marcela Bolívar, and she’s provided us with an astonishing piece called, “Ipocondrie.” Bolívar likes to stage imaginary situations through mythological figures and constructed personal symbols. In her work, artificial objects and a detailed...

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Stay Crazy (Excerpt)

by on Aug 16, 2016 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

Back Cover Copy: After a breakdown at college landed Emmeline Kalberg in a mental hospital, she’s struggling to get her life on track. She’s back in her hometown and everyone knows she’s crazy, but the twelve pills she takes every day keep her anxiety and paranoia in check. So when a...

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