LONG TIME LURKER, FIRST TIME BOMBER // Malon Edwards
Sometimes we hurt the ones we love the most. This story of a future Chicago feels too real and achievable, and reminds us that no matter how far we stray there is humanity in every single one of us.
POLICE MAGIC // Brent Lambert
A new age of magic has come and it’s brought the apocalypse with it. Two brothers must journey to find out if there is a way to move forward from the sins of the past.
REVIVAL // Wendi Dunlap
Sometimes the more we change the more things stay the same. In this story, a woman learns that life on a new planet can be just as restrictive as life on the old one.
THE SHADE CALLER // DaVaun Sanders
Do the accursed have the right to choose their path? In Engosfur Pools, accursed beings must decide whether to heed unseen voices that whisper of a new way, or undergo a deadly ritual to rid themselves of their curse.
SISI JE KUISHA (WE HAVE ENDED) // V.H. Galloway
When you’re an endangered species, your continued survival is not up for debate. How far will Eloko go to ensure that he lives to see another day.
CHESIRAH // L.D. Lewis
A gilded cage is still a prison. Chesirah has decided fight for her freedom, and she’ll burn anyone who stands in her way.
INDIE SPOTLIGHT : THE SEEDBEARING PRINCE // DaVaun Sanders