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Fireside Magazine Issue 87, January 2021

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Mouth & Marsh, Silver & Song,
by Sloane Leong

Fireside Magazine Issue 86, December 2020

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Letters from Yours,
by Em Liu

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The Boy with the Golden Arm,
by Danian Darrell Jerry; illustrated by Don Rimx

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Object Permanence,
by James Yu

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Realism,
by M. R. Herbert

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In the Glass Hall of Supreme Women,
by Jaymee Goh

Fireside Magazine Issue 85, November 2020

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Da Art of Speculatin’,
by Regina N. Bradley

A breakdown of the afrofuturistic stylings of OutKast

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Chosen,
by Kate Sheeran Swed

A rag-tag crew’s unexpected return home

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Thank You for Your Service,
by Ryan Van Loan

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Fifteen Dogs in a Human Suit,
by Paul R. Hardy

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Body, Remember,
by Nicasio Andres Reed

Fireside Magazine Issue 84, October 2020

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Try This One Weird Trick for A More Youthful Look in Minutes,
by Maria Romasco Moore

An unsettling look at an unorthodox beauty regimen.

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synthia.py,
by Hal Y. Zhang; illustrated by Anna Dittmann

A programmer writes code through the echoes of a relationship.

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Narrative Control,
by Kyle Kirrin

Anxiety Bot takes our protagonist on a harrowing ride.

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Disassembly,
by Makena Onjerika

An aching and brutal story that will leave you in pieces, then pick you back up.

Fireside Magazine Issue 83, September 2020

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Holes The Body Leaves Behind,
by Jeremy Packert Burke

A warm and aching look back at the time after the cataclysm.

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Fracture,
by Marianne Kirby

The story of a ship; a woman; a knife, cleaving a path through space.

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A Machine, Unhaunted,
by Kerstin Hall; illustrated by Melody Newcomb

The story of an AI in mouring, and how they cope and move forward through their grief.

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The Roman Road,
by Vajra Chandrasekera

Follow the journey of a homunculus as it uploads into its new container.

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Please Don't Let Go,
by Jo Lindsay Walton

A delightful dossier chronicling Ms. Wolfboy’s recovery.

Fireside Magazine Issue 82, August 2020

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Redemption,
by Mary Soon Lee

An arresting story where days bleed into each over over time.

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Worm Song,
by David Naimon

A musical, painful, and hopeful paean to all that resists, survives, and renews.

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Down,
by Jo Kaplan

A deep meditation on abuse and resilience.

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An Incomplete Account of the Case of the Bird-Talker of Yaros,
by Eleanna Castroianni; illustrated by Pao-ju Lin

An epistolary chronicle of resistance on an island prison.

Fireside Magazine Issue 81, July 2020

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Even the Clearest Water,
by Andi C. Buchanan

A story about water fae, autistic families, bargains, and love.

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Bury Me Standing,
by Dora Klindžić

The story of workers who make robots, and of Roma resistance.

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The Spice Market,
by Sangeetha Thanapal

A story about discovering new tastes, and the blooming of commerce.

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The Ransom of Miss Coraline Connelly,
by Alix E. Harrow

An epistolary recounting of a kidnapping turned… sweet.

Fireside Magazine Issue 80, June 2020

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How to Build a Unicorn,
by AJ Fitzwater

A step-by-step guide to spitting cold vengeance upon the world.

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The Liberation of Ghost City,
by Elly Bangs

Those who would be liberated must free their minds before their worlds will follow.

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On Lore,
by Tamara Jerée

A tale of bargains and trade-offs at a restaurant with a unique menu that will have you salivating at the eyes.

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Dog Years,
by Ace Tilton Ratcliff

A heart-rending story of how far we will go for the ones we love.

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Sun, Moon, and Wretched Star,
by Ashley Deng; illustrated by Shaina Lu

A girl grapples with her family’s past through the haze of incense on her Pohpoh’s altar.

Fireside Magazine Issue 79, May 2020

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The Last Librarian,
by Trace Yulie

Guerilla archivists work to liberate culture from a corporate hegemony.

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And For My Next Universe…,
by Matthew Castleman

A tale of show business, and messing with quantum forces.

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For Change is the Moon’s Domain, and Tonight She Watches,
by Izzy Wasserstein

A tale of yearning, and of growing into your self.

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Dirt Under the Nails,
by Aaron Menzel; illustrated by David Plunkert

A farmer and his robot ruminate on life, craft, and the solitary nature of their work.

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