speculative prose

Glasswort, Ice, by Emily B. Cataneo

1- The dirge She is an old woman. She won’t say how old, but she’s lived long enough to see the city slip from its status as a bustling port—stevedores … Continue reading

August 23, 2017

Issue 15 (Summer 2017) – Diseases


Issue 13 Table of Contents

Issue 13 is a collection about “Births,” but not just the birth of babies. Creation and procreation can give us beautiful and terrible things, or things that carry the balance of … Continue reading

May 29, 2017

Issue 13 Foreword

Births commonly and symbolically herald beginnings, but they can also herald endings. Sometimes it takes a deep dig into fiction to communicate this dichotomy, and I appreciate how the authors … Continue reading

May 29, 2017

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

Ages after all the others had fallen off their rails, one last M.O.T.H.E.R. sonic sprayer tended the bean fields spread across the fertile crescent of flatlands called the Green Moon. … Continue reading

May 29, 2017

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

Pure Helen has a catchphrase she uses whenever she takes Andy down. She calls it a joke, but it isn’t, because jokes are supposed to have a funny bit at … Continue reading

May 29, 2017

The Fourth, by Naomi Manao

  The first time Sorrow placed her newborn infant in the pea-green boat and gently pushed it out to sea, the boat did not come back for many days. When … Continue reading

May 29, 2017

Marta Ranunculus Wolf Calf, by Gillian Barlow Graham

In a small town by the sea, there lived a woman named Ranunculus and her three children. Ranunculus worked as a butcher, but she refused to sell veal because her … Continue reading

May 29, 2017

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

These are the things I know about Jonathan: he is a white man. Scotch-Irish on his father’s side, and Danish on his mother’s. He is American, born and raised in … Continue reading

May 29, 2017

Issue 14 (Spring 2017) – Musics