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Issue 131—May 2022

Issue 129 cover

Art by Reza Afshar

EDITORIAL


Musings from Maryland
        by Lesley Conner

ORIGINAL FICTION

Hoodie
by Tonya Liburd
A Monster in the Shape of a Boy
by Hannah Yang
The Fruit of the Princess Tree
by Sage Tyrtle
Americana!
by Sam Asher
In the Monster's Mouth
by Tim Waggoner
Shevitsa
by Koji A. Dae

CLASSIC FICTION

Simbiyu and the Nameless
by Eugen Bacon
As the Sun Dies
by Jaym Gates

NONFICTION

You in Your Headmeats
        by Errick Nunnally

Mysterious Island
        by Jeffrey Ford

REVIEWS

Words for Thought: Short Fiction Review
        by A.C. Wise

Book Review: Wendy, Darling by AC Wise
        by Marie Croke
Book Review: Inheriting Her Ghosts by S.H. Cooper
        by Tracy Robinson

INTERVIEWS

Interview with Author Hannah Yang
        by Andrea Johnson
Interview with Author Sam Asher
        by Andrea Johnson

Interview with Artist Reza Afshar
        by Bradley Powers

 

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Apex Magazine first launched in 2005. Since then, we've released 131 issues, 553 stories, and two-and-a-half million words of strange, shocking, surreal, beautiful fiction. When we reopened in 2020, we returned at our current price of $24/year for 6 standard issues...

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SHORT FICTION

As the Sun Dies

As the Sun Dies

But our peace betrayed us, blinded us to the slow winding of the spindle, and when we saw it, it was too late. The end didn’t come quietly. When the earthquakes hit, three houses fell into a crack across the South River. For days, the ground heaved beneath us, and our dead moaned in their graves. 

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