Microchimerism: the presence in the host body of a small number of distinct genetic cells that originated from another. Mel only knows pain. She’s forgotten the astringent shock of antiseptic that earlier made her feel like vomiting. Gone is the sterile white room without windows, the hard metal bed, more suited to a cell or…

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Karen Whitelaw

Karen Whitelaw is an Australian writer and teacher of creative writing. She completed a MCA at the University of Newcastle, and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Cutwater Literary Anthology, Newcastle Short Story Award Anthology, Award Winning Australian Writing 2016, and Mascara Literary Review. Her fiction has won or been a finalist for the Katharine Susannah Pritchard, Newcastle Short Story Award, Wollongong Writers Festival Prize, NWF/Joanne Burns Microlit Award, and F(r)iction Fall Flash Fiction Contest. Her work has been performed at various Writers’ Festivals, including as a visual presentation. She is currently working on a collection of short stories.

Enrica Angiolini

Enrica ‘Eren’ Angiolini was born in Rome in 1988. Raised in a family rich with creativity, she developed a deep love for art—illustration and photography, in particular. She studied foreign languages in high school and college, gaining a Bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language and Culture. Throughout her entire life, she never put aside her passion for drawing. She worked as an illustrator and cover artist until she started a career as a comic colorist in 2015. After some brief collaborations with several editors (Dark Horse, Aspen Comics), she is now working on her first full series for Titan Comics.

First Featured In: No. 8, summer 2017

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