Relay – Foragers

Foragers by Jaime Fountaine, X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine. Foragers catches a broken moment in time when Mom’s new maybe-boyfriend, Jeff, cooks a ‘family’ dinner. It’s a ritual ceremony where the ingredients are quite toxic, and I’m not talking about the wild mushrooms. There’s a lesson waiting right in the middle for the narrator, whose anger is … Continue reading Relay – Foragers

Relay – The Station

The Station by Terence Hannum, via Queen Mob's Teahouse, is a contemporary riff on Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's classic Roadside Picnic. Time and reality vibrate uncertainly as a security guard protects a ruined and toxic shopping plaza on the Gulf Coast. Everything, including the narrator's life, is waste. Worth it for details that are well … Continue reading Relay – The Station