Posts Tagged "issue 95"

Say, She Toy

by on Apr 4, 2017 in Short Fiction | 9 comments

2017 Locus Recommended Short Story 2,600 Words “Say I’m a nigger bitch.” “I am. A nigger. Bitch.” “Say it right: I am a nigger bitch!” “I am … a nigger bitch.” “Yes. You are.” The man stared. He looked like a picture of the Christ figure, the holy symbol that humans often use to assure...

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The Selkie Wives

by on Apr 4, 2017 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

3,100 Words In the beginning, the story goes like this: a fisherman brings home a selkie wife. He spies the maidens bathing in the salt-cove by the sea, their great, glistening seal skins heaped on a stone. When the sun begins to slip from the sky, the sisters slide into their coats,...

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VOX

by on Apr 4, 2017 in Poetry | 0 comments

Fallen among the stars The light comes and I Raise myself to it in welcome A supplicant My voice no longer my own.   I hear the howls of the Things-That-Are Their maws snap and lunge Vicious in anticipation Looming near.   He steps forward, weapon drawn I hold out my hand to him To them...

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Interview with Author Sheree Renée Thomas

by on Apr 4, 2017 in Interviews | 1 comment

It’s one thing to have the gift of Sight in your dreams, to receive someone else’s answers when you close your eyes. It’s a whole ‘nother thing to understand what those dreams and answers actually mean and how to communicate that to someone who smiles and hopes you’ll say what they want...

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Aunt Dissy’s Policy Dream Book

by on Apr 4, 2017 in Short Fiction | 9 comments

7,700 Words “Want some candy?” Aunt Dissy asked when I was seven. Delighted, I thrust open my hand. “Let me see it,” she said. She grabbed my hand before I could hide it in my pocket, forced me to reveal the map that was the dark life lines of my palm. Aunt Dissy shook her head and...

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