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Issue 129
January 2022

EDITORIAL

Editorial
by Jason Sizemore

ORIGINAL FICTION

It Happened in 'Loontown
by Lavie Tidhar
City Lights
by Yilun Fan
translated by S. Qiouyi Lu
Sheri, At This Very Moment (available 1/18)
by Bianca Sayan
What Una Loves (available 1/25)
by Rich Larson
Lamia (available 2/1)
by Cristina Jurado 
translated by Monica Louzon
The Cure for Loneliness (available 2/8)
by M. Shaw

CLASSIC FICTION

O2 Arena
         by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki
That Rough-Hewn Sun (available 1/20)
by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

INTERVIEWS

Interview with Author M. Shaw (available 2/9)
by Marissa van Uden
Interview with Author Bianca Sayan (available 1/19)
by Rebecca E. Treasure
Interview with Artist Luka Brico (available 2/10)
by Russell Dickerson 

NONFICTION

Tie Me to the Mast (Metaphorically Speaking): Social Writing in the Age of the Pandemic (available 1/21)
by C. S. E. Cooney
The Importance of Presenting Disabilities in Literature (available 1/28)
         by Mercedes M. Yardley 

REVIEWS

Words for Thought: Short Fiction Review (available 1/17)
by A.C. Wise
Black Chain by Dominic Martell (available 2/3)
        by Keturah Barchers
Flowers for the Sea by Zin E. Rocklyn (available 2/3)
        by Tracy Robinson

Cover art by Luka Brico.

From the Blog

SHORT FICTION

O2 Arena

O2 Arena

How she had shrunk in such a short while, I couldn’t understand. I held her bony hand in mine, rubbing it on my cheek, desperate to feel something of her as I’d known her before. Her fingers were warm, and I felt a faint throbbing as she breathed laboriously from a cylinder by the side of the bed. Over the edges of the mask, her panicked eyelids fluttered, and I couldn’t tell if she knew I was there.

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