The Grinding of the Bells

Manya wound her way through the dark forest on horseback astride her faithful horse, Thorn, seeking the one person in the whole world who might be…


After the Nostalgia

At first, the travel there was the dangerous part. No human had ever been to Mars before, though everybody was pretty sure that Elon Musk would take…


Xenon

May 2062. What follows is a transcript of the Hamilton Jeffries podcast from his home studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with Wyatt Nickerbocker. HJ:…


Vibrator

When I was young, tired and despondent of not finding true Love among sex waitresses, who only enjoyed sticking a joint in their pussy, I bought a…


Mirror, Mirror… Part 2

Three nights passed and still no images. On the fourth night, however, they came back. She saw herself at school; older, maybe 12? She was eating her…


Creative Works

translated by Xela H. Giving Birth to Poems She read poem after poem at night, feeling her lust and orgasms between the lines. When she woke up the…


Tariq

She didn’t seriously consider murder, a more problematic option than a simple separation, if ending 15 years together could be simple. Perhaps…


Night Club

There is a feeling of nothing when the tide has gone out and the barge tips on its side as if felled. The side of the embankment---grey and red…


The Power of the Hand

The metallic buzz of the alarm pierced the dark room, snapping my eyes open and causing me to gasp as if someone had poured cold a cup of cold water…


Never Meet ‘Em

“You seem like a really nice kid and so I don’t want to give you the two hour rant that’s just the extended Sparknotes version of ‘never give up on…