From the Editors

Because I’m the Executive Editor and have no hand in picking the selections, I feel I can say our Spring 2015 issue of Interfictions Online is a real treat. Below is a very brief description from each of our editors…

Fordham Court

Richard Bowes

fiction

To evoke the first place I lived, I try to remember the first adult words I understood, the scrambled way toys and furniture were as important as people, the terrors that came with the dark. Those things stay with you…

From, To

Saudamini Deo

poetry

Rain and rain and rain and the familiar sight of rural Rajasthan seemed almost foreign with its green stillness reminding me of my train ride to Prague from Berlin where nothing happened except silence,            …

How We Are Marked

Pear Nuallak

poetry

We all sleep above our ancestors– it began and ended with bone, a rotted tooth, a thigh broken, honeycomb and marrow. Near Ban Chiang, a pointed-face dhole whistles to the balcony of stars, quick feet through leaves as the hunt…

The Cure

Malinda Lo

fiction

“A hysterical girl is a vampire who sucks the blood of the healthy people about her.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes   The first time the fit came over me it was as if I’d plunged into a deep well, and…

Lo and La

Stephin Merritt

art

Singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt is the leader of the band the Magnetic Fields, as well as three offshoot bands: the 6ths, Future Bible Heroes, and the Gothic Archies. He has also written music for theater and film, including a collaboration with…

Stone

Penny Stirling

poetry

  Penny Stirling used to be stone but now she is flesh, words and embroidery stitches. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in Lackington’s, Strange Horizons, Goblin Fruit, Heiresses of Russ 2014, and others. Find her at http://www.pennystirling.com/ and…

Telepresence

Emily Jiang

art

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR: EMILY JIANG PRODUCER, DIRECTOR: BRIAN DOOM EDITOR: LENA BROOKS ON-SITE SINGERS: CATHLEEN KALCIC (SOLOIST), BARBARA SAXTON, ANNA CHASE, CIARA KARSKI, EITHNE PARDINI, YITING JIN TELEPRESENCE SINGERS: ARKADY MARTINE (SOLOIST), MARI NESS, TEDDY BUCHANAN, MIKE SWIRSKY, ALYC…

The Walking Thing

Marlee Jane Ward

fiction

“Have you heard about this walking thing?” Mum called, knocking on the door. Brian Sloan looked up from between my legs with alarm. “Shit,” I said. He shot up like a piston, sheets flying as he scrambled for his clothes.…

Can You Hear What I’m Saying

Peri Himsel

nonfiction

Spotlight 1 In 1988, Gallaudet University elected another hearing president. The students of Gallaudet believed that the time had come for a deaf person to run the university for the deaf and hard of hearing—they created the Deaf President Now protest…

Number One Hit

Elad Haber

fiction

The highway is paved with the bodies of musicians. Their bones crunch under the weight of our motorcycles, a staccato of shattering, every once awhile a cleft-shaped sigh or a note or two of an ancient number one hit. The…

Five Bites

Brenda Beardsley

poetry

Plattered slivers, curled cinnamon, and the frame of yarrow.   The oily residue of mother’s homemade salad dressing, decanter lid open – rim, glimmering with oregano feathered oil.   In this one: patina patterned sidewalk, moss clawing through cracks and…