ALL THAT THE STORM TOOK // Yah Yah Scholfield – 5572 words
Two sisters quarrel over remaining in their home as Hurrican Katrina bears down on the lower Ninth Ward. Leaving means abandoning a proud family legacy, staying will cost more than they ever imagined.
ROOTS ON YA // LH MOORE – 6829 words
A rootworker is dragged into a young lovers’ triangle when a curse invites evil into a turn of the century Virgina community.
LUSCA // Soleil Knowles – 2562 words
Voracious hunger draws a young woman to the sea, despite her mother’s best efforts to hide her true nature.
THE TRANSITION OF OSOOSI // Ozzie M. Gartrell – 7900 words
An ambitious young hacker seeks out the Anansi—a legendary hacktivist collective—for help in overthrowing the techno-authoritarian American government. But will he pay their asking price?
Aliens Visit the Caribbean // Terese Mason Pierre