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A femme person on a white horse, seen from the back, in a desert scene under a soft sunset.

Flash Fiction Edition Four: Redemption

I am the cowboy, the not-so-lone ranger marching through the smoke, triggered by intuition, my personal firing range.Read Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
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A bright pink horse with a blue mane before a purple sunset. Its smiling rider wears a pink hat.

One-Sentence Westerns

She rode off into the sunset: just a girl and her horse, and a saddlebag full of gold.Read Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
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A sketch of a scared person with monsters under their bed, and cobwebs and ghosts in their room.

Don’t Go Down to the Basement: Why We Shouldn’t Enjoy Horror… and Why We Do Anyway

Writing horror represents a mastery of controlling and releasing tension.Read Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
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A bright pink cartoon car on a hill under a pink night sky. To the left are text icons with emojis.

Ordinary Phenomena: Mosquito Bites

He’s a handsome thing, with a glowing smile that softens his sharper, more intimidating edges.Read Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
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A pattern of shiny lemons with protruding ends, leaves wedged between them.

Bitter Preserved

I felt as though there were tens of rows of nipples staring out from the shelf by my right ear.Read Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
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A bright light shines out from behind a purple curtain. On the right wall are pink crucifixes.

Lustrous

When lustre dripped / from my fingers / they blanched like it was blood.Read Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
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Snow falls on a small bush and a wheel leaning against the base of a tree before a grey brick wall.

Snowdrop

Winter is here. / Waifs and mudlarks turn angels in the snow, so / Our little joke goes.Read Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
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A person with pink and blue clothes on a black-and-white city street, a red bus on the road.

monday morning

blue wells– / a billion hues / I know you, without knowing you.Read Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
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Red, blue and green spotlights crossing and overlapping on a dark stage

Opening Night

LIGHTS! / camera! action! / theres something about staring at the sun the white burns / when they flash rhythmicallyRead Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
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Two pairs of lips glow red in the dark. A bottom lip meets another’s upper lip, producing sparks.

ana/tomise

god is pretty god is a real hunk / dressed in all black / god thinks i’m sexy i know it / like / bitter sugar burnRead Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
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Five polaroid pictures on a string: a cheese platter, cemetery, broomstick, cauldron, and owl.

Hocus-Pocus Recipes and Rituals: The Future Is Yours, the Future Is Cheese

Time for cheese to truly do its thing! I am now going to show y’all how to do the impossible: stop time.Read Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
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A close-up drawing of a bar, with rows of bottles and two staff members standing and smoking.

Murder on the Dancefloor: Tales from Late-Stage Hospitality—The Dying Venue

She often wondered at what point the owner would concede. The place had mortal wounds and it was simply a matter of timeRead Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
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A vivid, swirling collage: a hand with red-blue nails, spilling pink liquid, broken car parts.

I woke up with vertigo, and now I can't get up

twirling of colours of / red and blue and black and blue / aurora would weep if she saw thisRead Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
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An outstretched hand on red silk, clutching a string of pearls coming loose and dripping blood.

Femme Fatale

A charlatan’s promise: a tongue edged with rust / has a way with its words that bewitches the mind.Read Article

Sat 26 Nov 2022
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Liquid-like purple and green swirls with an abstract, sketched blue hand/foot in two corners.

rodeo clown

the lamb, suckling on the statue of liberty / closes its fist / against girlhood / against desert kingdomsRead Article

Tue 22 Nov 2022
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god fucked me last night

god fucked me last night / or was it you? i couldn’t tell you apart / from my position on the floor.Read Article

Tue 22 Nov 2022
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A glowing green cowboy silhouette crawls up a hill, reaching for a blue bull at the top.

Bull Man

Lights blurred like trailing spit. I fell hard. But I queued again. Be the cowboy, I thought. It wasn’t my thought.Read Article

Tue 22 Nov 2022
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Hocus-Pocus Recipes and Rituals: A Happy Hearty Meal for a Great Big Adventure

I must confess, I’ve been finding myself bone-tired lately, and sluggish as a mealworm without a meal.Read Article

Tue 22 Nov 2022
ColumnsCreative
A collage of vibrant stickers, some related to bands or pop culture. At the centre is a large eye.

Murder on the Dancefloor: Tales from Late-Stage Hospitality—The Bathroom Stickers

Everything was familiar to him ... It was well-loved, like the spine of a book read dozens of times.Read Article

Tue 22 Nov 2022
ColumnsCreative
A mournful femme person sits at sunrise in a patterned green shawl, framing the illustration.

The Doña

And I am clean, / by this squat brick stack I am clean. / As aluminium-scuffed rust / am I clean.Read Article

Tue 22 Nov 2022
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A person holds hands with a skeleton in a glass case, which they’ve smashed open with a hammer.

pithecus

four feet of bipedal beauty, she follows a strict diet and is practically skin and bones—minus the skin.Read Article

Tue 22 Nov 2022
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EDITION SIX 'RETROFUTURISM' AVAILABLE NOW!

Our last print edition of 2022 is here! This wild, visionary edition is filled with burning nostalgia, glittering hope, and tantalising visions of the future, past, and present.

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