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Introduction to Issue 14 Poetry

Introduction to Issue 14 Poetry

Before there was any paper to write stories or poems, legends and history, or myths and parables, oral tradition was the platform to storytelling. And in these stories, the voice was a remarkable device.

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Obscured Contact

Obscured Contact

deep
field
lovers
hug, lay back

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Almost Adam

Almost Adam

It was a time before self-consciousness,
a time before Australopithecus. No Piltdown Man,
Neanderthal, nil. Is it Homo Sapiens
that depends what it is when wisdom ends?

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Walks the Ape Warder

Walks the Ape Warder

Late in hyperbolic wonder
wanders a tall and ragged
wretch who through the muddy

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Waiting for Change

Waiting for Change

Even the moon cries in the bowels of night
when it’s full of empty shadows. Where?
Where have all the children gone? Alleys
always hide their dead in dumpsters.

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Magic in the Sky

Magic in the Sky

All creatures great and small
Changed our hearts.
Their furs or paws
Imprinted our flesh like tattoos,

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Issue 14 Short Stories

Issue 14 Short Stories

A fine selection of fantasy and science fiction short stories. Read and enjoy!

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Bad Samarian

Bad Samarian

“But…” She wriggled in his grasp, but her hands already ached resisting his efforts. “The Samarians are rude, Sam. I don’t do foreigners, and the Captain’s supposed to greet dignitaries.”

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The Tavern Wench of Venice

The Tavern Wench of Venice

“Nearly two hundred years! That’s how long my family has made the finest ravioli in Ravenna, if not all of Venice. A newcomer can’t best me, unless he uses magic.”

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From Scheol My Soulfire Burns

From Scheol My Soulfire Burns

My eyelids twitch to cover the dried pits of their sockets—a familiar sensation and a useless one.