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Art for Issue 46
The Gobbler III: All Chopped Up

Issue 46

Paul Soto

The Gobbler III: All Chopped Up

Smash and kill, piggies!

Through the blinds, the sun began to soften. Santi did not know how the room could be so still now, so quiet, when the scorpion had just been here, lashing like a flame. He held Ma’s hand in the dimming light, eyes on the cracks above the tile, keeping watch.

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Art for Issue 45
Ace

Issue 45

Jared Jackson

Ace

Tonight was SmackDown!

We transformed the living room into an arena. Hauled the coffee table from the center of the room and carried it into the dining room. Removed objects that could cause a freak accident — a statue sitting on a low mantle that my parents picked up on their honeymoon, the fireplace poker we never used. We took the cushions and pillows from the couch and spread them across the floor, covered sharp edges with throw blankets and with my bedroom comforter.

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Art for Issue 44
The Suitors of Helen

Issue 44

Stephen Squibb

The Suitors of Helen

I mean, a man is worse than a baby

I can’t give you what you need. Look around you. Everything around us shouts your fertility. Points toward it. The whole palace is waiting on your womb. It’s the organizing principle of this entire operation. You think you can hold out against it?

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