Table of Contents
- The Eighth Fathom — Chris Panatier
- The Wicked Stepmother — Rhema Sayers
- The Draining — Matt Hornsby
- Sonata III: Canta — L. Chan
Cover art by Chris Panatier.
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Andante: Sona Siege drums struck the town just before daybreak – whaleskin stretched over hollowed out tree trunks, varnished and polished until the drum bodies were darker than a moonless night. War Music was the province of the Empire military, and was not often employed by the Periphery patrols. Early morning mist clung to the ground, warping and distorting as the waves of force sped from the siege drums, propagating through the Sound and smashing …
Q: What inspires you?
A: Many things! I’m the filter feeder in the inspiration food chain. Sometimes, it’s bouncing ideas off tweets with friends. Sometimes I start with a title but no story. Sometimes I start with a line or a scene with no idea how the rest of the story goes. Recently, I’ve tried to address some weird imbalances in tropes that irked me, like the Selkie myth.
L. Chan hails from Singapore. He spends most of his time wrangling two dogs. His work has appeared in places like Translunar Travellers Lounge, Podcastle, and the Dark. He tweets occasionally @lchanwrites.