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Here Come the Demons by RJ Taylor

Here Come the Demons by RJ Taylor

Down in the valley, beneath trees whose trunks rise evenly spaced and straight but whose gnarled arms twine high above, a woman kneels digging.          She digs with her hands, nails tearing. Bright-beaked birds watch, hopping among the risen roots. One chirps a sad melody, but the song is lost beneath the waterfall’s thundering: aRead more about Here Come the Demons by RJ Taylor[…]

to come when called, to cry when required by Cara Mast

to come when called, to cry when required by Cara Mast

The staircase is weeping again. Not tiny flecks of moisture that could be mistaken for a fresh cleaning, but big shining beads swelling, straining, breaking. Damn. I usually notice before I’ve got pools on the hardwood floor, but I’d been sitting in the dark, watching the fog creep up the yard outside, waiting for theRead more about to come when called, to cry when required by Cara Mast[…]

Guttation, Transformation by Devin Miller

Guttation, Transformation by Devin Miller

Lex on my doorstep, her arms wrapped around a potted monstera deliciosa, smiling. The plant’s fenestrated leaves sway in the breeze, viridescent and bigger than dinner plates. My eyes must be nearly as big. “Erika,” Lex breathes, almost like she’s surprised to see me answering my door. “Hi.” She hitches the plant up her hipRead more about Guttation, Transformation by Devin Miller[…]

WHAT WILL YOU OFFER? by Mark Salzwedel

WHAT WILL YOU OFFER? by Mark Salzwedel

WHAT WILL YOU OFFER? by Mark Salzwedel The alien called itself the Visitor. It orbited our planet beyond our moon for many months and was mistaken for an asteroid. It monitored what it could of our communications and watched buildings go up, forests come down, and the seemingly most intelligent species moving about everywhere withoutRead more about WHAT WILL YOU OFFER? by Mark Salzwedel[…]