Posts Tagged "Rachel Swirsky"

Abomination Rises on Filthy Wings

by on Jul 2, 2013 in Short Fiction | 31 comments

[TRIGGER WARNING: Some readers may find this story disturbing] My cock is throbbing so I pull it out. My wife lolls in front of the TV, spread out on the sofa, eyes glazed and mouth open, illuminated by flickering light. Her empty–eyed stare is so vacuous that it looks like she could...

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Coming Soon! The Apex Magazine Podcast!

by on Jun 19, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Apex Magazine is pleased to announce that starting with issue 50 (July 2nd, coming soon!), we’ll be releasing the first episode of our new podcast. Episode One will contain a reading of Rachel Swirksy’s beautiful story “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love.” A big...

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If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love

by on Mar 5, 2013 in Short Fiction | 103 comments

1,000 Words Nebula Award Winner Hugo Award nominee Listen to the podcast of “If You Were A Dinosaur, My Love”   If you were a dinosaur, my love, then you would be a T-Rex. You’d be a small one, only five feet, ten inches, the same height as human-you. You’d be fragile-boned...

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The Crows and the Witches and the Window

by on Oct 2, 2012 in Poetry | 3 comments

by Rachel Swirsky   I’m probably going to die at midnight.   Don’t worry— I’ll set the timer on the coffee pot before I go.   The crows will be up with me and the witches. I’ll watch them through the window and they’ll watch me back.   I’ll crack the window so I can smell stew simmering...

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by on Oct 2, 2012 in Poetry | 0 comments

by Rachel Swirsky   Jacob’s wife is always screaming: Cheat! Scoundrel! Layabout! Scrooge! Jacob takes solace in the mausoleum. Girls there are quiet.   He finds a dead woman, worms in her mouth. They court, cavort. Three dead fetuses swell her dead womb, born blue and silent.   Dead...

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