The Travails of Mr. Yazoo

My client wakes at eight on Sunday, so that’s when I appear in his doorway. The schedule says he has two hours of Mr. Yazoo time before he needs to get to Mandarin lessons. We eat our usual breakfast of gluten-free, high-protein, extra-calcium cereal. Despite its professed lack of sugar, he’s doing his I’m-wired-and-want-to-play dance in…

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Christian Holt

Christian Holt is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s MFA program in fiction. His work has appeared in Gargoyle, The Southeast Review, Front Porch Journal, The Potomac Review, and Woven Tale Press, among others. He resides in Los Angeles with his pet robot vacuum, Isildur.

Yuntong Lei

Yuntong Lei has two years freelance illustrator experience, and one year character artist experience. Now, she mainly focuses on children’s book illustration and concept art for animation. Previously, she has had four years of experience as a realistic oil painting artist doing a BFA in Fine Art. She has an open attitude towards many new things and likes to explore and find new things. She describes herself as an observer of humanity, hoping to learn more about humanity and new ways of seeing the world.

First Featured In: No. 21, spring 2024

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