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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May 2019 Stories

The Dead Song

The Dead Song

The Dead Song

They call it the Cairn. According to map and High Command, my Station covers over four days of blasted desert and rock. The only things living out here seem to be the whip-vine, red-heels, and me.

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I Hate Mars

I Hate Mars

I Hate Mars

I hate Mars. Mars sucks! I mean Mars really sucks! Screw this damned planet and everything on it. And if by any chance anyone ever gets to read this remember: I hate Mars!

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The Foxfire Document

The Foxfire Document

The Foxfire Document

Analysis of the document and its possible links to the ongoing epidemic, as well as the epidemic’s potential development into a global pandemic, follow the transcript itself.

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The final hypotheses of Professor G

The final hypotheses of Professor G

The final hypotheses of Professor G

When his legs weakened again without warning, Professor G’s mind turned to his latest hypothesis. Quick: what had he been thinking about?

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Spaceship X Has Seconds to Live

Spaceship X Has Seconds to Live

Spaceship X Has Seconds to Live

The spaceship into which his body had been incorporated for weeks had started to reject him, eliminating him like a disease, reducing his neural relays to a smell like burning hair and ozone.

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