9 February 2009
Vol. 8, No. 4
Merritt watched Amrita lift her arms to the flock of sparrows heading south and mouthed the thought that clucked at her every day since their arrival in Toronto: I don't want to be here. The birds skimmed over the roof, wheeled, and faded to a darker blot in the clouded sky. Her daughter's slender hands, unmittened, trembled in the cold. Stirred by the birds' passing, the purple, gold, and silver ribbons tied around each stick-thin wrist fluttered upward. They were wings, Amrita explained as she scattered breadcrumbs across the tangled weave of frozen grass and weeds, wings to fly her home.
2 September 2004
Vol. 4, No. 3
short story, speculative fiction
When I woke up without my little toe, I knew it was going to be the day.
On 25 March an unusually strange event occurred in St. Petersburg.
In her dreams of November Isabel was always free. Consider: November in the district of Novaliches is the perfect medias res.