Posts Tagged "issue 90"

After We Walked Away

by on Nov 21, 2016 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

3,700 words The regret sets in when they hit Iowa. “We shouldn’t have left,” she says. Knees drawn up to her chin, lower lip trembling. “It was a mistake.” He can’t disagree. He pulls the rental car into a gas station, the front bumper only barely scraping the back of an idling truck....

Read More

The Annual Scarecrow Festival

by on Nov 18, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

The Annual Scarecrow Festival was cancelled this year — in the fields as you enter the village, in the strawberries, there is one left like a sign warning last chance for a hundred miles. Unofficially, they made them anyway, fleshing cast-offs with fistfuls of straw, stalks poxing the...

Read More


by on Nov 16, 2016 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

  I met a man with no shadow today. He crossed into the village limits near dusk, furtive in movements but resolute in expression. He wanted to find the Mamman. He did not understand my description of the route, partly because he spoke gutter Yoruba learnt from leather traders and partly...

Read More

Rosewater (Novel Excerpt)

by on Nov 14, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

CHAPTER ONE Rosewater: 2066 I’m at the Integrity Bank job for forty minutes before the anxieties kick in. It’s how I usually start my day. This time it’s because of a wedding and a final exam. Not my wedding, not my exam. In my seat by the window I can see, but not hear, the city. This...

Read More

The Island in the Attic

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

1700 words Where this story begins is not where it ends. The ending is neither a natural conclusion to the events leading up to it, nor a product of necessity. If you see things in the beginning that you feel foreshadow the ending, if you catch yourself saying “I knew it!” or “Well, it...

Read More