Fiction

          Murmurations by Nina Ficenec

          I enjoyed most pulling my teeth out during school. I was never pretty anyway, Fit for candlelight, my parents would say, so I felt no aesthetic affliction with these small forfeitures.

          Fiction

          The Last Great White by Christopher Murphy

          When Ron saw the headline from his daughter, “Last Great White Dies,” he almost picked up the phone. His daughter made a lot of noise for extinctions.

          Book Reviews

          The Theory of Almost Everything by Salvatore Pane

          The opening of Salvatore Pane’s sophomore novel, The Theory of Almost Everything gives a sample of what you can expect from it — an off-the-wall adventure into the multiverse to try and prevent the death of our reality, shot through with self-aware and self-torturing thoughts.

          Fiction

          Miracle On Barnacle Street by Laton Carter

          There are no streets named after presidents in Port Storm. There are only seven streets anyway, and one of them is gravel.

          Fiction

          A Woman of Appetites by Yasmina Din Madden

          She was always hungry, so when Adeline ate her beautiful baby boy, no one was surprised.

          Fiction

          The First Law Of Holes by Meg Pokrass

          “Before he became a clown, he was a bit light-footed,” Mom said. “Your father could slip away in the middle of a funeral and nobody would notice.” These were stories I collected about Dad, who I barely remembered from childhood.

          Fiction

          The Mother by Ashley Burnett

          Marina had always known she would be a Mother. She had no discernible talent, wasn’t particularly pretty or intelligent. But she had a womb, and the moon needed those.

          Book Reviews

          Messiah Tortoise by James R. Gapinski

          At its essence, James R. Gapinski’s Messiah Tortoise is a brief, yet intriguing collection of absurd narratives that take place in zoo settings populated with a diverse array of animals and zoo staff.

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          Shitstorm deals with the world of social media, opinion, and politics. And even if the final version of the book wasn’t evident to me for a while, as far back as 2013 I was already trying to get my head around our interactions in a world increasingly posed of digital agoras, where outrage is a currency, and where reaction many times replaces thinking.

          Fiction

          Hollywood & Highland by Samantha Paige Rosen

          I hold a peach in my hand. The whole thing.

          Fiction

          Thinny Mister Howards by afopefoluwa ojo

          Mister Howards is a man who wants to be another man, and his life is not better off for it.