27
Jun

Issue 91 Cover

by 2013  

27
Jun

Going Twice

by Togi Kayako (土宜草子) illustrated by KMO As Leaf’s comm picked up a wave of applause, Beetle stopped mid-sentence in her rant to Sunbeam about the poor quality of imitation avocado. “Sounds like you’re up next, so I’ll cut the chatter. You remember your signal?” Leaf reached up like he was scratching his ear and […]

27
Jun

Flourishes

written and illustrated by Iron Eater “Goodwife Hawkins, sure it is a poor idea for a woman to live in this place, with the winters so cold and the trees filled well with savages and Frenchmen.” Clarity chuckled but did not look away from putting out the washing; with the August air soon turning from […]

27
Jun

Friends in Low Places

by Shirozubon Saruko (城図凡然る子) illustrated by The Winter Cynic “I beg your pardon?” Catalina said. She had long since learned that politeness was the best cover for panic. Capitán Noguera, however, did not seem to agree in this instance. “I see no reason why you should need it, my lady,” he said, with perhaps a […]

27
Jun

Pest Control

written and illustrated by RunnyCrusty Crickets chirping were tolerable. Bees buzzing were tolerable. Hell, even cicadas’ screams were more tolerable than the racket Ian’s roommate was making at 2:14 a.m. There were no exterminators for this sort of pest, though. No, Levi’s mating calls were all human, carrying through the walls of their shitty college […]

27
Jun

Halfway

by shukyou (主教) illustrated by Tofu Intellectually, he knew the sky he saw outside the prison was the same one he’d seen while in it. But it felt different somehow, viewed without the frame of walls five times higher than he was. He wanted it to be bright blue, picturesque, the Platonic ideal of freedom; […]

27
Jun

Exit Strategy

by causeways There was a long line of limos waiting to let out guests at the entrance to the mansion, which gave Béa a few more moments to savor the lead-up to the start of the night.  These last few minutes had always thrilled her. It was the same feeling she’d had when going on […]

27
Jun

Quenchant

by Nori Kanfuyu (法 寒冬) illustrated by Tamago (卵) Nikolay woke to a terrible sound, a knife at his neck, and the pale nightmare face hovering above him. It had been storming when he went to sleep, but this sound was much closer — the breaking of glass.  “Go away,” he said to the nightmare […]

27
Jun

Take What You Can

written and illustrated by juou no zan (女王のザン) Jim was already sitting on the beach when Amelia waded to the shore, cursing her petticoats and their astonishing absorbency. His tall boots were on their sides, draining water into the sand. His hair was limp, and he looked undressed without his hat. He said morosely, “I […]

27
Jun

Blood and Steam

by CircleTime “You’re certain he’ll be there?”  The three of them had gathered around the table, upon which a map of the entire city of Palnaram had been spread across. The little rickety thing was too small for the massive roll of parchment to fully rest upon, and as a result, half of the industrial […]

27
Jun

Andro

by Julian Crow

27
Jun

suspicious handling

by Shrimp King In some places, it’s actually illegal to handle salmon in suspicious circumstances! Who else loves fish crime?

27
Jun

Stonewall was a Riot

by Phun Saa (พรรษา) and Passer Puellae

27
Jun

Caught

by Sparrow

25
Apr

Issue 90 Cover – Alternate Version

by Swedishjazz