speculative prose

The Capacity to Serve, by Simon Christiansen

Penguins are tiny tuxedo-clad dwarven butlers, looking deceptively fit to serve, but with two useless flippers, incapable of carrying even a simple tray with a cup of tea and maybe … Continue reading

May 1, 2020

The Litany of Feathers, by Sharon J. Gochenour

Thunderbolt approached the Great Egg with a bit of librarian’s hand in her beak. She bobbed her head, graciously; she shook her small wattles, zealously; she twitched her tail, respectfully; … Continue reading

May 1, 2020

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

November 21, 2019

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