from DNABy Johannah Rodgers
On April 20, 2075, an e-mail message with the subject heading JFDAKLJFDA was sent to six billion computers and unleashed the GORGON worm, which became responsible for the longest continuous interruption of the global network--three days--to date. Resulting in an estimated STM55000000000000 in damages, GORGON ushered in a new age of global systems architecture and security.
Lets Say His Name Was DanielBy Igor Stiks, translated by Natasa Milas
Let's Say His Name Was Daniel was first published in print in Dec 2013 in Absinthe 20: Spotlight on Bosnia. Let me tell you a story about a colleague, a judge, a story about a friend, a peer, a Sarajevo Jew. You see, this fellow judge, lets say his name was Daniel, was born to an impoverished family of former doctors and petty traders.
A diary of mysterious difficultiesBy Laura Raicovich
I could feel the pressure of it all falling on my neck, my back, my ribs. For the moment it was too much, and I thought about crying out. This association with our brother Francis, little by little, was crushing for me, when for her it meant little.
MORE EPIPHANiESBy Richard Kostelanetz
The violin she played had the sound of a piano. Every award he lost prompted him to make something new; every award he received put his creativity to sleep.
from MiransùBy Monica Sarsini, translated from the Italian by Maryann De Julio
Sometimes in the evening before falling asleep, I see my grandfather again, under a veil, before he died he would often say, what a terrible thing, he wanted to say something, but he realized that he was forgetting the words as he was pronouncing them.
FaceBy Mary Stein
The man outside Barcelona who accidentally leveled his face with the misfire of a shotgun received the first-ever full face transplant. In the picture, a throng of doctors surround him; Henry, looking lost among the lab-coat clad, wearing someone elses expression.
HarlequinBy Matthew Mellina
You are going fucking nuts. The VA has taught me that nuts should never be applied. Were not nuts, were heroically damaged.
There Are No Real Places
JESSE BALL with Rita Bullwinkel
esse Ball is a writer. He is also a fighter and a photographer though, as youll learn below, he lacks faith in images. He has written three prior novels, all of which leave a lingering feeling that your heart contains not four chambers, but five, and that someone, unbeknownst to you, has inserted a false memory into that previously secret fifth atrium.
Tom's Big NightBy Tom Motley
T. Motley is a core contributor to Cartozia Tales, a fantasy mapjam comic for all ages: cartozia.com. He blogs at cartooniologist.blogspot.com and yourdailydoodle.tumblr.com
Dance Improv DuoBy Clara Bessijelle
Clara Bessijelle is an artist living in New York. Her drawings have appeared in many publications including The Believer and the forthcoming anthology book from Chronicle 'The Who The What The When.' She is the author of the comics Face Man and The Lobster King. Austin English is an artist living in New York.Hhe has published many books of his comics, including Christina and Charles and The Disgusting Room. He also runs the small publishing house Domino Books.