Posts Tagged "issue 93"

St. Theophilus the Penitent

by on Feb 14, 2017 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

250 Words 2017 Valentine’s Flash Fiction Winner The printing nozzles skittered back and forth with eerie grace, laying strands of snow-white tendon over black carbon-fiber bone. Wyatt didn’t watch. He knew that in 24 hours the artificial muscle would dissolve, leaving a base...

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Butterfly Man

by on Feb 14, 2017 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

250 Words 2017 Valentine’s Flash Fiction Winner She watched him basking in the dawn by the river, the butterfly man. She gave chase, with net and long legs, and he was eagerly captivated.  She held her breath and him close, and he stayed still in her hands. I love you, he said. She...

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As Long as You Can Stand It

by on Feb 14, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

250 Words 2017 Valentine’s Flash Fiction Winner Tucked in the curtains of her balcony, the girl watches the parade march below, but she cannot feel the scorch of it. The crowds shout with gleaming teeth and poison tongues, the voices of madmen and soothsayers, creatures with glass...

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The Bells

by on Feb 13, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

4,700 Words Trigger Warning: Implied Sexual Assault “She doesn’t taste like anything,” the patron said, setting me down. “Not a damn thing—how remarkable.” Bishop frowned and grabbed me around the waist, fingers tightening around my abdomen. He licked my cheek. I knew I should have felt...

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Interview with Nisi Shawl

by on Feb 8, 2017 in Interviews | 0 comments

Nisi Shawl’s Everfair was one of the most anticipated novels of 2016 and garnered rave reviews from NPR, Tor.com, The Washington Post, Strange Horizons, Los Angeles Review of Books, BoingBoing, and more. The cover copy phrases it much better than I ever could: A neo-Victorian alternative...

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