Speculative issue

“Those That Sow and Those That Reap”

On a nimbus of decay, it emerged from the dark recesses of her closet and…

“The Devil in Tia Adelina’s Botanica”

It was a bitterly cold November evening, fifteen minutes or so before closing when the…

“Dragonflies”

They were floating, flying in tandem, punctuated by the last of the year’s sunlight, perfectly…

“Unseen”

Cast aside the bloody hands of the self-righteous for they brittle and collapse amongst the…

“Rose in the Fade”

The first time she noticed, it was purely accidental. A quick glance while reaching for…

“Wading”

The winds bouncing off the gulf swaddle Fleur’s bare head as she stands at its…

“The Eyes That Follow Me”

The fireflies hovered in front of me, their green bodies emitting a radio buzz with…

“Chest of Hope”

When Sunduq was four she got stuck in the hope chest in her grandmother’s bedroom.…

“Tika Zika”

It was called “Tika Zika”. They gave us instructions to lock ourselves away from each…

“The Affliction of Aesthetics”

Melam partially unzipped the full body control unit and took a deep breath. It was…

“Luz”

I’m not good at being a witch. To say that I’m incompetent wouldn’t even cover…

“How to Make a Wish”

On the first night the stars fell, the whole suburb rushed out of their beds…

midnight and indigo literary journal for black writers
“The Intersection”

“Curse this damned place. I don’t want anything to do with here.” Holson, my best…

“Marjani’s Gift”

The leaves on the two maple trees in the yard beamed a spectacular fiery red…