“Wrestle bears, bring them to their knees
Steal the honey from killer bees”
– Clem Snide, “Find Love”


“Where We Are Bound” by Kate Dollarhyde
The forest is thick with ghost girls tonight; the one she stalks is but one among many.

“The Wasp-Keeper’s Mother” Andi C. Buchanan
They may have an estrangement somewhere in their families, but there are no wasps, no dead children lurking wherever they walk.

“The Birth and Death of Islands” by Octavia Cade
She remembers them sometimes: the victims of Black Death, the way it swept over continents and across oceans,
the way it took all the heartbeats of the world but hers.

“Your Harbor Is a Graveyard, Your Sanctuary a Tomb” by Eeleen Lee
Mira sat by the infinity pool to watch the hospital ships set themselves on fire every night.

“A Love Like Bruises” by Jeremy Szal
“So,” the imprisoned alien asked me, flanked by a semi-circle of scented candles, religious ornaments and protection wards,
“what did you do to get sent out here?”

“Sasquatch Summer” by Erica L. Satifka
That was the summer the sasquatches came down from Mount Hood and put Papa out of a job.

“The Gentry” by Benjamin C. Kinney
Manhattan and the Summer Land have a lot more in common than most people think, Prime Minister.

“Fairy Tales” by Gretchen Tessmer

“The Chambermaid” by Mari Ness

“Exchanged” by Elizabeth Kestrel Rogers

“Persephone” by Emma J. Gibbon

“What Gets Left Behind” by Karen Steiger

Therrious Davis


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