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Ben Francisco is a queer Puerto Rican writer who lives in Brooklyn with their husband, Juan. Their stories range from magic realism to space opera and have been published in Podcastle, Fireside Fiction, and From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction. Ben recently won the Indiana Review Fiction Prize. Their first novel, Val Vega: Secret Ambassador of Earth, will debut in early 2024. Visit them at

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13 May 2024

This variation on the elixir of life pairs the flavour of roasted roc with the medicinal potency of the philosopher’s stone. But buyer beware: this dish isn’t for everyone.
mourn and lament while mixing, then cut down a tree
At the end of every tunnel, there was an epithelium of silence that deluged the larynx.
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