"We are headed back toward the smoke, I think, and I envision all the trains across the country suddenly moving toward this central point and then rising upward with the plume."
From “Nuée Ardente” by Dolan Morgan, recommended by Aforementioned Press. Read it for free tomorrow in Electric Literature’s weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading.
Photo by Gerry Balding.
Whither the book jacket? “If, for the majority of books, the jacket no longer serves a protective function, it still shields the subcutaneous narrative metaphorically. As we spend more of our reading time in digital, disembodied, notional environments where texts lack differentiation and may easily leach into one another unconstrained, covers (and physical books in general) remain part of an anxious cultural effort to corral and contain the boundless.”
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Slap .45 is an Old Western slap duel for three to seven players.
I’ve been working on this game for a little over a year, it’s been insanely fun to playtest. It’s definitely the best thing I’ve worked on since Cards Against Humanity.
Want to write fantasy? J.R.R. Tolkien has some advice.
Hiroshige - New Year’s Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree, Ōji (1857)