May 30, 2018 | news

Announcing this year's #BlackSpecFic editor

by Pablo Defendini

We’re delighted to announce Tanya DePass as the Special Features Editor of the 2017 #BlackSpecFic Report.

flash fiction

Now Watch My Rising

by A. Merc Rustad

Stories filter down through moss and leaf, fed by the sun that hears all. Wolf listens, for there are many tales of other wolves like them.

May 24, 2018 | essay

Redefining Scripts for Better Masculinity

by Pablo Defendini

We’ve had a long run, fellow cis straight men.

flash fiction

The Finger

by April Grant

All you have to do is just go to the range, wrap your finger across the muzzle and pull the trigger. Bang. Your hand slipped, it was an accident, they call an ambulance, you're done.

short story

The Paladin Protocol

by Sydnee Thompson

Do NOT initiate contact with me, nor administer treatment, without my direction from now on. That is a strict order. Command: Affirm compliance.

A person sits on a mound, dreaming of flight. The mound looks like a head. Above, a bird flies by.

flash fiction

A Promise of Flight

by Lee S. Bruce

I tried aerial classes, trapeze classes, acrobatic classes. They didn't work. I bought a trampoline. It didn't work either.

flash fiction

So It Was Foretold

by Mimi Mondal

We were so skilled at imbibing, my foremothers and I. We, who were nameless, unseen, erasing ourselves as we made our way through life.

flash fiction

50 Ways to Leave Your Fairy Lover

by Aimee Picchi

You wrote that your fairy lover expects you to accompany him on wild hunts and to all-night dances, but he never wants to answer BuzzFeed quizzes or join your Ingress team.

Apr 19, 2018 | essay

We Need New Scripts

by Andrea Phillips

People we know and often really like are being accused of inappropriate behavior, and we have to figure out where to go from here.

Two figures wait in the dark mist. Around them, crows. Lots of crows.

short story

One For Sorrow, Two For Joy

by LaShawn M. Wanak

People grieved over so many things, the Undertaker mused. A failed marriage. Loss of a job. But the loss of a child always hit the keenest.

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