September 2019 Poetry

  • Introduction to Silver Blade Issue 43

    Introduction to Silver Blade Issue 43

    The fine slate of poets as Summer swings into Autumn: Elegy for Julius Gaw by Christian J. Collier (Chattanooga, TN) What Devours Us by Jennifer Crow (Orchard Park, NY) NEET by Anne Carly Abad (Manila, Philippines) Sword Basket by Robin Gow (Mineola, NY) Equinox + Duck by Sara Backer (Hollis, NH) The Straight Road by James […]

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  • Elegy for Julius Gaw

    Elegy for Julius Gaw

    Even though I’ve seen the scene well over thirty times and know how it ends, I still have hope

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  • What Devours Us

    What Devours Us

    We leave home— Wander the woods, Lose the trail, Find the cottage.

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  • NEET

    NEET

    Fear was out of fashion and with it, the wolf who once had the makings of success

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  • Sword Basket

    Sword Basket

    I weave baskets out of my thin bones, attempting to conduct order over my body.

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  • Equinox + Duck

    Equinox + Duck

    This day, when eggs can stand and balance on their own requires the courage to reconcile contradictions:

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  • The Straight Road

    The Straight Road

    The captain knows the map that shows The dappled flows is not the sea;

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  • How to Detect Solar Neutrinos

    How to Detect Solar Neutrinos

    A mile down the Homestake Mine, delve for riches rarer than gold.

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September 2019 Stories

Emergency Exit

Emergency Exit

There were snakes in her trailer. Sometimes they talked. Afterwards, she didn’t know if they were real. That didn’t mean she shouldn’t listen.

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Plus One, Minus One

Plus One, Minus One

Far below the lighthouse lamp room, a voice called from the beach. But that was impossible. I was alone on the island, since Maggie had gone.

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Hecate’s Daughter

Hecate’s Daughter

My mind goes silent as I face a tiny woman in shapeless black, her skin so wrinkled I cringe at how old she must be.

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Reset

Reset

their existence is relatively peaceful, just small squabbles here and there, occasional down on the floor tussles and some long term grudges, but no serious bloodshed.

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