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Mirror-Maze

Issue No. 236 ~ January, 2017

I’m a Cop, sure. I think that all the time, out in the street here. I’m just a Cop, walking my beat. I walked the beat all my life, but—these days now, it’s all just …

Monkey Business

Issue No. 236 ~ January, 2017

It wasn’t yet six in the morning when the doorbell rang, but I was already awake and dressed and had the coffee brewing. Susan, my best friend from childhood– known as Susie back then– had …

Ice Carvings

Issue No. 236 ~ January, 2017

On his snowmobile, Tobias Morgan rode along the frozen sea of Mortla. He was hauling an unusually large package that had taken him fifteen minutes to tie onto the sleigh hooked to the back of …

The Shot

Issue No. 236 ~ January, 2017

With the whistle of mortar fire, the golf ball strafed their heads and landed with a thunk on the green. Sam ducked, along with the two players in his group. He stared at the foursome …

The Grill Out

Issue No. 236 ~ January, 2017

Mike Harrison’s shoes were on fire. He stomped and stomped, but each smack against the pavement made the flames spread to the cuffs of his pants. “Someone fucking help me!” Mike shouted. The employees at …

Jetpacks

Issue No. 236 ~ January, 2017

It was a year ago this Wednesday when we woke up able to fly. It happened very naturally; I didn’t even feel it in my sleep. My friend Mick called me on the phone, and …

Vinsect

Issue No. 235 ~ December, 2016

    They’re lacking in feeling, my children. I told them: “I don’t see any one of you feeling anything, except Jimmy.” They just looked at me. Especially Pat with his eternal resentfulness. Doesn’t like …

Transylvania

Issue No. 235 ~ December, 2016

I. The night before departure in a dream I embraced a bare-chested woman who would become my wife. I kept an eye out. Conversing with seatmates on flights into Paris and Cluj: The Brazilian beauty …

Laura

Issue No. 235 ~ December, 2016

For Lijun Death by Water Let me tell you this before it is forgotten: when a whale dies at sea, it is the beginning of a festival. You must understand that this is a celebration …

A Night Without Sleep

Issue No. 234 ~ November, 2016

The last time I saw Michael was late at night. His grandmother had just died and he called me in a panic. He sounded hurt, confused, but not surprised. She was old, but he wasn’t …