Tag: fiction

Wrought What…? by JW Burns

Wrought What…? by JW Burns God likes to look back. Not so much the catastrophic parts, which after a few repetitions tend toward incidental wizardry rather than sustained narrative, but rather He enjoys gazing at old favorites, which rest like disciplined furniture in His many mansions. Thinking ordinary usually starts following some vast reconfiguration or…




Roxanne Grandis

Sweeter is the Meat by Roxanne Grandis

Sweeter Is the Meat Roxanne Grandis Down at the zoo, the lions are considering a rebellion. “Fresh meat,” they roar. “We want fresh meat.” They have voracious looks in their eyes as they stare at the little girls and boys in freshly washed underpants and socks—looks that seem to take in ankles to eyelids all…




Heidi Sadler

Headstory by Heidi Sadler

Headstory Heidi Sadler Mammo’s told me a thousand times about way back in the twenty-teens when Headshows could make the police come. Everyone was super-duper correct-o back then, and there wasn’t nothing but scraps of TV left to show folks what freaks was. Now we’re everywhere no thanks to the skeeter disease that turned most…




Jaclyn Costello

Aboard the Ark by Jaclyn Costello

Aboard the Ark —an occurrence in five parts— Jaclyn Costello I Safina As Safina travels Far North, her passengers grow weary. They have not yet become aware of their situation. They only watch as all that was once familiar drifts further from sight. The passengers continue to live their terrestrial lives while, at the same…




photo by Alex Dobson

Thirst by Phoebe Tsang

Thirst Phoebe Tsang Coyote can’t get the women out of his mind: how they stood waist-deep in the river, long hair skimming ripples cast by grazing fingers, the hint of buttocks beneath the surface, smooth and tawny as sun-warmed sand—so inviting, his toes curl. * The first three times Coyote threw his eyeballs up into…