Vol 13

Immortias by James Rumpel

Immortias by James Rumpel Thomas James Wolfe rolled over and looked at the clock. It was well past time to wake up. With a heavy sigh, he climbed over his sleeping wife. Her labored...

Star Crash by Ryan Priest

Star Crash by Ryan Priest We don’t know much about the universe. Never really have. This fact impressed itself upon the astronaut, as his small metal craft flew directly towards the bright, churning star...

The Two-Tailed Monster by Abhirup Dutta

The Two-Tailed Monster by Abhirup Dutta The nightmares began three days after Ishani moved from India to Kyoto. She found herself moving through narrow straight roads, with traditional Machiya-style houses, adorned with paper-lanterns. She...

A Part of Something by Evan Lowes

A Part of Something by Evan Lowes Many rose to their feet as the applause started. I had taken them through my time in prison for a crime I didn’t commit. One wealthy woman...

Empalme by Dylan James Harper

Empalme by Dylan James Harper “The process is extremely painful,” Dr. Lampone said calmly, barely turning away from his computer.           “How long will it take?” Ivan asked, his hands, usually firm and stoic,...

The Plan by Frederick K. Foote, Jr.

The Plan by Frederick K. Foote, Jr. Dusk is settling like doomsday creeping on clawed feet. I slip on human and animal shit as I’m scrambling toward the House. The House is safer, and...

Singing Pagliacci by Marie Griffin

Singing Pagliacci by Marie Griffin Sterling’s heart raced when he thought about being late for the coffee house, but he had to get his makeup perfect.  He stared at his reflection in the mirror...

A burger and a bourbon will be fine by Malky McEwan

A burger and a bourbon will be fine by Malky McEwan “Busy?”             “No,” my default answer. When you need the money, you need the money. “What you got?”             “Simple job, man. Come meet me...

Adya by Frederick K. Foote, Jr.

Adya by Frederick K. Foote, Jr. Okay, that’s my partner, Adya, over at the corner desk. The woman with the silver hair and the pageboy haircut. She is an odd duck. That hairstyle is...

The Gagarin Lands on Mars by Mike Lee

The Gagarin Lands on Mars by Mike Lee The news ticker attached to the upper balcony of the newspaper offices of Notícias do Mundo flows by in three rows in three languages: Portuguese, Spanish...