“The camera zooms in on a window for a moment, we see Maribelle, nails bitten down until bleeding, look in shock out the small, saran-wrap window, talk to someone out of frame, and then cover the space with more aluminum.” It’s dark times for cast members of the Real Housewives in the hands of Kati Heng.
“Looking out over the bridge of her grease-filmed glasses, picking at her ham and cheese sandwich as it began to slowly settle into its wax paper shell, Rachel confided to Maxine that she had something of a problem.” New short fiction by Drew Dickerson.
“Wake in the dead middle of the night to your lover’s eyes feeling like they’re on fire.” New short fiction by August Evans.
“Light lingering in the brown scuffs and sparkles, brown smoke lit by beige fire is not vision, has no range, no distinction, a sensory frottage of no more than what sparkles are directly impressed upon the surface of the eyes.” New text from John Trefry.
C. A. Kaufman
“My most memorable childhood field trip was the one my kindergarten class took to turn off the oven at our teacher’s house.” Four prose excerpts from C. A. Kaufman’s series Incinerator III.
“If anything, his body affects a kind of death embrace.” New fiction from Kyle Beachy.
“The spreadsheets folder on Evan Lavender-Smith’s laptop includes two files: 1) creditcarddebt.xls and 2) shortstorysubmissions.xls.” Recursive new short fiction by Evan Lavender-Smith.
“NO MORE NO MORE NO MORE NO MORE NO LANGUAGE NO MORE NO MORE NO MORE NO MORE NO MORE NO MORE NO MORE NO MORE LANGUAGE NO MORE LANGUAGE NO MORE NO MORE”: Formbending new fiction by Meghan Lamb.
“We stopped at a local crafts store, and I bought a jasper pyramid, about two square inches at its base and a menacing, ancient-looking yellow color.” New very short fiction from Philip Dinolfo, inspired by Roberto Bolaño.
“Am I making this up?” New very short fiction by Scott Garson.