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Fireside Magazine Issue 87, January 2021
Fireside Magazine Issue 86, December 2020
Fireside Magazine Issue 85, November 2020
Da Art of Speculatin’,
by Regina N. Bradley
A breakdown of the afrofuturistic stylings of OutKast
by Kate Sheeran Swed
A rag-tag crew’s unexpected return home
Thank You for Your Service,
by Ryan Van Loan
Fifteen Dogs in a Human Suit,
by Paul R. Hardy
by Nicasio Andres Reed
Fireside Magazine Issue 84, October 2020
Try This One Weird Trick for A More Youthful Look in Minutes,
by Maria Romasco Moore
An unsettling look at an unorthodox beauty regimen.
by Hal Y. Zhang; illustrated by Anna Dittmann
A programmer writes code through the echoes of a relationship.
by Kyle Kirrin
Anxiety Bot takes our protagonist on a harrowing ride.
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
Holes The Body Leaves Behind,
by Jeremy Packert Burke
A warm and aching look back at the time after the cataclysm.
by Marianne Kirby
The story of a ship; a woman; a knife, cleaving a path through space.
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.
The Roman Road,
by Vajra Chandrasekera
Follow the journey of a homunculus as it uploads into its new container.
Please Don't Let Go,
by Jo Lindsay Walton
A delightful dossier chronicling Ms. Wolfboy’s recovery.
Fireside Magazine Issue 82, August 2020
by Mary Soon Lee
An arresting story where days bleed into each over over time.
by David Naimon
A musical, painful, and hopeful paean to all that resists, survives, and renews.
by Jo Kaplan
A deep meditation on abuse and resilience.
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
Even the Clearest Water,
by Andi C. Buchanan
A story about water fae, autistic families, bargains, and love.
Bury Me Standing,
by Dora Klindžić
The story of workers who make robots, and of Roma resistance.
The Spice Market,
by Sangeetha Thanapal
A story about discovering new tastes, and the blooming of commerce.
The Ransom of Miss Coraline Connelly,
by Alix E. Harrow
An epistolary recounting of a kidnapping turned… sweet.
Fireside Magazine Issue 80, June 2020
How to Build a Unicorn,
by AJ Fitzwater
A step-by-step guide to spitting cold vengeance upon the world.
The Liberation of Ghost City,
by Elly Bangs
Those who would be liberated must free their minds before their worlds will follow.
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.
by Ace Tilton Ratcliff
A heart-rending story of how far we will go for the ones we love.
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
The Last Librarian,
by Trace Yulie
Guerilla archivists work to liberate culture from a corporate hegemony.
And For My Next Universe…,
by Matthew Castleman
A tale of show business, and messing with quantum forces.
For Change is the Moon’s Domain, and Tonight She Watches,
by Izzy Wasserstein
A tale of yearning, and of growing into your self.
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.