At first mention of the word, many will recall: a Turin shroud of white linen; alembic fumes of brandied fat; flesh that gives like honeysuckle; ribs crackling between silver fillings; an ejaculation of ambrosia from a minute and bursting heart. Not Albert. What springs most vividly to his mind is the darkness. Or perhaps half-light…

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Dane Huckelbridge

Dane hails from the American Midwest, although he currently lives with his wife in New York City. His fiction and essays have appeared in a variety of publications, including Tin House, The New Republic, and The New Delta Review. His first novel, Castle of Water, is being published by St. Martin’s Press in 2017.

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 a winner of the 2013 L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future award, and a graduate of the Academy of Art Univerity in San Francisco.

First Featured In: No. 5, summer 2016

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