“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.
“You remember feeling dizzy, like the solid earth had turned to sea. You remember looking back at the grand staircase glowing under the chandelier.” New text by Cody Reding.
“That photo was still by the tissue box on the dark brown carpet by her side of the bed propped up in its oval frame when the police knocked on the door the afternoon she died.” New fiction by Saxon Baird.
“Rudy looming behind the bathroom door. Rudy in the darkened pantry, his small teeth shining.” New short fiction by Analeah Loschiavo.
“Wore mask for a while. Hidden face created distinctive kind of obscureness. Wow. Everyone moved aside.” New short fiction by Judyth Emanuel.
“One three-headed demon dog piñata with incisors as sharp as blades!” New very short fiction by Meredith Maltby.
“The infant’s head wanted to take me to the forest where the teenagers are killing themselves, doing drugs, obsessing by moonlight. It’s right around the corner.” New short fiction by Sebastian Castillo.
Jon Cone & Rauan Klassnik
“You’re going to have to do it yourself. Do it yourself in your sick little binary bullshit world.” A collaborative short play from Jon Cone and Rauan Klassnik.
“I went the park with my friend and she told me she wanted to kill herself. ‘I’m sick of it,’ she said. ‘Nobody calls me back.'” New short fiction by Erica Peplin.
Julia Dixon Evans
“The next time the bed is empty when I wake up, Greta’s outside, splayed out naked on the back porch, trembling in her sleep.” New short fiction by Julia Dixon Evans.