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Super Mario Bros. Coin

Super Mario Bros. Coin

We’re the most common item found in this two-bit overworld, but as we warped down the ultrasonic tunnel black, what I saw was a rather uncommon glow.
Gift Shop

Gift Shop

They say that love’s not a game for three. But then again, they’re not a woman in her fifties—and they’ve never met Jamie.
deux nuages

deux nuages

A moment: there’s nothing more brief or revisited; enjoyable or painful; life-changing or damning. Moments are the kindle of dreams and nightmares.
Resurrection in Pivka

Resurrection in Pivka

We know the feeling of two arms embracing. But what is the feeling of one arm embracing?
Piltdown Awardeth . . . our first fiction prizes!

Piltdown Awardeth . . . our first fiction prizes!

With no further ado, we’re pleased to announce the top three prize­winners in our 2018 Fall/Winter Fiction Contest!
In the Long Ago

In the Long Ago

What do you call a scab that covers the entirety of your skin—the organ that takes the brunt when everything goes well, when everything goes to shit?
Borrowings of the Shan Van Vocht

from Borrowings of the Shan Van Vocht

I am more than I seem. A jaw that does not fit. The thick femur that rubs this pelvis to an ache. A skull that can’t quit echoing in the chaos.
The Birth of Aphrodite

The Birth of Aphrodite

Beauty, we know your story: Time’s violent scythe brought you into the world on a spray of jism (pronounced: sea-foam).
Ten for Ever and Ever for Tenner

Ten for Ever and Ever for Tenner

She had lived in her little valley, alone, for twenty years, fending for herself. Then she saw the telltale plume of smoke.
The Birth of Athena

The Birth of Athena

Happy Mother’s Day, dear Metis, Titan trickster, though you hate this day. Happy Mother’s Day, dear Metis, wherever you may be.

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