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March 2017 ISSUE

Waiting Out the End of the World in Patty's Place Cafe

Our third podcast for March is “Waiting Out the End of the World in Patty’s Place Cafe” written by Naomi Kritzer and read by Kate Baker.

 
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March 2017 ISSUE

Real Ghosts

Our second podcast for March is “Real Ghosts” written by J.B. Park and read by Kate Baker.

 
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March 2017 ISSUE

Two Ways of Living

I’ve eaten everything inside my kitchen, and that’s not enough. That’s barely a beginning. A brightly lit all-night restaurant stands across the street, promising broiled-this and boiled-that. Chasing the next feast, I shuffle to the elevator, dropping four floors before staggering into the hallway. That’s where the woman is. She’s standing in my path, and [...]

March 2017 ISSUE

Real Ghosts

The outline fills with color and soon she has presence, and a mind, and a laugh—it’s Maureen Hong, back from the dead. Some details don’t match up but that’s fine, everything else does; she remembers the little things, and they share those, even if the remembrance is sometimes painful. The quality of the illusion makes [...]

March 2017 ISSUE

Two Ways of Living

Our first podcast for March is “Two Ways of Living” written by Robert Reed and read by Kate Baker.

 
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March 2017 ISSUE

Waiting Out the End of the World in Patty's Place Cafe

I ran out of gas in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, just two hundred miles short of Pierre, my goal. Pierre, South Dakota, I mean, I wasn’t trying to get to someone named Pierre. I was trying to get to my parents, and Pierre was where they lived. I thought maybe, given that the world was [...]

March 2017 ISSUE

Crown of Thorns

Acanthaster planci.
Home was the poison infestation of starfish, the bleaching acres of coral. Home was vast stretches of warm ocean currents with schools beneath, and colonies.
Home was a laboratory where all the concerns were popular. The Crown of Thorns invasion, their numbers out of control and crowding out the reef systems, the unending march of [...]

March 2017 ISSUE

Goodnight, Melancholy

Lindy (1)
I remember the first time Lindy walked into my home.
She lifted her tiny feet and set them down gingerly on the smooth, polished wooden floor, like a child venturing onto freshly-fallen snow: trembling, hesitating, afraid to dirty the pure white blanket, terrified of sinking into and disappearing beneath the featureless fluff.
I held her hand. [...]

March 2017 ISSUE

The Discovered Country

The trees of Farside are incredible. Fireash and oak. Greenbloom and maple. Shot through with every color of autumn as late afternoon sunlight blazes over the Seven Mountains’ white peaks. He’d never seen such beauty as this when he was alive.
The virtual Bentley takes the bridge over the next gorge at a tire-scream, then speeds [...]

March 2017 ISSUE

At the Cross-Time Jaunter's Ball

I had gotten lost again, as I so often did, because it was dark there, in those musty and unswept hallways that run between the universes. I’ve always been impressed by the amount of crap that seems to float in through the doorways and settle there, in some sort of plea for reality. An infinite [...]