At first it is no more than a curiosity satisfied. The fleshiness of verdigris: sour, like licking blood. The new-grass bite of funicular. The prickle of a full-stop. But the boy Edward soon becomes ravenous. Schoolbooks prove reliable, if uninspired, sources. Those from the daily paper, once his father is done with it, tend to be a little…

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Ríona Judge McCormack

Ríona Judge McCormack has spent eight years working in various fields of international development—human rights, peace, HIV/AIDS and public policy—in Ireland, Cambodia and South Africa. Though she very much enjoys the “day job,” she has recently been dedicating time to her first love: writing. She is currently shortlisted for a 2015 Hennessey Literary Award, and was shortlisted this year for both the Fish International Short Story and Flash Fiction Prizes. Her fiction and non-fiction has been published in New Irish Writing, Sassafras Literary Magazine, and the Irish Times. She currently lives in Johannesburg, where she is completing her first novel.

Piya Wannachaiwong

Piya is a fantasy artist based out of Penndel, PA. He loves to make his living painting dragons, knights, and monsters. Clients include Fantasy Flight Games, Llewellyn Worldwide, Albino Dragon and now, F(r)iction!

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