Issue #170
April 02, 2015

Featuring new cover art: “Twisted Mountain Valley” by Christopher Balaskas. Enter giveaways to win a signed copy of Cat Rambo’s new novel Beasts of Tabat, set in the same world as “Primaflora’s Journey,” or a signed copy of her collection Near + Far.


Primaflora’s Journey

After that it became an act of defiance, growing out her hair. Every morning she lay in her cell amid the mass of it she had strained to produce over the course of the night, feeling herself drawn thinner, tighter, counting the sweet hay smell surrounding her a victory.

Wild Things Got to Go Free

My cousin Ren was waiting for Mama in the kitchen, pacing. When he looked at me, I saw the flickering light in his eyes, just like Mama's. He was going away, too. It looked like nobody would get to say goodbye to him properly, either. I hated the soldiers so much it hurt.

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