19
Dec

No Soap Radio

by Togi Kayako (土宜草子) illustrated by RunnyCrusty Elia ducked out of one narrow alley and wove through the busy pedestrian street toward the next alley on their usual scrap-hunting route. The early evening crowd had a mix of everyone, from older corporates off early and looking to slum it for dinner to the enterprising local […]

19
Dec

Frigid

by spitkitten illustrated by Tamago “I was attempting,” Annabel said, “in my usual clumsy fashion, to congratulate you.” Sophy stared. The blue flames from the dish of brandy on the table were beginning to wane now; in their dying light, Bel’s eyes looked all pupil — the soft, involving black of unburnt coal, of heaped-up […]

19
Dec

The Heart’s Own Cementation

by Iron Eater By the time the golden light of the newest spring sunrise fell across Riaag’s broad back he’d been up for quite a while; waking up before dawn was no great feat during the dark half of the year, especially not for a man as busy as he was, but prepping the stronghold’s […]

19
Dec

C7

by Oh Kashi (王菓子) illustrated by Riso I “We’re getting the band back together,” were the first words in Felix’s ear when he blearily picked up his buzzing phone. Who called without texting on a Sunday morning? Who called without texting period, in this, the year of our Lord—  They didn’t have a band. They’d […]

19
Dec

The Killing Type

by juou no zan (女王のザン) Bastiaan was in his office, trying to figure out what the hell he was going to do with an office, when the light in the office shifted. Bastiaan looked up at the doorway to see a man in it. The man had managed not to make any noise and sneak […]

19
Dec

Shousetsu Bang*Bang Issue 94 Cover

by PatchyCrocuta

19
Dec

soulmates are stupid i love you on purpose

by shukyou (主教) illustrated by melanofly   The feeling of recognition was immediate: cold and bitter, like breaking open a bottle of perfume last worn by a loved one now many years dead. Bailey — because that’s what his name was this time around, which made it as good of a name as any — […]

19
Dec

The Last Time

by melanofly

19
Dec

Bite

by The Winter Cynic Download the full comic as a PDF.

17
Dec

Themes and Dates for 2022

Always forward, never straight! We’re looking ahead to 2022 with a batch of themes and dates leading up to (so exciting!) our 100th regular issue! To make sure you don’t miss a single deadline, click here for our Google calendar with the dates pre-loaded. Issue 95: Celebrity Skin * issue date: Monday, February 28 * […]

25
Oct

Animated

by melanofly

24
Oct

Who’s Afraid

by shukyou (主教) illustrated by Shrimp King   The bouncer on the sorority house’s front porch folded his arms across his chest and scowled down the stairs at Dagmar. “Buzz off.” Under nearly any other circumstances, Dagmar would have buzzed right off, and gladly. But Jessy had been talking about this for a full month […]

24
Oct

Carcinus

by the Winter Cynic