Summer Home

Bored and ravenous for something fresh after our long voyage from Seattle, we docked the Caliban and slaughtered the fueling station’s crew. The night smelled rich and fecund as we opened their throats, the shafts of moonlight like God’s fingers thrusting between heavy machines and tanks.Daria believed in moderation, in lying low and quiet while...
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Brett Riley

Brett Riley is the Pushcart-nominated author of The Subtle Dance of Impulse and Light and the feature-length screenplay Candy’s First Kiss. His short fiction has appeared in journals such as The Baltimore Review, Solstice, Folio, The Evansville Review, The Wisconsin Review, and many others. His nonfiction has appeared in Foliate Oak Magazine, Green Hills Literary Lantern, and Wild Violet. He teaches creative writing, American literature, and composition at the College of Southern Nevada. He lives in Henderson, NV, with his wife, kids, and fur-babies.

Michelle Lockamy

Michelle is an illustrator orbiting around Philadelphia, PA. She has a BFA in Illustration from Moore College of Art & Design, and has wanted to be an illustrator her entire life. Her whimsical award-winning art has appeared in games, books, and even as a window display in a department store. She spends her time illustrating personal and client work and working as the Gallery Manager of the Philadelphia Sketch Club. View her work at and follow her sketch adventures on Instagram @michellelockamy.

First Featured In: No. 11, summer 2018

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