The Great Passing

Speaking into the computer’s mic, The Regulator sat with his back to the geodesic dome: “Day two of the fiesta is underway. All atmospheric checks have been regulated: barometric pressure checked with no changes; PH balances of all major bodies of water, plus residential lines, checked with no changes; water temperature checked for Artificial Lake…

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Matthew Higgins

Matt Higgins is a bald man. He knows this because strangers on the street will rub his head sans permission. Matt’s main gig involves teaching high school students how to pass standardized tests (oh, and reading and writing too). Although a New Jersey native (Exit 38, son!), he escaped the mass unemployment of the Garden State in order to pursue a much warmer existence in Houston, TX, where turn signals are outlawed, the pizza is terrible, and the oil and gas industry is God. Matt’s fiancée, despite her love of pizza, followed him, for which he’ll be forever thankful.

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 the co-creator of the graphic novel Zombiraq, a winner of the 2013 L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Award, and a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Learn more at

First Featured In: No. 8, summer 2017

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