Short Story Review: “I live with him, i see his face, i go no more away” by Helen Oyeyemi

Some girls wearing school uniform (lucky girls) helped me fold up the frills at the bottom of the skirt so that it didn't scrape the floor. It was really too much. I wanted to kill myself. I know you hate it when I say that, and of course I don't mean it when I say … Continue reading Short Story Review: “I live with him, i see his face, i go no more away” by Helen Oyeyemi

Short Story Review: Lost Girl by Catherine Lundoff

Now I am just here… waiting. Watching you steam off the dreadful living room wallpaper through my transparent body. Feeling you shiver when I run my fingers down your arm. Longing to caress your flesh when you undress and sink rapidly into lukewarm water in the claw foot tub in the bathroom. Wanting you to … Continue reading Short Story Review: Lost Girl by Catherine Lundoff

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