Sleep, You Black-Eyed Pig, Fall Into a Deep Pit of Ghosts

Night whispers. Ellen woke instantly, eyes wide, no fog. Her feet took her to the window. Her hands slid the sash up. From the dark mass of trees came a suggestion of voices, clear and pointed as glass, all hiss and high vowels. Clouds of glossy insects flickered, reflecting the moonlight, becoming night again. Ellen…

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Kirsty Logan

Kirsty Logan is the author of the short story collection The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales. She was awarded the Polari First Book Prize and the Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection, and her debut novel, The Gracekeepers, was awarded a Lambda Literary Award. Her most recent book, A Portable Shelter, is a collection of linked short stories inspired by Scottish folktales and was published in a limited edition with custom woodblock illustrations. Her next novel, The Gloaming, is out in May 2018. She is currently working on a collection of short horror stories, a TV pilot script, and a musical collaboration project.

Lilly Higgs

Lilly Higgs is an illustrator and comic artist working in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, with her two cats, Peanut and Noodle. (Together they make Pad Thai.) The daughter of two authors, Lilly accepted her fate, knowing she was bound to do something creative. She attended Savannah College of Art and Design, including studying illustration in New York and Japan. Her previous publications include TokyoPop’s Gothic & Lolita Bible, F(r)iction #7, and Hazel.

First Featured In: No. 9, winter 2017

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