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Cover of Nightmare Magazine, 104

The Cabbit. Nightmare Magazine, #104. May 1, 2021. (4000 words.)

I wonder if rich people do cosmetic surgeries on animals. “Where’d you get it?” His eyebrows rise; I’ve asked the wrong question. He puts the cabbit back in its kennel. It feels like a punishment.
#BodyHorror #Desire #Jealousy #College
Reviewed by Charles Payseur, Quick Sip Reviews: "an unsettling, at times difficult read, but one very much worth spending some time with."
Cover of Khoreo Magazine, 1

The Frankly Impossible Weight of Han. Khoreo Magazine, #1. Feb. 15, 2021. (5038 words.)

"Four hours after Grant Rutherford completes his life’s work—a machine that extracts energy and matter from ambient sources to create exact copies of anything it scans—he passes out behind the wheel of his 2025 Ford Fusion, crests a highway embankment, and flips into a ditch."
#Grief #Hope #Community #Machines #Ghosts
Reviewed by Charles Payseur, Quick Sip Reviews: "A strange but powerful story."
Reviewed by Maria Haskin, Short Fiction Treasures - Strange Horizon: "Read and savour this for its unsettling strangeness and its piercing beauty."
Reviewed by Vanessa Fogg, It's A Jumble: "... notes of humor and whimsy amid the poignancy. Moving, original, and lovely."
Cover of Apparition Literary Magazine, 12: Satisfaction

A Bird Always Wants More Mangoes. Apparition Literary Magazine, #12: Satisfaction. Nov. 1, 2020. (4300 words.)

"Birdie looks in through the open window at the body, and she just knows. There's a stillness that can't be faked, like when the wind dies to nothing and the sun's pounding the asphalt in a deserted hour of the afternoon."
#Eco #Class #Horror #Surreal #Mangoes #AudioAvailable
Reviewed by Jeff Reynolds, TrollBreath.com: "Creepy good and I never had a clue what would happen next."
Reviewed by Gwen C. Katz, The Future Fire: "..pleasingly macabre ... brings a freshness to the monster-house genre."