“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.
“This is real, Roland thought, strangely calm, resigned to whatever it was that was happening.” An excerpt from a novel-in-progress, Leviathan, by David Peak.
“I was manufacturing melancholy. I was trafficking in it. I was afraid of becoming boring. Or I was bored.” New fiction by Elizabeth Ellen.
Ryan Ridge & Mel Bosworth
Two very short stories from Camouflage Country by Ryan Ridge & Mel Bosworth, out now from Queen’s Ferry Press, and with illustrations by Jacob Heustis.
“Other babies suck the life force from any adult human that looks into their clean glass baby eyes. The adult humans are powerless.” New short fiction from Meredith Alling.
The Institute for Erotic Vertigo
“The background information is mentioned but refused development. There is only the present in the text, no future, no past.” New prose from The Institute of Erotic Vertigo, a collective.