Madeleine by Amal El-Mohtar, short story book cover artwork

“Madeleine” by Amal El-Mohtar

A clinical trial to cope with profound grief triggers flashbacks so vivid that Madeleine can no longer tell what is real — she only knows that the stranger she meets in these …

Windeye by Brian Evenson, short story book cover artwork

“Windeye” by Brian Evenson

They spent their childhood playing games, he and his sister, and there was no game more fun than searching for pretend oddities around their bungalow of a house. But when he c…

Woman peeking through purple curtains

“Balancing Act” by N.O.A. Rawle

Jeremy is desperate to marry Clarisse and impress her rich parents. The problem is he is in debt and is vulnerable to snake oil salesman, Du Monde.

water pouring over woman in shirt, close up of mans face with beard

“Cold & Damp” by Steve Rasnic Tem

They’ll end up in the shower together, relearning one another’s bodies. Over the years, he tries to get her to talk, but all she wants to do is take a shower with him, before disappearing again.

woman with cat on shoulder kneeling

“Forget You” by Marc Laidlaw

Questioning notions of how awake or asleep we are, and the conceit that is sometimes part and parcel with questions regarding love.

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“The Finest, Fullest Flowering” by Marc Laidlaw

A sour note shrieked from the limousine’s speakers, making Milston’s fingers curl in his lap. He took a moment to compose himself before rapping precisely, and with a now steady hand, on the glass separating him from the driver. The tone had droned into a hum that tunelessly dreamt of …

native american in traditional garb with bow and arrow

“Gravitas” by Weston Ochse

Growing up in the Black Hills of Custer, South Dakota, Dave is all too familiar with the Sioux legends. In fact, when he can no longer take his uncle’s abuse, he knows just who to summon for help.