To Rise Again
Apex Magazine » Short Fiction
by Kelsea Yu
2w ago
The sunset was bolder than usual that evening, a deep indigo streaked with Dutch orange, fuchsia, and saffron. You barely noticed, hurrying as you were ..read more
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The Jukebox Man
Apex Magazine » Short Fiction
by Natalia Theodoridou
3w ago
Two sips in, she sees the Jukebox Man sitting in a corner, his lips slightly parted. She only realizes what he is when he takes a drink of water in the middle of a song and the music stalls briefly while he swallows ..read more
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The Art the Owls Can’t Swallow
Apex Magazine » Short Fiction
by Spencer Nitkey
1M ago
Frederick says I shouldn’t spend so much time with dead things. He warns that I, too, might atrophy and ossify ..read more
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The Clown Watches the Clown
Apex Magazine » Short Fiction
by Sara S. Messenger
1M ago
I dress up as a clown and let people beat me up in the alley behind the cybermotel. The first man who ever did this to me, he was my best friend ..read more
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Out of Print
Apex Magazine » Short Fiction
by Wen Wen Yang
1M ago
His white skin looked even more pale in monochrome. In the final chapters, he had worn his officer’s uniform, to remind me of his country’s authority over my city ..read more
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Abode
Apex Magazine » Short Fiction
by Jermane Cooper
1M ago
Near the center of the space, a worktable, and a loom—and the Matron. She sits at her loom, just as she has every evening long after the world has gone to sleep ..read more
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Down the Dust Hatch
Apex Magazine » Short Fiction
by Derrick Boden
1M ago
Life is transactional. Give this, get that. It’s the first law of thermodynamics, nothing personal. No sense getting dust-fucked over it ..read more
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At Night She Dreams of Silverfish
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by Monica Joyce Evans
2M ago
The ocean is a woman and it is dreaming, dreaming, Ekaterina thinks as she holds the hardsuit’s arm open, ready to clip a sample ..read more
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Those Left Behind
Apex Magazine » Short Fiction
by Kanishk Tantia
2M ago
Three pieces of toast—dark on one side, light on the other. A cup of coffee. Rosh’s preference is Blend 14, with hints of Sub-Saharan Africa and caramel, delivered tepid with more milk than expresso ..read more
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The Feeding of Closed Mouths
Apex Magazine » Short Fiction
by Eden Royce
3M ago
When the news said three more young men had been found dead in their homes, Grace knew her mother had come to town ..read more
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