February 2015 Table of Contents



weight-300wOriginal Flash Fiction:
Weight of the World

by José Pablo Iriarte

A sick child’s dangerous trip to a strange new world —  Destination: Earth.


opened-300wOriginal Flash Fiction:
She Opened Her Arms

by Amanda C. Davis

A young woman faces an agonizing choice when her wish comes true.


kite-300wFlash Fiction:
A Kite for Sarah

by David G. Blake

His love for his daughter was real — even if he was not.


nature-witch-300wShort Story:
Nature Witch

by Rebecca Lyons

A wise woman knows there’s a perfect place for everyone — and how to get them there.


nine-lives-wonderFlash Fiction:
Nine-Lived Wonders

by Rachael K. Jones

An elusive blue-furred cat proves that you’re never too old for bedtime stories.



Boys, Mechanics and Love

by Carole McDonnell

Carole reviews A Plague of Unicorns by Jane Yolen, The Man Who Lived in Inner Space by Arnold FederbushJack, and the films Cuckoo Clock Heart 5 and S.I.N. Theory.


The Remake Chronicles:
Two Deeply Unstable Spiral Staircases

by Adam-Troy Castro

Adam revisits the Shirley Jackson adaptation The Haunting as seen through the eyes of Robert Wise — and Jan de Bont.


Area 51 1/2
February 2015

by Steven Sawicki

Our Alien reviews The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton, The Defenders of Shannara, the High Druid’s Blade by Terry Brooks, Lovers & Fighters, Starships & Dragons by Tom Purdon, Willful Child by Steven Erikson, The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch, and the film Lucy.

New & Noteworthy Short Genre Fiction: 
February 2015

by Gillian Daniels

Gillian reviews “Kia and Gio” by Daniel José Older, “Returned” by Kat Howard, “A Universal Elegy” by Tang Fei, and “Soft Currency” by Seth Gordon.


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