Fables, yarns, tales, fantasies, science fiction, magic realism and other fantastical flavors.

The Girl Beneath

November 27, 2020

In this eerie take on a central tale of the Arthurian mythos, the Lady of the Lake is reimagined as a surface-dwelling girl, transformed by time and strife into the jealous warden of Excalibur, the legendary sword of power.

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Worse Than Wolves

November 13, 2020

A holiday party in the California desert takes a surrealistic and disorienting turn, awash with all the unresolved dread and sublimated panic of a David Lynch movie.

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The Siege

November 6, 2020

A war with no end gives way to an extraordinary, endless summer of peace and healing — all betrayed by idle cruelty and the failure of memory.

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Non Ego Te Absolvo

October 30, 2020

The fate of Father Ambrose in Paul Negri’s “Non Ego Te Absolvo” could easily serve as the storyline to a black metal concept album. Suffice it to say, just desserts are served to the piously deserving. Happy Halloween.

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Nobody Ever Has Before

October 16, 2020

In Arizona writer Jesse Sensibar’s “Nobody Ever Has Before,” a terrible crash on a desert highway leads to an eerie but poignant encounter between the living and the dead.

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A Dark Sage

October 9, 2020

In this dreamlike, eerie and allusive little tale, a boy’s mother “disappears into the sky,” carried off by owls, and a visitation of crows heralds a dark new presence in his life.

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