running across the Sonoran desert at twilight, Oscar glimpsed a brilliant, unblinking point of light traversing the sky and couldn’t resist raising a hand upwards in salutation. He slowed his pace to stand, breathing deep on the hard-packed dirt, hands on hips, sweat streaming down his face. The International Space Station skated overhead, as anonymous...
A.C. Koch is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has been published in literary journals such as The Mississippi Review, Exquisite Corpse, and the Columbia Journal. Two of his short stories have been awarded first place in the Raymond Carver Short Story Award at Carve Magazine (2003, 2007), and another story was just named runner-up in the Tennessee Williams Short Fiction Contest. He lives in Denver, CO, where he teaches linguistics and plays guitar in Firstimers, a powerpop ensemble.
Enrica Angiolini is an illustrator and comic colorist. 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 university, gaining a Bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language and Culture. In 2015 she started her career in comics, and soon after got her first full series with Titan Comics, Warhammer 40.000. Enrica is now working for them as colorist on Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor, The Steel Prince, and No World.