May Issue

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old,
but on building the new.”
– Socrates

MAY 2021


Visit our SUBMISSION GUIDELINES to see if your submission is right for our June Issue

HISTORY AS FUTURE

POETRY

A poem about being queer, disabled, and neurodivergent. The dystopia pictured in books and movies is often reality for marginalized people.

BY SHILOH OSHEEN


ORANGE MOON

SHORT STORY

Greta leads a discovery team to a planet circling a binary star system. Nothing is even close to the familiar earth standards and with her crew, she discovers exactly how different this world is.

BY KNITMISTRESS


SANCTUARY CITY

SHORT STORY

A short story set in a dystopian future after the disbandment of the United States. This story follows a journalist named Shane as he attempts to write a compelling article for his newspaper’s anniversary issue for the global acceptance of one religion worldwide.

BY ANONYMOUS


WOMAN UNDER REPAIR – PART 1

SHORT STORY

Six years ago, a young technician was horribly injured in the worst nuclear plant disaster since Chernobyl. She was presumed dead to all but a small team of governmental officials and doctors. Dr. Daniel Hunt had developed an experimental technique that was the only way to save Mikiko’s life. Six years later, she was reborn, not just as she had been before but as more. Mikiko Jahn became the world’s first synthetic woman.

BY JAMES PYLES


WOMAN UNDER REPAIR – PART 2

SHORT STORY

Find out what happens next with Mikiko and Dr. Daniel Hunt inside a secure medical facility somewhere near Tokyo.
Join us for the exciting conclusion to Woman Under Repair coming next week.

BY JAMES PYLES


WOMAN UNDER REPAIR – PART 3

SHORT STORY

The story concludes as Mikiko reflects on the decisions that led her to this point. Now she is faced with her greatest challenge; using her unique abilities to find and stop the world’s most notorious human trafficker. Mikiko’s life had been miraculously saved, but she would never be complete until she could save his victims.

BY JAMES PYLES


OUR LAND MORE PROSPEROUS, STILL SHALL BE

SHORT STORY

Investigative journalist, Park Kyung-ja, writes about her experience in North Korea while depicting the country as the ideal utopian society. But is there more than meets the eye?

BY ADRIAN DAVID


SOMETHING IN THE AIR – PART 1

SHORT STORY

Something in the Air follows two men who have recently transitioned to a halfway house from the prison system. Idris and Ski have decided to attend college as a way of reentry but something is in the air, a pandemic of global proportions shuts down the city, and then the world.

BY DAEMON MANX


SOMETHING IN THE AIR – PART 2

SHORT STORY

Idris and Ski must fight for their lives to escape the insanity of the house as everyone starts dying around them. Although the world that they find is nothing at all like the one they left behind.

BY DAEMON MANX


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