Issue 36: Crime and Punishment

cover by neomeruru


Close bound enough, by Elle Black *

Five Times Roland Mars Didn’t Hook Up With His Partner (and One Time He Did), by Domashita Romero (地下ロメロ)*

Code of Conduct, by Kikuna Matata (菊菜瞬)

Next the Wall, by Noel Oliver

Reap What You Sow, by Seishin No Uwagi (精神の上着)*

Are You Now or Have You Ever Been, by shukyou (主教)*

Last Call At The Camellia Club, by Tsuki Akari (月あかり)

Dark Signs of a World Gone Mad, by Kaiyaki Senka (貝焼千菓)

And Then Grant Said, by Kaerutobi Ike (蛙跳び池)

Heretics, by Fuuten Eki (瘋癲 易)*

La muerte y el jardín, by Ogiwara Saki (荻原咲)*


Who Is Guilty?, by melanofly (メラノ飛)


The stories you are about to read are true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

This is the internet: Shousetsu Bang*Bang, LiveJournal.

Nearly two thousand people live here, and several times that number commute in and out every day. They’re mostly good, decent citizens: dlligent authors, dedicated artists, devoted fans, trusty commenters. They work hard and they play hard. Every so often they all come together as one for a community project, an exposition of their skills and talents. It’s a fine reminder of the good old days, when men were men, other men were other men, some other people were sometimes men too, maybe some men were other things as well, and you could still get a decent cup of coffee for a dollar. Simpler times.

It’s a good place filled with good people. And when any of them steps out of line, that’s when we go to work.

We’re your editors. We carry a red pen.

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