From Earth to Io, With Love // Adelehin Ijasan – 2461 words
A geophysicist reassigned to one of Jupiter’s moons browses the reviews of the solar system’s top teleportation companies. What could go wrong?
The Red Summer // Wendy Shaia – 7335 words
At a remote compound, Samuel is skeptical of an enigmatic leader’s urgings to cast aside nonviolent resistance to white supremacy, but a series of disturbing visions shakes his beliefs to the core.
The Brief Life Story of Lila // Danny Cherry Jr – 7251 words
Buy Lila a drink, she’ll tell you the day you die. Few stay to flirt; none really believe…but one changes everything.
The Way Things Are // Jendayi Brooks-Flemister – 3990 words
Through the BeastFinder app, Nandi connects with a fellow impundulu, hopeful this potential lover can help weather endure a lonely and hostile existence. The app creators have different plans.
Telepathy // Chisom Okafor
Delivery // C. L. Polk
The Economics of Death – // Nnadi Samuel
“When Black Boys Find Magic,” by LaDarrion Williams