The Machine of Wester Moorley (§.01)

§.01 The barton of Nilreb sat upon a dry, razored plain, encircled by high and jagged mountains of reddish-beige stone that looked from afar like the fangs of some ancient and gargantuan beast. Only one road let in from the outer world to that wasted space and upon it, a lone man strode, a thin… Continue reading The Machine of Wester Moorley (§.01)

Hauptsturmführer Fillenius (1944)

By Dan Klefstad The Russians knew they had no chance; we surrounded them. They also knew we’d have no mercy, but they surrendered anyway. They gave up their weapons and helmets, hoping for cigarettes which we no longer had. Were they buying time? Somewhere across the drifting snow, their swine-kin prepared another attack, but we didn’t… Continue reading Hauptsturmführer Fillenius (1944)

Riven Cage

The body had no face. Guiles Dörre recoiled from the bars of the tiger cage, inhaling deeply to steady himself. A horrified moan, stifled in his throat, choked by his slowly eroding constitution. The zoo's emergency sirens blaring in the din. Scent of blood, heavy in the air, mingling odiously with the pungent alloy of… Continue reading Riven Cage

Fiction Recap 2019 [#1]

Selected fiction works we have published as of this year. June Pen & Pedagogy (K. E. / flash) Roadkill (D. A. Estringel / short story) Strawberry Moon (K. E. / flash) The Fissure (K. E. / short story) Lanterns In The Night (K. E. / short story) The Monster & The Paige (K. E. /… Continue reading Fiction Recap 2019 [#1]

A Consideration of Wenclas’ Vodka Friday Night (2019)

Kirk Fannin was the dangerous one– yet for a moment Stacey Shemke was the aggressor. (Wenclas, Vodka Friday Night) §.00 Karl Wenclas' short fiction Vodka Friday Night was the first incarnation of what the author has described as the '3D Story,' a self-conscious attempt to generate a new, vitalistic literary model. §.01 The plot—sharp as a razor—revolves… Continue reading A Consideration of Wenclas’ Vodka Friday Night (2019)

Fiction Circular 6/6/19

§00. Editor’s note: links affixed to author/publisher’s name will redirect to author/publisher social media, links affixed to story/article titles will redirect to the site whereupon the named piece is archived. The ‘authors’ section focuses on lone individuals who publish their own literary work, ‘organizations’ section focuses upon independent presses, lit-mags, e-zines and other literary organizations who… Continue reading Fiction Circular 6/6/19