The Adventure Issue
No. 6, winter 2016
A word to the wise: some of these stories are chilling; some of them will bite. Some will make you gasp, your breath brisk and cloudy. Some will wake you days later with a shiver down your spine. Some, too, glow like coals; these are the stories to warm your hands over, to clutch close. The terrain beyond this page is slippery, glittering, and treacherous—but would you have your adventure any other way?
Our Fall 2016 issue features an interview with best-selling author Isaac Marion, along with an excerpt of Burning World, the sequel to his apocalyptic zombie romantic comedy Warm Bodies. The luminous poets of Girls Write Now share their dreams, rages, and joys in our community feature. With short fiction by Jason Mott, poetry by Amie Whittemore and Linda Pastan, and a devilish graphic short story by Erin Mehlos, we promise nothing but the most thrilling of escapades.
There’s a cavernous, crystalline world waiting for you below the ice. Let F(r)iction #6 be your guidebook.
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In this issue:
- Editor’s Note, Words By Dani Hedlund, Art By Brian Demers
- Only Space Above, Words By Ben Janse, Art By Enrica Angiolini
- Three Poems, Words By Linda Pastan, Art By Arthur Asa
- Melancholy Dreams, Words By Brij Bajwa, Art By Tyler Champion
- The Forgiveness Machine, Words By Joy Baglio, Art By Brian Demers
- Cinema Lessons, Words By A. C. Koch, Art By Sierra Gonzales
- Trophies/Treasures, Words By Nancy Novitch, Art By Ryan Gajda
- If There is Anything We Can Do, Words By Steph Kilen, Art By Enrica Angiolini
- Resurrecting Hidden Plots: An Author Feature with Isaac Marion, Words By Isaac Marion, Art By Ryan Gajda
- Writing Dreams on Butterfly Wings: A Special Feature with Girls Write Now, Words By Zoe Antoine-Paul, Shakeva Griswould, Jane Liu, Yesmil Polanco, Art By Carly Lyn Heath
- The Dream Eaters, Words By Christian Holt, Art By Catherine LaPointe Vollmer
- Tuxedos and Evening Gowns, Words By James R. Gapinski, Art By Brian Demers
- Genevieve, Art & Words By Erin Mehlos
- Push/Strain, Words By Casey Guerin, Art By Carly Lyn Heath
- Three Poems, Words By Amie Whittemore, Art By Arthur Asa
- A Quarrelsome Query, Words By Race Garber, Art By Tyler Champion
- 90°N Latitude, Words By Jason Mott, Art By Alyssa Ann Menold