Letter From The Editor - Issue 69 - June 2019

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Foreign Bodies
by Melinda Brasher
Salt and Sand
by Kate O'Connor
Memory of Magic
by Jacob A. Boyd
Rapture Nation
by Jennifer Noelle Welch
The Other Bank of the River
by Camila Fernandes
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Foreign Bodies
    by Melinda Brasher

Foreign Bodies
Artwork by Andres Mossa

Dustin staggered into the colony's biolab, eyes bloodshot. He slammed the door switch hard and watched until it slid shut. "You gotta give me something for this," he moaned, clutching his belly.

"Nauseated?" Elizabeth asked as she settled him onto the exam table.

His glare gave the answer.

"Did you eat something --"

"Not since last night. Can't stand the thought of it."

"And before that?"

"Obviously I ate. But nothing I haven't had before."

"No mushrooms or berries?"



"Just a glass of Mirek's Ale. Two days ago."

"What about meat?"

His face contorted. She barely got him the trash bin before he heaved. Bile. He wiped his mouth and glared again.

"I can give you some anti-nausea medication, but --"

"Will that make him go away?" Dustin asked, his voice low, earnest.


Dustin lifted a shaking finger to point behind Elizabeth.

She looked over her shoulder at the empty lab. When she turned back to Dustin, his eyes were fixed on a spot at the base of one of her tables.

"Who are you talking about?" she asked gently.

"You can't see him, can you?"


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