speculative prose

Issue 13 (Births)

Issue 13 (Winter 2017) is a collection of stories about “Births”—not all of them positive, and not all of them heralding the start of something. Our authors teach us that some births mark the beginning of frantic endings. You’ll find the odd infant herein, but mostly you’ll just find the odd.


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Table of Contents


A Boy and His Cat-Bean, by Kyle E. Miller

Last Stand at Cougar Annie’s, by Scott R Jones

The Fourth, by Naomi Manao

Marta Ranunculus Wolf Calf, by Gillian Barlow Graham

Jonathan’s Heaven Has Many Cats, by Rachael K. Jones


Random Dreaming (cover illustration) is an illustrator, photographer, and art director based in Poland. A graduate of Fotoacademie Rotterdam, he combines studio and location photography with photomanipulation in order to seek out new undiscovered realities. His work has been exhibited in galleries in the Netherlands and Poland, printed in the prestigious GUPNew Yearbook, and nominated for the Dutch Photo Academy Award. He currently makes up part of the Treslettres Collective.

Many thanks to the talented artists who drew interior art for this issue: Edward Carey, Diana M. Chien, Brandon Knight, Paula Arwen Owen, and Random Dreaming.

ISSN: 2292-5775

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