A Small Bloody Gift // Naomi Day – 6167 words
As Kehaka prepares to assume her grandmother’s mantle of Keeper, a new love dares her to imagine a life beyond her district’s survival and a means to escape a terrifying rite of passage. Content warning for some body horror.
Tet fe Mal // Zin E. Rocklyn – 5865 words
An all-consuming heat and craving. A nick along the Lambdoid suture that won’t heal. And a forgotten love with eyes like a raging storm. Content warning for gore.
The Plaster // Laura Barker – 3802 words
Cut your finger on social media, receive a delicious meal from a luxury catering company. Are you up for the challenge? Content warning for brief violence.
We Grew Tall and Strong by the Water // Leah Andelsmith – 12999 words
Helen finds herself in the all-Black town of Rainey, Oklahoma, in hopes of reclaiming a dear friend’s lost childhood secret—but requires help from children with secrets of their own.
My Mother, she ate me // Akua Lezli Hope
Questions for the Coming Age of the God of Meat // Denzel Xavier Scott
Recounting the Cat-Child’s Birth to the Elders // Joanne Godley
The Magic is in the Roots: Cultural Reconnection through Magical Realism // Lysz Flo
How Cyberpunk 2077 Became The Definitive Example of Afrofuturism // Ural Garrett