March 1, 2022

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Episode 87: It Rises And Falls And Rises Again

Read it here: RJ Taylor is a queer speculative fiction writer who writes mostly fantasy, near-future, and weird novels, short stories, and flash fiction. She received her MFA from Emerson College and was part of the pilot year of…

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It Rises and Falls and Rises Again

In the darkness, the mountain looked like one endless shadow through which she moved, a shadow herself. A shade. A ghost. She didn't doubt she was climbing to her death. Koel had been confident: he was special, an exception, a hero, a superior person. The normal arrogance of a smart and talented young man, a man whose engineering had created a new system of supply lifts between ledge towns. He’d made them all better, more comfortable. A hero.
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Issue 130

Featuring original fiction by RJ Taylor, Devon Mihesuah, Risa Wolf, Spencer Nitkey, Russell Nichols, and Benjamin Blattberg.
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