Vol. 3, Issue 24

“Love can cauterize wounds and carve new ones. It is a bane, a salve, a mystery, and an all-consuming entity that we sometimes seek to stare down and shrink from because we cannot stand to see what is reflected back at us. This issue portrays love’s complicated facets, especially its passion, pain, and ambiguity.”

-D. W. McKinney, Issue 24 curator and TNSF Web Resident

You Belong to Me | Visual Art

You Belong to Me | Visual Art

You Belong to Me You belong to me is a colorful piece with man and woman. The man holds the woman’s heart in his hand. Is this love? Possession cannot be defined as love, except by the possessor. The bright colors offset the theme of this painting. It...
Magma | Poetry

Magma | Poetry

We kiss until my lips are swollen, vascular and pink in the rearview mirror, the Twenty Mile Bend a dark, open palm outside my windshield. We hunker inside my Camry like Eskimoes huddled in an igloo, encapsulated in our own ecosystem – humidity at our hairlines,...
Permineralization | Fiction

Permineralization | Fiction

TW: relationship violence *** Permineralization (n): the process of fossilization involving deposits of mineral-rich groundwater seeping into the cracks of buried organisms and solidifying We find my fossils in Glen Rose, Texas. My team, a group composed of one...
Madeleine Sardina | Interview

Madeleine Sardina | Interview

Madeleine Sardina in conversation with DW McKinney Madeleine Sardina is a writer of all things weird and magical. She’s been published in Psychopomp Magazine, Entropy, 45th Parallel, and elsewhere. She’s also the author of the fiction collection Lonely...