issue 4

Welcome to issue 4! Inside, we have short stories by Steve Carr, Carling Mars, Jameson Hampton, and Andrew Olvera, with poetry by Kwasi Shade, Dani Putney, and Valium Hippy.

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Naja Snake

By: Valium Hippy

Poetry


Parasitism

By: Dani Putney

Poetry


Mosquitoes

By: Dani Putney

Poetry


Mantis

By: Dani Putney

Poetry


Nobody thinks with their liver

By: Kwasi Shade

Poetry


I saw the future like a woman

By: Kwasi Shade

Poetry


Thrilling bird

By: Kwasi Shade

Poetry


We will be fire

By: Kwasi Shade

Poetry


The Sinking of the jade rabbit

By: Steve Carr

Short Fiction - 3.5k words


Without the moon

By: Jameson Hampton

Short Fiction - 2.7k words


somnambulist

By: Carling Mars

Short Fiction - 1.2k words

CW: blood


A brave heart and a decent sword

By: Andrew Olvera

Short Fiction - 2.3k words


cover art

This month’s cover art was done by Apollo Avery. The piece is titled “Mermay.”

Apollo Avery (they/them) is a freelance illustrator and soon-to-be animation student at Sheridan College, class of 2023. In the meantime, they're juggling high school and personal art, listening to Critical Role, and playing DnD. You can find them on twitter and instagram under @apollinares, where they post daily.

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dedications

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X/Y: A Junk Drawer of Trans Voices - a new monthly zine based out of Lansing, MI, featuring the work of trans and gender-diverse creators.


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Lauren Ring Designs - sells creatively designed stickers and patches for the LGBTQ+ community.