Origins and Choices

Stephanie Bradshaw | October 17 2018 Hero walks down the road. He’s just cleaned out a fryer for a cook, and his stomach isn’t growling for once. He smells like trash and his hands are grimy from the grease, but he’s happy. It’s a long walk to the bathhouse, but he’s in no rush. He … Continue reading Origins and Choices

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Caskets and Call Numbers, Part IV

Gwyneth Findlay | October 16 2018 [Part I, II, III] The funeral for Gregory Mason was held that Sunday afternoon. I stayed on site for all services that took place at Sfares, usually hanging back in my office unless someone needed assistance. That day I stayed in the lobby. The family stuck with a routine … Continue reading Caskets and Call Numbers, Part IV

The Seventieth Rebirth of Simeon Glasgow: Part 3

Emily Stroble | October 8 2018 [Part 1, Part 2] It had been a very slow, sleepy century. Simeon was glad. If you want to know just how messed up this situation was: there was a forty-seven-year-old mind wrapped in a body, scientifically preserved by the meticulous and costly process of suspended animation, the eyes … Continue reading The Seventieth Rebirth of Simeon Glasgow: Part 3

Caskets and Call Numbers, Part III

Gwyneth Findlay | October 2 2018 [Part I, Part II] Startling and uncomfortable events become daily routine for morticians—tragic accidents, heated family dynamics, a pacemaker no one told us about. That Carmen was introduced to my profession through sudden tragedy was unexpected, yes, but I was well equipped to deal with far more unsettling situations. … Continue reading Caskets and Call Numbers, Part III

The Seventieth Rebirth of Simeon Glasgow: Part 2

Emily Stroble | September 24 2018 [Part I] Damn did he love that girl. Jake Blane didn’t know much about love. Hell, if he was gonna be honest--and he wasn’t even honest Kley, the fanatic whose body he was watching arc elegantly through the complex movements of ritual combat--if he was being honest, he felt … Continue reading The Seventieth Rebirth of Simeon Glasgow: Part 2