Issue 8

Fiction


What the Humans Call Heartache
by Jiksun Cheung

The egg crunched in her fist, yolk oozing between her fingers onto the kitchen counter. She wiped away the mess, dropped the empty carton into the whirring garbage disposal chute, and patted down her apron in the doorway to the dining room.

“I’m sorry, ma’am,” said Astrid, “but we seem to have run out of eggs.”

On the Getting of Husbands and the Spawning of Children
by Sophie Sparrow

Deep in the woods, where the sun’s light never reaches to break apart the shadows, through a thicket of brambles and stinging shrubs, there stands a house. It is not made of gingerbread, nor does it walk on chicken’s legs. But it is, for want of a better word, home.

Poetry


The Early Teleporter: A Successful Use
by Kimberly BMW Wade

 Perhaps we are all translated, transformed in / our travels, turned in our journeys, changed / in our exchanges every day. But I am broken.

Princess
by P. H. Low

that storm was no accident. I raised    my hands / & the clouds                           tumbled in,     lightning lashing / the sky’s           proud prow

To Seek a Fairy Sovereign [Diptych]
by Xuan Nguyen

There is nothing more beyond the door. / There is no kingdom of gods, no wonder, no more.

Cover Art


Detention
by Shay Fan

Editorial


Thank You
by S. Qiouyi Lu