Introducing: “midnight”
Speculative fiction by Black women writers

An unidentified teenage girl fights for her life in the middle of the woods, from the man who abducted her…Magic is about love, but when Luz Santiago’s love drives her to vengeance, no one in her city is safe…

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midnight - Speculative fiction by Black women writers

“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…

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“The Affliction of Aesthetics”

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

“Chest of Hope”

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

“Unseen”

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

“Those That Sow and Those That Reap”

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

“Luz”

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

“Rose in the Fade”

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

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“The Intersection”

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

“The Eyes That Follow Me”

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

“Dragonflies”

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

“Wading”

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

“The Devil in Tia Adelina’s Botanica”

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

“Marjani’s Gift”

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

“How to Make a Wish”

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

“Tika Zika”

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