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By: Ana Hurtado
Art by: delila
15 Apr 2024
I want to sink my faces into the hot spring and see which one comes out breathing. I’m hoping it’s mine.
20 Nov 2023
In the primary memory i carry, it is June 29, 1993 and, I, Beston Barnett, am nineteen years old. I am lying in my sleeping bag on the ground beside River Road, eleven kilometers northeast of Moab, Utah, USA, Earth, Solar System, Orion Arm, Milky Way, Local Group, Virgo Supercluster. A woman is there beside me in her own sleeping bag. Her name is Ann Surmelian, and she is two years older than me. We are listening to Patsy Cline’s greatest hits.
30 Oct 2023
Another escape pod of a stellar wreck. Different, older, but human-made, of an unusual yellow color. Its thrusters were working and it was closing in on yours.
25 Sep 2023
Over and over the virulent water / beat my flame down to ash
21 Aug 2023
“Each child in this world must carry the ghosts of generations past,” is the only fact Victor knows, at the end of all things. Taught to him by the thing of meaty, translucent bits that has moved into his life.
31 Jul 2023
The taste of dirt coats the back of her throat, sticky soil and nutrient-dense mud grit in her teeth like blackberry seeds. Aileen does not remember when she last ate a meal to satisfy her own hunger, so all she feels is the dirt clotting her tongue and esophagus. After swallowing the teeth that were not hers, she drank a jar of water and yet the rot of soil still clings to her mouth.
24 Jul 2023
Was this my mission, to set into motion a new solar system?
By: Simo Srinivas
Art by: nino
19 Jun 2023
Cassiopeia Fung’s sitting services are in demand.
15 May 2023
There’s a dog in this house. A not-quite-a-dog. An undog. I heard its whimpering the first week I slept here, the thump, thump, thump of its bulky legs on the old tiles.
17 Apr 2023
It would be trite and untrue to say I didn’t look like other women. But I felt as if I didn't, as if I was meant to look some other way than myself, soft or round, I suppose.
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