22
Aug

The Meowtomorphosis

by Domashita Romero (地下ロメロ) As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself no longer a catboy.  No, what? No, that wasn’t his name, Jun thought as he pulled himself up out of those dreams, his name was Jun and there was a soft, warm mouth moving over his neck, kissing down […]

22
Aug

Mutually Beneficial

written and illustrated by juou no zan (女王のザン) The wedding was lovely. It was the first time the bride and groom had met, but that didn’t stop their parents from going all out. It wasn’t like it was about them anyway; it was an alliance for their families and an excuse to show off to […]

22
Aug

Issue 92 Cover

by TOFU+BEAST

22
Aug

Hosing down the public fuckhole

by Arson Every other night, Denn walked into the station mall through the back entrance as the last shoppers were strolling out through the front doors. Some of the larger station malls were open around the clock, but Denn was glad that this one closed overnight. That way, ze didn’t have to try and clean […]

22
Aug

Sula from HR, Sophie from Accounting

by TK Hoshikuzu (TK 星屑) Sunrise on the cusp of summer was a pleasant time to wake up. The winking sun was testing out its light before the onslaught of heat and humidity, and lately, Sula noticed that its sunbeams gave her sleeping girlfriend a lovely, rosy glow. She always had to twist around to […]

22
Aug

Sunset in the West

by Shirozubon Saruko (城図凡然る子) If you or someone you love is experiencing thoughts of suicide, or you fear you might harm yourself, help is available. Please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 to be connected to a crisis center, or contact another organization you trust.    1. now Jim kept frowning […]

22
Aug

Moonstricken

by Togi Kayako (土宜草子) Jasper had been trained in situational awareness and combat readiness since she was a child, carrying on a family tradition that stretched back for several centuries. When she rounded a bend in the quiet forest trail and found a woman sitting on a weathered bench, the absolute last thing her brain […]

22
Aug

Leo Equum Domitor

written and illustrated by Iron Eater Aubrey and the house on Kettle Street had something of an understanding between them, namely that he would keep it clean and tidy, while it in turn would remain a home. The maintenance of a mechanical dwelling was a subtle thing, starting firstly with accepting that it was the […]

22
Aug

When You Come Around

by Miyamura Kazuma (宮村和磨) Tanabe is not enthused upon hearing about the new assignment, but she seldom is about anything that doesn’t involve pastries or Asahina-san from the lab in Sub-B, so Katsuya doesn’t take it personally. She does, however, stop typing long enough to fix him with a disapproving look. “I think it’s exciting,” […]

22
Aug

Walkies

by shukyou (主教) illustrated by 2013 Simon was sure it was the right apartment. It had the right number. His key worked. Tiny was sprawled on his orthopedic bed in the middle of the living room floor. But the man in the blazer and boxers was new. Of course, from the look on his face, […]

22
Aug

The Sword of Greenlake

by CircleTime As the young knight Fionn of Vesperwind crested the final hill and took in the sight of the famous Greenlake he had so often heard described in legend, his first emotion was disappointment. After all, it could scarcely be called a “lake” in the first place: the average-sized pool of water that filled […]

22
Aug

sturm und drang

by spitkitten “Ah. Here is a young man transfixed. Do you like Hunt, sir?” “Do I like him?” Phil tore his eyes from the painting before him and marvelled at the stranger at his elbow. Like him? One might as well ask do you like Michaelangelo? Do you like Homer? Do you like the Alps? […]

22
Aug

Puppy Training

by The Winter Cynic

22
Aug

Tom’s Men

by Julian Crowe