LACKINGTON'S

speculative prose

When the Vine Came, by S.R. Mandel

The narrator shook his long grey curls. “When I lost my eyes, my sight became clearer,” he said. “I’ll tell you the real story. Listen!”: The planet was Boeotia; the … Continue reading

March 14, 2019

Prima Fuit, Finis Erit, by Julia August

First Cynthia caught me with her fulminating eyes. O me miserum! Captive and collared, a fool never before touched. Now she, trailing charred Coan silk, her curls breathing cold perfume, … Continue reading

March 14, 2019

The Wytch-Byrd of the Nabryd-Keind, by Farah Rose Smith

gold in my eyes red on my mouth am I glamour or did I eat you for treasure   Claudia Marr, head swinging up in pride from the cover of … Continue reading

March 14, 2019

Collar for Captain Cormorant, by Rekha Valliappan

I caught this morning morning’s minion, king- dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding … how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing…                                     — Hopkins, ‘The Windhover” A colony … Continue reading

March 14, 2019

Song of the Oliphant, by KT Bryski

Thunder’s shaking the whole pub pretty good. Fat raindrops lash the windows so we can’t see out. Not that there’s anything to see. The stores across the road lost power … Continue reading

March 14, 2019

Love Letters from Velveteen, by M. Raoulee

[The story of “Velveteen” appears as one of the few surviving narratives of the Late Orb Age. The author’s references to “magic” represent an uncharacteristic literary device for an era … Continue reading

March 14, 2019

An Interview with S.R. Mandel

We’re celebrating the launch of Issue 18 by talking about all sorts of “magics” (bold or subtle) with our authors, and what inspired their stories. Lackington’s: You have mentioned that … Continue reading

December 18, 2018

An Interview with Farah Rose Smith

We’re celebrating the launch of Issue 18 by talking about all sorts of “magics” (bold or subtle) with our authors, and what inspired their stories. Lackington’s: “The Wytch-Byrd of the … Continue reading

December 11, 2018

An Interview with KT Bryski

We’re celebrating the launch of Issue 18 by talking about all sorts of “magics” (bold or subtle) with our authors, and what inspired their stories. Lackington’s: “Song of the Oliphant” … Continue reading

December 4, 2018

Issue 18 (Fall 2018) – Magics

 

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