speculative prose

Wite Cro, by Natasha C. Calder

Thissa tail o’tha Neer-Longago, wen tru things an dreemins stil walkt won b-side th’otha in tha Haf-Wuds. Na person now can visit ther, fer tha Haf-Wuds r longsins rottid away, … Continue reading

May 1, 2020

Shaman, by Damien Mckeating

I am the dream-bringer and the spell-singer. I travel far and wide, on dawn chorus and eventide. My people listen when I talk, for I walk the pathways of the … Continue reading

May 1, 2020

Kairo’s Flock, by Avra Margariti

The north wind through the mountains flutes its reedy tune at night. Ocean-salted rain crushes down the cottage’s roof like the fists of gods. The birds are agitated, but this … Continue reading

May 1, 2020

City of Wings and Song, by Sara Norja

A whir of wings, a stir of song. The market is waking. The city of Mereveh has many a market. Set in a low valley just south of the Jagged … Continue reading

May 1, 2020

Issue 20 (Fall 2019) – Birds


Issue 19 Table of Contents

Every story is a journey, arguably, but we’ve gone and put together an entire issue devoted to “Voyages.” This collection features stories about trips to the moon (not onboard ships … Continue reading

November 14, 2019

Issue 19 Foreword

Our “Voyages” issue is the product not just of talented writers and artists, but of an editor who has herself been mostly voyaging since 2015 and feels this theme is … Continue reading

November 14, 2019

With God as Our Witness, by AJ Fitzwater

And lo, the Knights of Heavensgate came upon the Mountain which would launch them towards God, and they saw that it was Good. With marbled sides pink in the setting … Continue reading

November 14, 2019

A Cream-Broker’s Courtship, by Nin Harris

The Viveks were in the habit of drinking the milk straight from their bovine friends. They had done so for generations. For everybody else, special ceremonies were needed. Pujas were … Continue reading

November 14, 2019

Something to Light the Sunless Winter, by Sara Beitia

DAY 5 Securing a berth on the Cressida’s maiden voyage is a lottery win, Asa said. She’s not the first ship to leave the cosmic shallows around Earth, of course, … Continue reading

November 14, 2019