When I was in the seventh grade, I thought I could control dice with my mind. My middle school drama class was on a bus driving south from Tampa, on our way home from the Florida State Junior Thespian Competition. At a store near the convention center, my friend Vanessa had bought something called The Psychic Abilities Exercise…

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Andrew Jimenez

Andrew Jimenez is a freelance writer and editor living in Brooklyn, NY. His nonfiction work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Paris Review Daily, Luna Luna, and Curlew Magazine. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and is currently working on a novel about the early life of Abraham Lincoln. If you would like to fight him, he can be reached at

Daniel Reneau

Daniel 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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