100 Days by Jonny DeStefano

The Kobold: Joel Tagert

THE KOBOLD By Joel Tagert Art by Jonny DeStefano Published Issue 082, October 2020 “Why did you bring her?” Collin asked as they got out of their vehicles beside the barn, frowning at the six-year-old girl hiding behind Alicia’s purple-velvet cloak.  “Don’t be a dick,” Alicia said. “She’s my cousin and no one else could …

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October Birdy Book Club: Hana Zittel

BOOK CLUB By Hana Zittel Published Issue 082, October 2020 Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin, Translated from Spanish by Megan McDowell (2020) In Samanta Schweblin’s very near future, the newest tech trend does not come in the form of an app, tablet, or wearable gadget, but an adorable electronic creature that roams around your home like …

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Boats art by Peter Glanting


SCRIMSHAWBy Joel TagertPublished Issue 076, April 2020 It was the day after what would come to be called the Black Squall of ’52 that Dan Jensen and his little crew puttered into the bay with a catch fit to burst the nets. “I only want three things in life: a good catch, a good beer, …