“Tiny Bones”: An Excerpt From Jen Fawkes’s “Tales the Devil Told Me”

Jen Fawkes cover

Today, we’re pleased to present an excerpt from Tales the Devil Told Me, the new collection by Jen Fawkes. Sharma Shields hailed its unexpected takes on familiar narratives, saying, “By subverting our notions of notorious villains, Jen Fawkes has conjured a magic talking mirror whose words reveal our collective humanity and vulnerability.” And if that piques your interest, read on for the story “Tiny Bones.”

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Six Ridiculous Questions: Max Caspar (and Kathe Koja)

Caspar and Koja

The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.

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Currents, an Interview Series with Brian Alan Ellis (Episode 59: Janice Lee)

Janice Lee

JANICE LEE (she/her) is a Korean-American writer, editor, teacher, and shamanic healer. She is the author of several books, including Imagine a Death (Texas Review Press, 2021) and Separation Anxiety (CLASH Books, 2022); A roundtable, unanimous dreamers chime in, a collaborative novel co-authored with Brenda Iijima, is also forthcoming in 2022 from Meekling Press, and an essay (co-authored with Jared Woodland) is featured in the recently released 4K restoration of Sátántangó (dir. Béla Tarr) from Arbelos Films. She is Founder and Executive Editor of Entropy, Co-Publisher at Civil Coping Mechanisms, and Co-Founder of The Accomplices LLC. She currently lives in Portland, OR, where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Portland State University. 

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“The Mooneaters”: An Excerpt From Bradley Sides’s “Those Fantastic Lives”

"Those Fantastic Lives"

Today, we’re pleased to present an excerpt from Bradley Sides’s forthcoming collection Those Fantastic Lives.Shaun Hamill dubbed the collection “a treasure chest of dark wonder, one that brings to mind the best of Joe Hill and Ray Bradbury.” The story featured below, “The Mooneaters”, originally appeared in a slightly edited version in Rose Red Review.

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Currents, an Interview Series with Brian Alan Ellis (Episode 58: DuVay Knox)

Duvay Knox

DUVAY KNOX is an author of black pulp fiction, black exploitation, black folklore, and black erotica—“gritty shit that makes you wanna laff, cry, scream or make nasty love.” His books include Soul Collector: The Life of Death as Told by That Nigga Death (Creative Onion Press) and The Pussy Detective (forthcoming from Clash Books). He runs Black Pulp Fiction Press.

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Currents, an Interview Series with Brian Alan Ellis (Episode 57: Duncan Birmingham)

Duncan Birmingham

DUNCAN BIRMINGHAM is a writer and filmmaker in Los Angeles. His fiction has most recently appeared in Mystery TribuneJuked, 7×7 and Joyland. He’s been a writer and producer on numerous TV shows including Maron (with Marc Maron) on IFC and Blunt Talk (from Jonathan Ames) on Starz. His short films have premiered at Sundance, AFI, GenArt and New York Film Festival. He can be found procrastinating on Twitter at @duncanbirm. His first book of short stories, The Cult in My Garage, (Maudlin House) was published in August. 

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