The Parting Glass

Helen Chambers               Move fireside-close; warm away your bone-ache. A bitter evening to be out. You’re the last to stumble this way […]

Heart in Hand

Colleen Kearney Rich When the clerk at the hardware store asks about her fingerless gloves, the fancy red leather ones she treated […]

Small Gods

Becky May We reminisce about dahl baht, the way it coated our tongues, the rice fluffed to perfection, the greens we´d try […]

Cult Status

Fiona McKay I was in high school when the Preacher arrived. Revivalist this, born again that. A show, all of it, or […]

Night of Myth

Kate Deimling Alight,baleful crow.Djinn enter frenziedgoats. Hoary incubus jumps.Kronos laughs madly, nervously, oglespallid queens. Rising seraphimtremble under violet weather.Exit youthful zephyrs. Kate […]


Jude Higgins               Her mother’s at the door, criticising the litter of mouldy leaves and walking boots on the porch. But then […]

The Best Day of Her Life

(CW: forced marriage) Sumitra Singam Nadaswaram blaring in her ear. Mridangam beat pounding in her chest. Sanskrit verses cracking like thunder. Petals […]

The Boys of the Loup Garou

Karen Arnold It happened so slowly, the falling apart. We got used to it, each frayed stitch, each reduction, each thinning and […]

Skin Beetles

Rosaleen Lynch Mam boils the skull until flesh falls off, and scrapes the rest, but fat melts into bone, leaving it a […]

Killing for the Gourmet

Gretchen Filart There is much to be said about gourmand meals and killing. The more ingrained torture isbefore basting the meat, the […]

Everything is Flat

L. Soviero               Flat building. Flat windows. Flat sky. Flat sun.               Alex kicks a can. It ricochets off the building wall. […]


Lyndsey Croal               I know the change is coming from the scratch in my throat. Next, my fingers elongate and sharpen as […]


Bayveen O’Connell After the harvest moon, the Famine Grave yawns open and scores of corpses clamber onto the red carpet of Japanese […]

Little Bird

DW McKinney The mother calls her daughter Little Bird for the golden tufts atop her head and the way she mimics the […]

The Tantrik

Ani Banerjee             Adjacent to the burning ghat in Benaras, in the narrow winding maze of lanes filled with stores selling marijuana […]

The Closet

Georgia Bellas We rattle the door without a doorknob. We press against its wood, damp and swollen in the frame, but it […]