“I’m like a dog grieving the death of its owner in perpetuity without knowing this means I’m free.” New short fiction from Grant Maierhofer, from his forthcoming collection, Marcel.
Katie Jean Shinkle
Katie Jean Shinkle shares two fragments of bullets and love and hiding from her latest book available from Blue Square Press.
Gary J. Shipley
“I’m so ruined that the woman looking out to sea has a clown’s nose and a big fuck-off grin. That’s how much I’ve invested in the unreality of joy.” Jarring new short fiction from Gary J. Shipley.
An excerpt from Ryan Ridge’s sublime and hypnotic database of features of what surrounds us, American Homes.
The second of three winners of the Create Your Own Atrocity contest, selected and illustrated by John Dermot Woods.
The first of three winners of the Create Your Own Atrocity contest, selected and illustrated by John Dermot Woods.
Sally Rodgers offers up two fictions, one a salve and one a weapon, in this exclusive preview of Caketrain Issue 12.
Shane Jesse Christmass
“Light on a petrified substance. Nowhere. Nothing yet you cling to this nothing. You don’t exist. Nostrils opening. A particular liquid injected. Locusts. Lobsters. They wheel you in. A diagnosis, a substance induced state.”
“Do you like choking on my food?” Meet your new dominatrix, in the form of short fiction by Scott Daughtridge.
“So, to clarify, just one last time: your novel isn’t Untitled, or Not Titled, but simply not titled, in the sense that there is a void where one might expect a title to be.” Insider info on Jimmy Chen’s untitled novel, from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.