“I WOULD NOT ASK YOU TO LEND PERSPECTIVE TO MY LIFE IN MUD.” An excerpt from GAG, a new novella by Grant Maierhofer, out tomorrow from Inside the Castle.
Gary J. Shipley
“All the visible planets are the wrong size, and nobody notices.” Gary J. Shipley with an imagination of the unimaginable sequel to Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain.
Shane Jesse Christmass
“Clouds of dust and fireworks. Tanks in Times Square fishtail sideways. Soldiers stomp heads. Coffee shop for lease. Retail shop for lease.” New work by Shane Jesse Christmass.
“We brought her home. She pooped in the house.” Hyper-real new short fiction by Evan Lavender-Smith.
Rem + Rom
“re:counting bout wagon trains + them wheels stuck in th mud ruts b’comes wah triggerd us t’ member th bit bout putting a nickel on th needull so we cd git unt’ th next line” New visual language from Rem + Rom.
“I tell the doctor I’m depressed. She says, ‘But you can’t be depressed, I saw you laughing last week.'” New text from Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle.
“And now the maws glowed, as though they contained passage to a throat burning from somewhere below. Wislawn thought that was just swell.” New fiction by Tobias Carroll.
“Lenny Bartholdi first made a splash in the literary world when he hacked into North America’s largest publisher, W.W. Norton & Co, and inserted himself into the Norton Anthology of Poetry (5th Edition).” New fiction by Eric Gelsinger.
“For some reason when I imagine myself talking to you, Dad, it’s always in the hot tub—that we talk, I mean.” New very short fiction from Talal Achi.
“For people growing up in so much hopelessness, to find hope in lies, in humors, in make believes stories, was worth all of it. All these kept us going.” New fiction from Chika Onyenezi.