TABLE OF CONTENTS

Every dreadful thing we’ve ever published.

Teacher’s Game

J. A. Bryson November 25, 2022

You run an illegal school for illegal children in an illegal township. You fight for a future your own child will never know.

Welcome to TranquiGage

Z. T. Gwynn November 23, 2022

You’ve got mail, citizen-employee.

I Am A Chair

Nathaniel Lee November 18, 2022

An ambitious human furnishing gets a taste of luxury.

To Taste Again That Bitter Tea

Leon Perniciaro November 16, 2022

A story about emptiness and the things we do to feel whole.

You and I

Gabriel Converse November 11, 2022

Delta 2Xb has gone haywire again, and you only have your selves to blame.

The Day the Slugs Fell Off

Jason P. Burnham November 7, 2022

Survivors of an alien invasion make an alarming discovery.

Love Letter to My Mother Written on a Train from Moscow

Sofia Ezdina November 4, 2022

The past is a locomotive that pulls the future. Sometimes, neither is yours.

Cult Comfort

M Lopes da Silva November 2, 2022

cult comfort, or knowing your sacred transfiguration into a scapegoat was worthwhile, the goat mask you wore over your head for years was worth wearing,

Silent Jenny

Samuel Marzioli October 31, 2022

Dalisay finds true friendship in Jenny, a girl with disturbing abilities.

A Piece of the Sky

Warren Benedetto October 28, 2022

With all due respect, sir, you don’t know what you’re talking about.

Now Free on Nile Unlimited: Opening the Gates to Madness

Jason P. Burnham October 26, 2022

Get the book everybody’s raving about.

Red Penny

Andrew Kozma October 19, 2022

Who doesn’t remember their time in middle school as a background character in someone else’s nightmare?

Rewind

Ephiny Gale October 12, 2022

A train. A friend. An escape hatch. A choice.

Getting Better

David Lee Zweifler October 5, 2022

A father undergoes a radical change.

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