The Gremlin’s Library: “Report on the Wren Queen’s Dementia” by Rhonda Eikamp

"There were dispensations, of course, if the dream seemed impossible. The body might rebel, or the mind. A dream might be unimaginable. The only time I sought a dispensation was when my son's bird told him to kill himself." -Rhonda Eikamp, "Report on the Wren Queen's Dementia", Lackingtons' Issue 20: Birds Oooooof. This story hits … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: “Report on the Wren Queen’s Dementia” by Rhonda Eikamp

The Gremlin’s Library: “House of the Camphor” by Mina Ikemoto Ghosh

"Madam Setsuko had been alone before she took in the children, alone except for the camphor tree at the heart of the house and the mynah bird that spoke with the voices of the dead. Her black dress was pressed with wealth and worn at the collar with loss. Its lace cuffs had a thread … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: “House of the Camphor” by Mina Ikemoto Ghosh

The Gremlin’s Library: “Eternity Ltd.” by Carole de Monclin

"He was about to contact user support when the trees that had been swaying slowly in the breeze froze, the cicadas stopped singing, and the sun became fixed above the horizon. A message filled the sky: “Sunset #864 unavailable.”" -Carole de Monclin, "Eternity Ltd.", The Arcanist Nov. 28th This is a cynical little flash fiction … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: “Eternity Ltd.” by Carole de Monclin

The Gremlin’s Library: “A Map to a Future Unlike Any Past” by Karolina Fedyk

"They comb their hair back with their only hand. One sleeve of their overcoat is pinned at their chest. When they stand up to shake the sleep out of their body, dreams fall from under the coat like snowflakes." -Karolina Fedyk, "A Map to a Future Unlike Any Past", Lackington's Issue 20: Birds *PAINED POET … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: “A Map to a Future Unlike Any Past” by Karolina Fedyk

The Gremlin’s Library: “The Water-Bearer and the Hawk-King” by H. Pueyo

"Yet one day the lord of Zaltana fell ill, choking on his own tar-black blood, and there was no medicine that could cure his pain. Only one person in the whole kingdom knew the answer to his ailment: Gaíra, he and she, man and woman, healer and witch, hiding in the depths of the forest … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: “The Water-Bearer and the Hawk-King” by H. Pueyo