Kelsey Allen: Heartbeat

A strange attractor is the state the system tends toward for a variety of starting conditions. Somehow, however you start you end up in the same place. Fate can feel like a whirlpool in other words. Today, Kelsey Allen’s short fiction “Heartbeat“:

Kelsey Allan - Heartbeat[sample]

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Marvin Shackelford: Wet Tracks Far from a Crossing

A whirlwind miniaturized or contained in the human form is no less than a swath of destruction waiting to happen. Spun up from the archive is Marvin Shackelford’s “Wet Tracks Far from a Crossing”:

Marvin Shackelford - Wet Tracks Far from a Crossing[sample]

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Daniel W. Thompson: Yes, I Know, How, When, Okay

The trains are coming off the tracks and the roads are sinking into the bogs these days, and here’s a flash to carry among the trees, Daniel W. Thompson’s “Yes, I Know, How, When, Okay” from Storm Cellar 4.3:

Daniel W. Thompson - Yes, I Know, How, When, Okay[sample]

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Devon Wootten: [What could eat her up?]

What is the best poetry? It is like a best-on-best tournament, and one may construct the very best from the limbs and organs of the best published poems of the year? Devon Wootten‘s Coincidence Machine project produces an answer, [What could eat her up?]. (He’s also behind wikipoesis.com.) Plucked from the archive:

Devon Wootten - [What could eat her up?][sample]

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Luke David Mechem: two woodcuts

Reader, we’re into awkward hands and ambiguous stares as much as the next magazine. Please enjoy these as much as we do, Luke David Mechem‘s Otter and Untitled No. 10:

Luke David Mechem - Otter[sample]

Luke David Mechem - Unititled No. Ten[sample]

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