For some reason, Fox Mulder was no longer played by David Duchovny. Instead, Michael Keaton took on the role. And he’s lecturing Scully in an interrogation room. Quickly thereafter, they go into a hotel room where Scully sees a sheet that’s been written on in blood. While she’s there, she realizes she’s been hypnotized. This […]

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Don’t look up. Keep Calm and Carry On, said the Government. Some mastermind at the Home Office had decided it was time to use the posters that had become so popular during the Recession. What people saw in the sky was even worse than a financial recession. Don’t look up they said. So of course […]

There were roadblocks in every direction. But he still managed to escape and speed down a winding road leading to a expansive lake. As he grew closer to the lake he found that the water had overtaken the road, forcing him to slam on the brakes. His red car skidded to a stop, and he […]

If Emilia, as a young girl, had known what was in that room, she might never have gone in. If she’d known what that red light leaking out from that room meant, all those sobs that went in. Then she’d have never needed to open up the house, years later, to the new police lieutenant. […]

Read Alex Clark-McGlenn’s “The Sign For Grief Is Crow.” 1. What made you want to become a writer? Growing up I was severely dyslexic. I didn’t read a book until I was in 8th grade. In that same year, my English teacher shared some of the works of Edgar Allan Poe and ee cummings with […]

Chruck Norris is in a jungle somewhere. He’s stalking an enemy in the hot, humid underbrush until mortar rounds start to hit. Chuck begins to run. He sprints through the jungle until he stops cold. The sound of a nearby mortar is just too close. He shoulders his weapon and scales a tree. He leaps […]

In the time that I spent looking for David Adcock, it never occurred to me that he was not human, but a spirit, a rumor. Maybe he had been human at one point, but time had eroded his name into nothing but a whisper on the wind. How did I even find myself in this […]

Read Sean Gill’s “Past Lives, Now Available on Videocassette.” 1. What made you want to become a writer? I wrote my first “book” at age seven. It was called Deserted! and was about twenty pages long, illustrated, comb bound, and somehow incredibly derivative of both Robinson Crusoe and the Jabba’s Palace scenes from Return of […]

Read L.P. Lee’s “Hibakusha” in East Asia. 1. What made you want to become a writer? So far I’ve tended to do bursts of writing separated by sometimes quite long intervals doing something else. What makes me want to write each time is a bit different to the last. Today I like writing because my […]

The crow perched on the fire escape rail. It was the first day of spring and, somehow, there wasn’t a cloud in Queens. The crow eyed the meat that flopped from Frank’s sandwich on the table. Frank flung his hands in the air and the bird dropped off the railing, swooped low in the street, […]

Read Sandor Kovac’s “The Girl in the Flowery Dress.” 1. What made you want to become a writer? In my early twenties, I became the singer of a rock band, and I wrote all the lyrics. I believe, this was the point in my life when I began to enjoy the game of words. I […]