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.
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.
“Computers, she thought, were basically cheating.” A heart-grinding new short fiction from Jac Jemc.
Sex and arson fold over on memory in a new short fiction by Fiona Helmsley. Art by Danny Jock.
Leslie Burnette offers two fictions dissecting the fucking of other women, potato chips, and dream kidnappings.
An excerpt from Lindsay Hunter’s debut novel, Ugly Girls, upon the occasion of her appearance at the Letters Festival in Atlanta on Nov. 8. Art by Danny Jock.