23
Aug

If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem

by shukyou (主教) illustrated by beili   Shayel began to mutter something under his breath as the ship hit the atmosphere, something in Hallic that Uzhab couldn’t understand. Uzhab chose not to interpret it as a critique of his piloting skills. “Switching engines,” Uzhab said, pulling the lever that toggled off the propulsion system that […]

26
Apr

Shore Leave

by Kimyō Tabibito (奇妙 旅人) and Tobias Stout illustrated by beili Lieutenant Treng is about to prove correct several stereotypes about soldiers, which are as follows: One: It’s frowned upon to sleep with fellow grunts on a starship, so by the time leave rolls around they’re absolutely desperate for anything besides their own hand. Two: […]

26
Aug

Combination Lock

by shukyou (主教) illustrated by beili See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. Eli was just about to give up on the evening when the cops arrived. A collective groan rose through the patronage as the lights in the bar snapped full up and a little joke of an air raid siren began […]

23
Jun

𒀭

See this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. by shukyou (主教) illustrated by beili She drew herself to her full height when she saw me, setting her chin at a regal angle, announcing without words what she thought about herself and where she stood — or at least, what she wanted everyone to think […]

24
Feb

The Edge of Morning

by Kilerkkiillustrated by beili Read this piece’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki. Tanas came to the house on the cliff at the end of autumn. He had his clothes in a valise, and all the rest of his life in a little jar of ashes under the usurper king’s seal. They sent only one […]

28
Oct

Returning

by Kuruma Ebi (車エビ) illustrated by beili There was something in the lake by Bleakhall House. This was common knowledge in Roxburghshire, whose visitors were often told stories of dark shapes moving under the surface of the lake, of witch-lights that appeared over its surface and unwitting guests who had fallen in, never to be […]

23
Sep

lux

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

27
Aug

fever

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

25
Jun

A Realm Unexplored

by Okamoto Shin (岡本辛) illustrated by beili   “Are you even paying attention back there or are you just daydreaming?” the man snapped to the skinny and scruffy-looking barista standing behind the counter. “Are you all idiots here or is it just you?” Harrison stepped forward, his hands moving in an abortive gesture towards the counter […]

30
Apr

protocol f[riend_]

by beili   Read this piece’s entry in the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki.

30
Apr

One Thousand Years from Home

by T.F. Grognon illustrated by beili He doesn’t belong here, or anywhere. In 1982, Cal visits Moscow’s GUM department store. He needs to obtain a trinket, something that commemorates the fortieth anniversary of Operation Uranus during the battle of Stalingrad. His hair is uncomfortably long, curling over his ears, and it’s stiflingly warm in here. […]

26
Mar

To Join This Song

by Okō (織工) illustrated by beili Isabelle’s sophomore year at Julliard starts off well enough at first. Music theory is going to be a challenge this year, since she’s gotten beyond anything they covered in AP at Shattuck, but her teacher seems pretty good. The Operatic History and Practice class looks interesting, even if it […]

26
Feb

for his steady arms

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

26
Feb

The Secret Between His Teeth

by 織工 (Okō) illustrated by beili The fall of 2013 dawns unseasonably warm, and September in New York City opens with a few 30-degree-Celsius days during which Nikolai Mikhailovich Kudryavtsev cranks up his window air conditioners and tries not to feel guilty about his mounting electric bill. It’s not like he can get the superintendent […]

30
Oct

In the Name of Love

by A.S. Mara illustrated by beili Someone was ringing the doorbell. Loudly. Hamzah groaned and rolled over, squinting at his phone. The glare of his screen told him it was far too early to be up on his day off, but that certainly wasn’t stopping whoever was at the door. He put his phone back […]