And All of Us Go Drowning in the Loam

Our Goodly Sun Standing at the foot of the aisle, Sheriff Black Bear waited for her cue. Soon, she would walk Pastor Chickadee up to the little stage in front of the church, where the mayor was giving a speech beneath a banner that said Happy Bicentennial. In the meantime, she blinked a couple times…

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Andrew Hayes Williams

Andrew Hayes Williams is the author of the novel In Light of December. His satire has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and his essay on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” was published by the psychology journal PsyArt. You can find links to this work and more at

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

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