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Archive for April, 2016

  • Fiction: “The Music of Difference” by E. M. Byrne

    Apr 22, 16 • Fiction, MarqueeNo Comments
    Fiction: “The Music of Difference” by E. M. Byrne

    I just want to get it over with—have Tina’s family judge my immune song to be lacking and declare that we don’t have a future together. Because that’s what’s going to happen, isn’t it? I swirl my wine, coming close to an embarrassing spill on the Ryans’ pristine polar-hair sofa...

  • Fiction: “Mood Skin” by Karin Terebessy

    Apr 21, 16 • Fiction, Marquee2 Comments
    Fiction: “Mood Skin” by Karin Terebessy

    Colin had a white birthmark on his blonde hair and one on his blonde lashes. Blindingly white and full of bones, he looked more like a towering birch than a teenage boy. “You want to know how white I am?” He whispered over the book stacks...

  • Fiction: “Invasive Species” by Steve Quinn

    Apr 20, 16 • Fiction, MarqueeNo Comments
    Fiction: “Invasive Species” by Steve Quinn

    “Do you know how many species of post-arboreal bipeds we have on the conservation list?” the vaguely froglike creature asked. It was the size of a rhinoceros and using its tongue to manipulate a three-dimensional holographic listing of species and their home systems. “Not offhand, no,” Megan said...

  • Fiction: “Plum, Rose and a Hint of Musk”
    by Mark Rookyard

    Apr 19, 16 • Fiction, MarqueeNo Comments
    Fiction: “Plum, Rose and a Hint of Musk” <br />by Mark Rookyard

    “I smelled Jennifer last night, while I slept,” Richard said, staring at the white ceiling. The doctor nodded and wrote on his pad. “And what did she smell like?” Richard closed his eyes. “Her favourite perfume. Plums and roses and the faintest hint of musk. It smelled so real.”...