Roots to Touch Sky

by Sheree Renée Thomas

Coal is made from the carbon of ancient trees that did not decay to powder

short story

The Autumn of June

by Stu West

Few mortals could ever have used that shield. She is a very special woman, your grandmother.

short story

Symphony for the Space Between the Stars

by Jenn Reese

Her systems will cease to function long before she arrives at her destination. But her protocol is clear. She will follow the last path set by her captain.

short story

By the Storytelling Fire

by Jaymee Goh

The fairy demanded that he kiss the princess, for the fairy had chosen him to break the enchantment on the land. But he refused…



by Sabrina Vourvoulias

Their teeth are cut to the shape of our lives, of our terrors.

An Asian serpent surrounds a Chinese fortress. An old woman looks on.

short story

Lord Serpent

by Mary Soon Lee

The fourth demon took the form of a giant serpent, two hundred feet long and as wide in girth as a wagon.

Jan 17, 2019 | essay

Tongue-Tied: A Catalog of Losses

by Layla Al-Bedawi

The German word for language is Sprache. Lose a bit of it and it becomes Rache, which means revenge. Lose just a little more and you’re left with ache.

short story

Ten Utterances of the Vampire Word

by George Lockett

She turns to see two fearful, bloodshot eyes. They’re gone before she can speak. A cockroach itch wriggles under her tongue.

short story

Beyond Comprehension

by Russell Nichols

He’d seen the ads: Happy kids with their headsets, uploading book after book from the VR library to their brains. Instantly. Click and done.

short story


by Shiv Ramdas

For all their flimsiness, littlings are dangerous parasites.

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