The Vanishing Point

Diana puts on the deer head when she gets home from work. She’s constructed the steel frame to rest comfortably on her shoulders. The felted aluminum plates lend her face the contour of an airplane hangar. At first, the snout tubes were uncomfortable, but her nostrils have toughened. She gives Jehovah’s Witnesses a shock.  She’d…

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Lara Ehrlich

Lara Ehrlich is the author of the short story collection Animal Wife, which was selected as the winner of the Red Hen Fiction Award by New York Times bestselling author Ann Hood, who says the book “made me dizzy with its exploration and illumination of the inner and outer lives of girls and women.” Lara’s writing appears in StoryQuarterly, Hunger Mountain, and The Massachusetts Review, among other publications. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Learn more at and find Lara on Twitter @EhrlichLara.

Daniel Reneau

Daniel Reneau is a Denver-based illustrator skilled in digital and traditional mediums, and who 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. 14, summer 2019

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