Welcome to Issue Seven of Devilfish Review!
We have some tricky treats for you this issue: a bit of horror here, bit of action there, time travel, and some magic realism to top it all off. We’ve never put out an issue we weren’t proud of, and this is no exception. As diverse as these stories are, they all stand on their relationships. Not every relationship ends happily, but they are all worth exploring. We hope you enjoy them all as much as we do. And, as always, if you feel you have a story that we might like, our submission box is always open.
Some Trick by Sonia Christensen – Grandpa had a monster living inside of him. That’s how come I never saw him much.
Loose Connections by Michele Jenkins – Her people are inside. Only minutes remain before they evacuate the remaining dregs of artificial atmosphere.
The 88-Inch Cyclotron by Arthur Lorenz – Michael swallowed the last of his lemonade and tipped his glass back until the ice rattled against his teeth. He wiped his mouth with the back of his hand and said, “I don’t think we should see each other anymore.”
Deer Dance by Matthew Barbour – This morning we received word from Father Baca that the Pueblo peoples were gathering to perform their heathen rituals. Immediately, I departed with the priest and a detachment of sixteen men from the villa of Santa Cruz.
Difference of Opinion by Nicci Mechler – BOOM. Glass shattered and buckshot blew through the front door from outside.
Clara’s Baby (excerpted from gas-food-lodging) by Akil Wingate – I watch the train conductor carry the bags of the little old ladies from Myrtle on board. I hear them talk about their boxes of chicken they want to eat up good. But I just close my eyes and lay my head down on my suitcase.