Close Cover Before Striking

It’s all in the smile. If they smile back, you got them hooked. They smile back, they’re already wondering what your tits look like under that dress, or whether you do anal. You’re thinking “not all men.” But the “nots” don’t matter, you’re not there for the nots. You’re there for the ones who smile back…

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the bestselling author of the novels Mexican Gothic, Gods of Jade and Shadow, Certain Dark Things, Untamed Shore, and a bunch of other books. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters).

Dannie Niu

Dannie Niu is an award-winning illustrator based in Atlanta. Dannie loves to create anything beautiful and gorgeous. She likes to work with gold colors and is specialized in using lines to trace the details. Dannie wants to bring more beautiful and positive feelings to the world with her work because she knows the world already has too much harshness.

First Featured In: No. 21, spring 2024

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