After the Snake

I’m the one who told Jake to leave. I laid hands on him first, have always been the one to lay hands on him, and I know it’s wrong, but...
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Latifa Ayad

Latifa Ayad is a Libyan-American writer who was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. Her novel-in-progress was named as a runner-up for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship. Ayad is a MacDowell Fellow, and her work was selected for Best American Non-Required Reading in 2019. Ayad currently resides in Columbus, Ohio, where she works at her local library.

Daniel Reneau

Daniel Reneau is a Denver-based illustrator skilled in digital and traditional mediums, and specializes in horror, fantasy, science-fiction, and comic book illustration. He is the co-creator of the graphic novel Zombiraq, a winner of the 2013 L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Award, and a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Learn more at

First Featured In: No. 16, summer 2020

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