Stories from
October, 2018

The kiss had to wait—his batteries died. She ran out to buy new ones; every passing second, the illusion she had built crumbled a bit more.

Miguel Paolo Reyes is a researcher from the Philippines.

Saying goodnight to my daughter: I recline her seat and read by dome light. When it’s cold I start the engine and let it idle her to sleep.​

Adam Henze (@henzbo) is a poet, educator, and researcher at Indiana University. He studies critical literacy and likes to play video games.

I told him to stop crying after our house flooded. It was only going to make the situation worse.

James Machell (@JamesRJMachell) is an SF/F writer in South Korea with an MSc in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh.

We talk about a lot down here, but one key point remains unspoken. When the water finally closes over him, it will only be up to my chin.

Phil Dyer is finding the time in Liverpool.