An interview with our issue 124 cover artist, Martina Boscolo.
It is told that the first demon was born when a young human child from the first village on this world wandered out into the forest nearby to explore.
“But he’s my son …” his voice trailed away as he stared into her blank face. This was futile, he realized. How could she, a spell made flesh, possibly understand?
Enjoy our interview with featured author Kelly Sandoval.
Here’s the thing you need to know to understand this story: I was meant to be an only child. The doctors, when they examined my mother, only counted one heartbeat.
It happens on your way home from dropping your brother off at school. You’re stopped at a red light. There’s a soundless flash that makes your ears pop and the world go blank. You stand on the brakes, hard, trying to push the pedal right through the floor. As your eyes squint themselves open, the horizon pulses distantly, once, twice.
Tonya Liburd dives into why patois is praised in some novels and disparaged in others.
It is prohibited for an Osu to interact in any way with the Nwadiala, and that includes using your gifts against them. It is woven into our initiation rites, and to speak or even think of such is considered blasphemy.