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Yesterday morning, before breakfast – before coffee even – I stood in my pajamas with a mixing bowl in one hand and a lid in the other trying to coax a mouse out of my pantry. It happens about this time every year. After the first few frosty nights, our house is looking a little too warm and welcoming, a little too safe from hungry hawks and foxes.
The memories oozed like molasses from my hands. I pulled hard at the thick, leaking, cables; wiping the remnants on my trousers. Each day was spent cleaning and replacing old wires that covered the planet like a crust, with tentacles a planet’s diameter in length. The gruelling work built my muscles and calluses, right down […]
I’m sorry, Russa thinks. But I need something for my thesis. Something worthy of all-nighters, her parents’ part-time jobs, and endless scholarship applications serving her family’s trauma to eat. Something worthy of the theft her class committed to get this mummy here. She lays a nitrile-gloved hand on the mummy’s bare one. Desiccated by smoke […]
As it is with all Beginnings, death comes first. This is especially true with a Return, and it was my duty to ensure that the Word remained absolute. Despite my sister’s pleas for an extension, a few more precious moments, I unplugged her. Nearby, the reincarnation of Friday waited for the spark of life. I […]
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As we wrap up our 100th issue countdown, let’s take a look at our most recent issues! And don’t forget, you still have until DEC 29 to place your votes for your 2021 favorites in the preliminary ballot for our very first FLASHY AWARDS! (Finalists in each category will be announced at our DEC 30 kaffeeklatsch!)Issue […]