Issue 50: The Soldiering Life

cover design and compilation by aspectabund cover artists (L-R): Iron Eater, morgie, serenity_winner, The Winter Cynic, quaedam, safelybeds, p_the_wanderer, beili, 2013, Alison Wilgus, DragonReine, Yuite Dio, staringatsuns, Neru Momochimuchi, aspectabund, melanofly


He Will My Shield and Portion Be, by Himawari (ヒマワリ)

The Golden Rivet, by Iron Eater *

Broken Bridge, by Hiwaru Kibi (火悪 木美)

Attrition, by Kougyoku (紅玉) *

Gordon’s, Vodka, Kina Lillet, by Yukiyama Hibana (雪山 火花)

What Jack Ketch Knows Knot, by Aosora Hikaru (青空ヒカル)

Watch, by shukyou (主教) *

Quantification, by Kimyō Tabibito (奇妙 旅人) *

An Origin, by Ogiwara Saki (荻原咲)

* illustrated

War’s End, by EMINA

Breaking Barriers, by Nebulosity Çiélon

Hello, Rupert, by whythemadman


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Whose tastes are piqued by submissions here!
Stories that, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts all day for boyfriends fought
And art that shines for lack of all defect:
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That those whose work you view here is sublime.
Be copy now to men of hotter blood,
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Whose links make social media, show us here
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These stories worth your reading; which I doubt not;
For there is none of smut so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in our eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon your pants. The issue’s live:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘Yay for gays and porn!’ –Your editors

The issue will be mirrored in its entirety at on Wednesday. Check out this issue’s entry (including a special gallery featuring all the individual soldiers that make up the cover) on the Wiki.

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