21
Aug

Off-site team-building

by Hyakunichisou 13 (百日草 十三) illustrated by Keshi “I want a ridiculously large soft-serve ice cream cone with sprinkles on it,” Russell said, ticking the list off on his fingers. “I want a button with an ironic pop culture reference that I’ll lose before I get home. I want meat on a stick, and I […]

21
Aug

Hasta

by A.S. Mara “So are you coming or what?” “I’ll pass,” Qamar said, and grimaced at the exaggerated gasp that followed his answer. “Bro. You’re passing up on free food?” “It’s a buffet, man. What the hell.” “Who are you? What have you done to the glutton we know and love?” “I’ve got other plans,” […]

21
Aug

The Smart Girl’s Spellbook of Practical Wicca

by shukyou (主教) illustrated by rebelliux It was Nightshade who had the idea first. She’d been at this the longest, since back before we all could drive, because her parents were the only ones willing to shuttle her to the town’s single New Age store, where the shelves were stocked with crystals and books that […]

21
Aug

Ritual

by Fumiki-kun Read this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki.

21
Aug

Higher Than Hay Bales

by Okō (織工 )   It turns out 2013 isn’t the New York Rangers’ year for the Stanley Cup either. They make it to the playoffs as a wildcard, and lose the first round of the playoffs in six games. Kolya is exhausted, and bone-weary, and his ankles and knee are killing him, and some […]

21
Aug

Silver Lilies

by Yuriko Toru (百合子 亨)   The Eclipse Festival was a prestigious event, Piper reminded himself determinedly. The colony on the moon was hosting an enormous party to brighten up the dark, and supplying free room, board, and transportation to all their prospective entertainment. An invitation to perform was not the kind of invitation one could […]

21
Aug

Sacrifice

by Hiwaru Kibi (火悪 木美)   Silviestro was going to die. He had known this for nearly a year now, ever since the astrologers had checked their charts and calculated the dates, then pointed to the calendar at what would be his twenty-second birthday. He’d been reminded of it in every plate of food brought […]

21
Aug

Shadow of Hyakinthos

by Iron Eater Read this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki.