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Extras

The Antidote

Arsenika would like to thank the following people for their support on Patreon. You make this magazine possible! Arsenika Ranjan Phosphora Metaphorosis, Alasdair Stuart, Maria Haskins Nitrogena Naomi C, Cast of Wonders, Rose Lemberg, Margaret Wack, Erin Hartshorn, TJ Berry, Dave, Mel G. Cabral

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Art

Slow Day at the Flower Shop

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Poetry

White Herons

Love is a canvas with salt stains
on the wrist, hard wind nursed in
serpentine surfs, tuft of herons
turned white knitting rain to sails.

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Poetry

the lagahoo speaks for itself

you think I is the monster?
nah—I is just a funeral procession
with canine teeth.

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Fiction

Reflected Across the Dark

The portals began appearing four months ago. We were curious, like everyone, but they were rare and strange and didn’t matter.

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Fiction

Praying to the God of Small Chances

I meet the god of small chances in a hospital waiting room, amidst the smell of unwashed bodies and overwashed floors.

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Editorial

Poison-Pen Letters

The response to the first submissions period for Arsenika was massive—we received over 800 submissions from more than 35 countries. Many of the pieces were excellent, and it was difficult to make the final decisions. But ultimately we culled the issue down to the six pieces here, with authors representing five different countries. Laurel Amberdine’s […]

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Poetry

Mirror, Reflect Our Unknown Selves

I recall lying next to my sister, saying,
“Those with machine lungs don’t know how to exhale love.
Why do they come here to us?”

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Poetry

if ink could flow backward

separating what is from what could be
I’d erase all the borders
I would melt the walls
edit history for you
if I could change time